Remembering Fr Coote

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019, in Depression, Mental Health, Relationships, Suicide, Young peopleNo Comments

Fr Tony Coote passed away on Wednesday, August 28th, following a battle with motor neurone disease. He was a much loved priest and in particular well remember for his time in UCD as a chaplain helping others. In this piece from 2007, we hear him talk about the work he did for parents who had lost a child by suicide.

Loosing a child to suicide is perhaps the hardest way of loosing a child.  It brings up endless questions of why and leaves the person desperately trying to seek understanding.  Fr Tony Coote is the chaplain in UCD and he does a lot of work with parents who have lost a child and are trying to resolve these questions.  Miriam Gormally met Tony out in UCD and asked him to talk about effects the suicide of a child can have on a parent. 

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