Mystery person leaves letter on Peace Bridge to help anyone contemplating suicide

An anonymous letter to anyone contemplating suicide has been left on the Peace Bridge in Derry.

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 12:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:44 pm
The letter was left on the Peace Bridge.

The preventative letter was secured to the bridge along with hundreds of brightly coloured ribbons recently.

A local woman, who spotted the letter, said it "was a symbol of hope for the people of this city".

The letter reads: "Remember: how you feel really matters.

The letter was attached to the Peace Bridge along with hundreds of brightly coloured ribbons.

"You are allowed to feel bad.

"You are allowed to ask for help.

"You are allowed to feel better."

Perhaps the most emotive line in the letter is: "Please don't leave us - if we lose you our city will lose a little bit of its soul."

The letter and the ribbons were on the Peace Bridge recently.

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The letter was attached to the Peace Bridge along with hundreds of brightly coloured ribbons.
The letter and the ribbons were on the Peace Bridge recently.