The work started from my kitchen table and now we have a SOSAD house in Navan town.
I left the SOSAD offices and drove home to Navan and set up the Navan branch of the charity.
But no one judges at SOSAD and they accepted it was what I needed to do.
Now Marie and her friends at SOSAD Navan have joined together to nominate Peter Moroney for a Pride of Ireland Award.
Marie is one of the co-ordinators in SOSAD who operate 24-hour helplines for those at risk of suicide.
Since Brian's death she has seen countless others come through the doors of the SOSAD house looking for help, counselling or even just someone to listen.
My only regret is that I didn't know about SOSAD before Brian died as I really think it would have made a difference.
There is so little support out there - we see people coming in here and the difference I feel about SOSAD is that here, maybe for the first time, people are actually listening to them.
She said: "I saw SOSAD was setting up in Navan and rang and ended up talking to co-ordinator Marie Johnston.
People don't understand about losing someone to suicide unless they have been through it and at SOSAD there are people who understand and empathise with you even though we each are on our own personal journey.
Now Jay drops into the SOSAD house in Navan for a cuppa and a chat.
Peter has joined forces with the Irish Daily Mirror to get people involved in SOSAD