Mother, 18, from Co Antrim took her own life weeks after the birth of her youngest son

Shaciara McDowell, 18, of Ballymena, in Co Antrim, died on September 7, just four weeks after the birth of her son Cáhir. Her sister Vanessa has spoken out urging mothers to get help for mental health issues.
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