Home News WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about his battle with addiction, suicide,...

WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about his battle with addiction, suicide, depression and mental health

This is an incredibly brave and deeply selfless thing to do.

A young Portlaoise man has opened up about his own struggles with addiction, depression and mental health in a moving video.

20-year-old Fionn Scully posted the very personal and honest video to Youtube last night.

Already, it has amassed thousands of views with comments from people in different parts of the world who can relate to what he is saying.

In the video, Fionn explains how for the last year, he has struggled with his gambling addiction, mental health issues and depression.

Things got so bad for him that around Christmas time, he attempted suicide.

However, Fionn still had a life to live and he spent eight weeks in Cuan Mhuire in Athy which completely changed his life.

Speaking to LaoisToday, Fionn said that he put the video out in a bid to help other people who may be going through a difficult time at present.

He said: “The purpose of the video is to reach out to anyone who is struggling at the moment.

“Making it certainly helped me and I hope that it will help somebody else who watches it too.”

Fionn now wants to pass on the knowledge that he has gained over the last year to anyone who is suffering with addiction, mental health or depression.

And Fionn feels that this is very relevant now as we are in the midst of the Coronavirus which means that many people who are battling with these issues may find themselves alone.

Check out his deeply personal video below:

SEE ALSO – 294 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 14 more deaths

Previous articleLocal Councillors welcome six new homes for families in Laois town
Next articleWATCH: Young Laois girl remixes Gavin James hit in tribute to nurses, doctors and staying at home
Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.