August 19, 2016
Earlier this week, SpunOut.ie launched Ireland's first self-harm awareness campaign. As a youth information website, SpunOut.ie is aiming to challenge the misconceptions people often have about self-harm, and give better support to everyone involved. Supporter of the campaign and See Change ambassador Siobhán Brady speaks about her experience with self-harm…
As more and more people hop on the Snapchat bandwagon it can be difficult to know who is worth a follow, but someone who should definitely be on your add list is Rosemary Mac Cabe.
It is estimated that around 200,000 people in Ireland are experiencing some kind of eating disorder, and 10,000 of those are young people.
TURN TO THE person next you, mention the term eating disorders, and they might picture a 15-year-old girl with anorexia. They might assume she will get over it without much fuss, or believe she needs to cop on and stop obsessing over portion sizes. Many of us have made assumptions about mental illnesses.
If I see one more shot of somebody's tanned legs by a pool, a cocktail glass in front of a sunset, or a happy group of friends dining al fresco under the stars, I might scream. Really!
Over the last couple of months, I’ve written a lot about what it’s like to directly experience the impact of mental health difficulties – how they can manifest, the lengths we sometimes have to go to to get help, as well as the reality of what that help may look like. In all of this however, there’s been something missing. My husband.
Pregnancy is lauded as being one of the happiest times of any woman’s life. You’re bringing new life into the world with your partner, you’re experiencing lots of new things and you’re counting down the days until your little one lands into your life.