Mind, Reviews

Still Feeling Physically Ill after Claire Byrne’s Referendum “Debate”? Some Practical Things You Can Do…

You'd be forgiven for thinking "Ah, there's Claire now, tentatively bidding adieu to anything resembling order and dignity". In fact, she was probably telling Dr. Peter Boylan that she'd be back to him in a minute, you know, once the horse had stopped bolting... Before we get to the practicalities in the aftermath of the… Continue reading Still Feeling Physically Ill after Claire Byrne’s Referendum “Debate”? Some Practical Things You Can Do…

Mind, Reviews

Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…

"What a waste. He had the world at his feet, really... And a big dark cloud hanging over his head that none of us could see." That face... That face right there. That's the face of someone who does not want to be here anymore. The face of someone who laughs, smiles, jokes when they're… Continue reading Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…

Baby, Mind

Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

His snoring isn't the issue. Nor does he keep her awake, pestering for "wifely duties." He simply won't look after the kids. It's possible he's of the opinion that "Well, I've been at work all day and now I've to deal with this noisy thing" and that it's "woman's work." OK, best stop there as,… Continue reading Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

Mind

Mammy to Partake in ‘First Fortnight’ Panel

Not just this mammy. Presumably, there'll be lots of mammies attending Gilly O'Shea's play Sally Denver Matthews, Sleep Deprived Mother given it'll resonate with the legion of sleep-deprived parents out there not taking care of themselves during this, the darkest two weeks for many. Fear not, for First Fortnight has returned again this year to challenge… Continue reading Mammy to Partake in ‘First Fortnight’ Panel

Mind

Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Indeed we Irish are entering the final hours of World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, it's opened up a dialogue amongst the greater public who probably weren't surprised to hear that one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetime. One if four of us were also sexually abused as children, so… Continue reading Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Home, Mind

What’s the Story with Generic Antidepressants? Aren’t they All The Same?!

But first, some housekeeping. You may (or may not) be thinking; why bother going to the bother of bothering to build a website, launch a website, and then not populate that website with any new content for three whole days? Well, dear reader (hopefully there's one of you still reading), I'm knee deep in excel… Continue reading What’s the Story with Generic Antidepressants? Aren’t they All The Same?!

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Still Got The Fear? Another One For the Fridge…

Well, it is Sunday after all. The strains of Glenroe have commenced already... Now that we've all printed off The Worry Tree and have it on our fridges (of course we do), here's another one worth spending a bit of time with. The first time the therapist handed this over, I bawled. Tears of frustration,… Continue reading Still Got The Fear? Another One For the Fridge…