The Grammy-award winning “Pokerface” pop star, Lady Gaga, is being credited with saving a depressed Irish fan from suicide by reaching out to her with a personal message through her web community, LittleMonsters.com.
The troubled fan from County Offaly sent a post to the online forum which suggested that she was depressed and was contemplating suicide.
“The Suicide in Ireland Survey” published in May 2013, funded mostly by the charity 3Ts, reported that “globally youth suicide has increased in the past 50 years. In Ireland, suicide is the leading cause of death among the male population aged 15-24 years.”
Having seen the distressing post from the young girl the pop-singer posted a message to the Irish teen.
She wrote “We all love you, nothing is worth taking your life.
“Just remember how sad I would be, how sad we would all be.
“We are connected through the music and that is powerful. Listen to music and get creative with your life,” she added.
Her positive message repeatedly reminded the Offaly girl of her potential in the future.
Gaga wrote “You can be and become anything. You have more power than u think.”
Later the young girl confirmed that she had experienced suicidal thoughts and expressed her gratitude to the US star writing “'I love you so much Gaga, you're everything to me and what you done for me yesterday was amazing,'' the girl said in an emotional message.
''You saved me, and my family and friends can thank you for that.
''With your support I am strong and knowing you took time out of your busy life just made me so honored to be here.”
She continued ''I (was) suicidal and you saved me, you don't understand how you have changed my life completely.”
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