A woman from West Cork is echoing calls for changes to the mental health act.
Noreen Murphy and her sons lived in fear of her husband who suffered from depression and had spoken about killing himself and the family before he died by suicide.
Speaking to Radio Kerry, Noreen said her husband was a good man who was in the grips of an illness where he thought it would be better for their children if they died.
This follow calls from Una Butler from Ballycotton for changes to the Mental Health Act.
Her husband killed their two daughters before killing himself in November 2010.
She wants mandatory risk assessments to be conducted on the families and children of mental health patients.
Noreen agrees that mandatory risk assessments be carried out on the families and children of mental health patients and that the Mental Health Act should be changed.
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