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Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you

Headline Ireland named TheJournal.ie as its Voice 2017 recipient for highlighting mental health experiences.

REPORTING ON MENTAL health issues is a sensitive task – laying bare one’s own experience of depression or a loved one’s suicide is brave beyond compare.

A combination of both of these, as featured on TheJournal.ie in the past 12 months, has been highlighted and praised today by Headline Ireland. The national media monitoring programme for mental health and suicide reporting dedicated its Voice award for the reporting of lived experience of mental health challenges to TheJournal.ie. 

While we are delighted to receive the award from the organisation, which is celebrating 10 years in operation, we dedicate it to all of our users, interviewees and contributors who have shared their stories with us.

Thank you for your trust in us to represent your experience with dignity and respect.

We thought the most appropriate tribute would be to remind you of some of the articles which hit a nerve with our audience and brought mental health discussion to the fore:

If you need to talk, contact:

  • Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

  • Aware 1800 804848 (depression, anxiety)

  • Pieta House 1800 247247 or email mary@pieta.ie – (suicide, self-harm)

  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833634 (for ages 13 to 19)

  • Childline 1800 666666 (for under 18s)

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