The Sligo Champion Article

I was recently invited onto Claire Byrne Live on RTE to discuss my issues with anxiety and panic attacks. I was on a panel with DJ Blainaid Treacy from 2FM who suffered from panic attacksĀ  and Dr. Harry Barry who is an author and doctor. Dr Barry has a particular interest in the area of […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year is probably the best I’ve been for a long time in terms of mental health. If you are a regular reader to the blog you’ll know I’ve had depression, anxiety and panic attacks over the last few years. I was on TV last week talking […]

Claire Byrne Live

It was a shock to be asked to be on the Claire Byrne Live show talking about panic attacks, anxiety and depression. It’s hard to condense over two years into two minutes though and I was very nervous so I didn’t get to say all the things I wanted to say. To give you a […]

The turning point

It’s two years ago since I hosted the first Havin’aLaugh Coffee Morning. Some of you might remember it, some of you might not so here’s a bit of background. Around three years ago I got hit out of the blue with depression, I say hit because that’s what it felt like. It seemed like one […]

Two years on

The pic on the left from 2017, the pic on the right 2019. A memory came up on my Facebook page today. It was me at the Sligo Summer Festival with Andy (my hubby). I remember it well. I was terrified. The smile hid the turmoil that was going on inside me. At that time […]

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 […]