Currently living in an Irish postcard. ☀️
I don’t understand how someone in such a position could make such comments in any way shape or form, but especially the first minister of a country with such a tumultuous relationship regarding religious beliefs.
He was also given the opportunity to retract said comments and apologise but basically refused to so I’m of the belief he’s incapable of looking after a country such as Northern Ireland. As a result of this, one of the country’s best MLAs (Anna Lo) has made the decision to leave as she does not feel safe anymore which is a serious blow to the hot mess that is Northern Irish politics.
Over the past few years, the suicide rate has increased by 100% in Northern Ireland, specifically in young people under the age of 25 and in my area.
Please speak up if you are struggling in any way, I know how it feels and how difficult it is. The important thing is to talk to someone. That first step is the hardest.
If you feel depressed, or you are worried about someone you know, there are places to get help in your county and nation wide: Barnardos, ASIST, Opportunity Youth, Contact NI, PIPS and PAPYRUS are just a few.
Nice spot for this morning 🌊⛅️❄️