1. ITV Report

Youths post messages of hope on Cavehill

A group of young people from north Belfast are reaching out by creating messages of hope for those who are struggling with suicide.

Hundreds of the messages have gone up at Cavehill over the past few days.

It’s a deeply personal mission for Aaron, who lost his brother to suicide nine years ago and has struggled with his own mental health.

It's a deeply personal issue for Aaron. Credit: UTV

He said: “I believe if one or two people see the posters and tells a friend it spreads the word that there’s people out there willing to help.”

Last month it emerged that five people are dying by suicide in Northern Ireland every week.

It’s a crisis that this group of friends are determined to face up to in their own unique way.

Aaron continued: “If I can do something to stop people taking their own lives, then if it reaches out to one or two people then I’m happy, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.”

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