Andrea Gilligan, Smedia 08 Winner of the Headline award for journalism relating to mental health or suicide prevention and a journalism student from NUI Galway.
Please click on the play button on the left of the bar above to listen to ‘The Long Day is Over’.
The award was presented by Geoff Day, Head of the HSE’s National Office f
or Suicide Prevention at the National Student Media Awards. and judged by Carol O’Brien Social Affairs correspondent with the Irish Times.
The award is a new category in the 3 Smedias – The National Student Media awards this year. The category was sponsored by Headline in association with the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention. Andrea, from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, won the award for ‘The Long Day is Over’, a powerful radio documentary about suicide and depression. Carl O’Brien, Social Affairs correspondent with the Irish Times judged the category. He said, “The overall standard of entries was very high and helped aid public understanding of mental health and suicide prevention. Andrea’s documentary was a powerful first-hand testimony from individuals and family members which helps debunk many of the myths about suicide.”