Sinead O'Connor says she is suicidal in Facebook video
UPI News Service, 08/08/2017
Sinead O'Connor has released a video on Facebook announcing that she is suicidal and living at a New Jersey Travelodge.
The clip, released Thursday, features the Irish singer crying throughout as she describes what it's like to live with mental illness.
"I'm now living in a Travelodge hotel in the arse end of New Jersey. I'm all by myself and there's absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on Earth who says I'm his hero," she says in the video.
"That's about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment. The fact that I'm his bloody hero. And that's kind of pathetic."
O'Connor states that she is alone and dealing with the same mental health issues as millions of others do.
"I'm fighting like all the millions I know to stay alive everyday which I'm doing because I love the people that are doing this to me," O'Connor says.
"I'm not staying alive for me. If it was me I'd be gone straight away back to my mom because I walked this Earth alone for two years as punishment for being mentally [expletive] ill and being angry that nobody would [expletive] take care of me, specifically for being suicidal."
O'Connor also asks viewers to help those suffering from mental illness.
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"If you have a family member that suffers from mental illness, care for them, tenderness, love, care for them. Visit them in the hospital, don't dump them in the hospital and bugger off."
A day after releasing the video, the songwriter announced that she was staying at a Travelodge in South Hackensack, New Jersey however, NorthJersey.com has reported that there is no record of O'Connor staying at the motel.
In May 2016, O'Connor was reported missing before being found a day later inside a Chicago area hotel. She was later taken to a hospital.
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