On 28th March 2005 Daniel O'Hare took his own life at the age of 19. Daniel had no previous history of mental health problems nor had he shown any outward signs of his intentions. Daniel was a normal 19-year-old young man, who was extremely popular and well known in his local community. He had a large amount of good friends and a family that loved him dearly. To this day his family remain devastated by their loss and are still no nearer to understanding Daniel’s choice of action on that day.
Keeping Daniel's memory alive.
Daniel’s brothers Matthew and Ben, along with his cousin Sarah (then aged 10, 5 and 13) hoped to do something positive to try and prevent a family suffering a similar experience. They wanted to create a lasting memory to Daniel and started If U Care Share.They designed a wristband that carried our message “If U Care Share” to encourage young people to “SHARE” problems instead of burying them within.
A good Samaritan.
Due to receiving support from a family friend (Suzanne) who was a Samaritan, the children started to raise awareness for this organisation and eventually rose over £48,000, which was utilised on young people’s projects within the Samaritan’s North East region.
Founders receive Diana Award.
Matthew, Ben and Sarah were invited to Westminster to receive their award from Maggie Turner OBE, chief executive of the Diana Awards for their commitment to suicide prevention.