Monday 2 May, 2016
An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.
Sunday 10 April, 2016
A year after leaving her violent partner, one woman is still learning how to cope.
Sunday 21 February, 2016
When I finally got it, I still didn’t think I deserved help. I checked into hospital still believing I was “too fat”, writes an anonymous contributor.
Wednesday 17 February, 2016
I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.
Wednesday 10 February, 2016
At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.
Tuesday 8 December, 2015
Sunday 6 December, 2015
“Having struggled to deal with my father’s alcoholism my entire life, I wonder just how his ‘fondness for the drink’ has distorted my perception of alcohol.”
Monday 30 November, 2015
The flooded market for HSE placements has become unsustainable, an American medical student studying here writes.
Wednesday 11 November, 2015
A woman living in a women’s refuge in Tallaght tells her story and appeals to the government to prevent its closure.
Tuesday 3 November, 2015
An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.
Tuesday 27 October, 2015
Veterinary Ireland has said it has written to the Department of Social Protection to express their concerns about JobBridge vet positions. Here, one graduate tells her story.
Saturday 24 October, 2015
An anonymous contributor talks about her struggle to conceive and the emotional impact it can have on a person.
Sunday 20 September, 2015
On a daily basis women make the journey out of Ireland to have an abortion.
Monday 27 July, 2015
Reacting to journalist Lindy West’s article about being a “fat” bride, a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous says it gave her hope that even if she doesn’t lose weight, she has a future.
Wednesday 17 June, 2015
I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.
Saturday 13 June, 2015
My father drank to forget the worst years of his life – his childhood – and at the same time destroyed mine.
Tuesday 21 April, 2015
Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.
Sunday 12 April, 2015
I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.
Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?
Wednesday 1 April, 2015
Despite being referred by my GP for a mental health problem, I could still have to wait for two months for specialist treatment.
Sunday 15 March, 2015
‘My alcoholic father’s attitude is to see how much alcohol he can drink before he falls over and dies.’
Wednesday 11 March, 2015
A single mother of a 15-year-old writes an open letter to the government about her struggle to make ends meet.
Saturday 7 March, 2015
Living with a parent who is an alcoholic is confusing, isolating and terrifying for young people. Why are we not doing more to help them?
Saturday 21 February, 2015
Tuesday 10 February, 2015
The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.
Monday 2 February, 2015
Saturday 17 January, 2015
Recovering from a psychotic episode takes time, hard work and support. However, the absolute hardest part for me was truly accepting that I have a mental illness.
Friday 9 January, 2015
Thursday 1 January, 2015
Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?
Sunday 7 December, 2014
It has taken me a long time not to see myself as a ‘failure’ for having this illness.
Wednesday 12 November, 2014
“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”
Wednesday 8 October, 2014
Multiple sclerosis progresses differently for every person and while some individuals suffer great difficulties, others have thriving work, romantic and social lives.
Monday 21 July, 2014
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.
Tuesday 15 July, 2014
Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.
Wednesday 9 July, 2014
Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.
Tuesday 8 July, 2014
Our son has profound disabilities and we sometimes have to visit hospital several times a week. St James’s is a totally unsuitable site for multiple reasons.
Wednesday 11 June, 2014
I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.
Friday 9 May, 2014
Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.
Monday 24 March, 2014
I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me because my nation would not help me when I needed it most.
Sunday 6 October, 2013
There are better ways to secure donations that the overly-direct approaches employed by some street fundraisers – so why aren’t charities using them?
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