When we heard that as many as one in ten young people leaving Russian orphanages commit suicide we knew we had to help. Fear and despair are emotions that all of the orphanage leavers attending our support groups are familiar with.
Taras said: It would have been better if I had been born with some mental disability. Then I wouldn't think about what the point of being alive is and it wouldn't be so terrifying to be left alone.
Fortunately, our colleagues in St Petersburg are able to build up trust with these vulnerable young people, so that they can begin to work through their problems and start to savour life again.
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