I had another relapse

I always say with Schizophrenia I have “good days and bad days”. And let me tell you when I say bad it’s a slight under exaggeration. These kinds of days leave me struggling to do the simplest of tasks and it basically feels like I’m going to die. I usually know within the first few minutes…

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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 Leaving Cert Students, A Little Advice for Those About to Get Their LC 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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