‘People asked did she leave a note? What did she say? That is unbelievably intrusive’

Helena Tubridy’s daughter Karla died at age 17

Karla, Helena and Suzanne, who was just 10 when Karla died.

Karla, Helena and Suzanne, who was just 10 when Karla died.

“We live in a cluster area,” Helena Tubridy, fertility coach, therapist and mother of two, explains as we begin our conversation. “I could not walk up the street without meeting a suicide bereaved mother.”

“I had actually counselled two of them. I know it sounds mad but I had an idea, kind of, what it’s like. “But,” she adds, “I never expected it.”

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