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Irish students' mental health video seen by over four million people in America

ABC’s flagship show Good Morning America showed clips of the video during an interview with Michael Bublé.

TWO IRISH MEDIA students have created a mental health awareness video which has been aired on ABC’s flagship show Good Morning America.

The short film, ‘Dear Future Me’, got young people to write down and list the good things about themselves.

Source: The One Year Project 2016/YouTube

Clips from the four-minute video were featured on the popular morning US show while singer Michael Bublé was being interviewed about his new album and his future self.

Third year students Alice Kiernan (20) from Julianstown, Meath and Megan Daly (20) from Arigna, Roscommon, are both studying media studies at Maynooth University.

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Kiernan said they called on friends and fellow students to appear in the short film.

“It took us a week to create Dear Future Me, including filming and editing, and it went online on Wednesday.

The producer of Good Morning America contacted us on Thursday evening and asked if she could use the video on the show and for some information about us both.

“An article about it appeared on the ABC news website and then they showed some clips from the video on Good Morning America.

My hands went numb when I saw Michael Bublé on television looking at our video and photos. His album is about talking to his future self so it was amazing timing.

The video was made in conjunction with ReachOut’s ‘Note To Self’ campaign. ReachOut is appealing to young people to write a positive postcard about themselves and to give with it the ReachOut team, who will post it back to them in the future.

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