Some thoughts on Mental Health

I was reading about a workshop that is taking place next week with the HSE regarding mental health services (I still hate the term mental health but anyway). It got me thinking about my situation and how I felt it could have been handled differently. It took me a long time to pluck up the... Continue Reading →

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to give those who might be suffering a bit of hope. I'm so much better than I was this time last year, I can't believe in the change. There were times that I didn't think I'd ever get back to 'normal' but here I am back... Continue Reading →

A year ago

It's a year ago since I started my recovery from depression. A year ago since Havin'alaugh sent me a voucher for a seaweed bath. A year ago since the beach walk where I started taking photos again. A year ago since life stopped feeling like I was trudging through treacle. A year ago since I... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Old Haunts

Today I went up to a famine village with the Coolaney Drawing Project. We have been visiting various places near our village and drawing them. The last time I went up to the village with the group was last year. I remember being deeply depressed and never thinking I'd ever feel better. Just going through... Continue Reading →

Coffee mornings and connections

Ah lads the insomnia is getting out of control. I haven't had the phone next to the bed for a week and I'm still wide awake at 2am. All sorts of things go through my head, it's like a non-stop movie. I finally gave up and came downstairs and here I am....prepare for a ramble.... Continue Reading →

Havin’aLaugh Coffee Mornings

  I was just chatting to Tommy Marren on Mid West Radio about the Social Coffee Mornings in The Blind Tiger, Sligo. I explained about why the coffee mornings came about due to my mental health issues and I told Tommy all about the Havin'aLaugh Charity and how it helped me so much. Last year... Continue Reading →

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