Caoilte O Broin, RIP, “Anyone’s Brother”

Caoilte O Broin

Caoilte O Broin

Warning :Some readers may find this story very distressing.

Caoilte O Broin developed mental health difficulties and started to abuse alcohol. his family were told

“Nothing could be done to help Caoilte, because he drank heavily”

Caoilte had what health care professionals call a “dual diagnosis”.
Caoilte’s family went on social media looking for help for Caoilte. Sadly that help never arrived and Caoilte died on 2nd of January 2016.
We are very grateful to the O Broin family for allowing us to share their story. They are truly inspirational and brave people who wish to prevent other families suffering the way they have.

Reports on Caoilte O Broin’s story

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We can provide insights on the issues affecting addiction and mental health but cannot provide access to the O Broin family at this time. You might find this introduction to dual diagnosis useful and various reports can be found here.
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