Let’s Talk About Self-harm

Today is self-injury awareness day (SIAD). SIAD takes place internationally on March the first every year to raise awareness around self-injury. The following is from Life Signs which is an organisation for self-injury guidance and network support “Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and…

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Let’s Talk About Anxiety

An anxiety disorder is not worrying too much. It is not an excuse to “get out” of doing certain things. It is not an emotion nor is it a person just creating imaginary problems to gain sympathy. Anxiety disorders are a very real thing for many people. We all get anxious from time to time,…

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Suicide Prevention Day

The 10th of September 2016 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. 800,000 people lose their lives through suicide every year and leave behind countless grieving loved ones who have to then try to make peace and understand the reasons why. The purpose…

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Dear Class of 2016, A Little Advice for Those About to Get Their Leaving Cert Results

Congratulations you survived one of the toughest tests of your life. The Leaving Certificate is something most Irish people can remember as a flurry of Less Stress More Success books,  cans of red bull, an outpour of gratitude from the general population for the inevitable sunshine and that all-important candle lighting ritual from the Grannies.…

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So what’s the deal Bi-Polar, Obsessive Compulsive & Borderline Personality Disorders?

Disclaimer: The only reason I’m not getting into the finer details is because this post is entirely to reduce stigma and maybe some misconceptions anyone may have. Anyone can google Bi Polar, Obsessive Compulsive or Borderline Personality Disorder. I’m not a mental health expert or doctor. I just want to help create a clearer picture…

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