Elma Walsh

Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 in Chronic illness, Death, Grief, Health, Prayer, Relationships, Suicide, Volunteering

Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh who passed on long before his time, speaks bravely here with Fr Alan Neville MSC about Donal’s final message before his passing.  Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night […]

Finding Hope in Despair

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 in Mental Health, Suicide, Uncategorized

The death by suicide of Father Muredach Tuffy, well loved priest within the Mayo parish was a tragedy which stuck the nation. Miriam Gormally spoke with Cindy O’Connor from Pieta house about his death and how such an active and helpful member of the society could have died by suicide and how places like Pieta […]

Cyberbullying and Suicide

Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 in Suicide

The death by suicide of two teenage girls shocked the nation raising many questions about society and care. In both cases there had been incidents of cyberbullying, which caused concern amongst parents regarding what their teenagers get up to online. Miriam Gormally met Cindy O’Connor from Pieta house, who works with those who self-harm or […]

Remembering Fr. Des Forristal

Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 in Church Teachings, Death, Mental Health

Veteran RTÉ producer, playwright and parish priest Fr Desmond Forristal passed away on September 10th after a long illness. Fr. Des Forristal as he was more commonly known, worked as a producer with the popular RTE religious series Radharc. He has also published over 20 books and worked as a parish priest in Dalkey until […]

Climbing for Console

Posted on 17. May, 2012 in Mental Health, Suicide

Kilimanjaro in June beckons for the pupils of Crescent College Limerick – will all their hard work and training pay off as they try to climb to the top of the famous African mountain and raise money for the suicide charity Console? They talk to Pat Coyle about the adventure of a lifetime and tell […]

Medicating Mystical Experiences

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 in Mental Health, Spiritual

Pat Coyle speaks with Prof Ruffling who has done profound work with psychologist and psychiatrists who struggled to understand when it was appropriate to medicate somebody who was having mystical experiences.  

Faith Through Depression

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 in Depression, Mental Health

Don Mullan is a well known Irish Humanitarian worker, Author and Photographer.  Amongst other things Don has worked in AFrI, Concern and produced films about Bloody Sunday and the Omagh Bombings. Here Don speaks candidly with Miriam Gormally about how he fell into depression and more importantly how he found his way out.

De-stress Your Life

Posted on 13. May, 2009 in Economy, Exams, Stress

With all the talk of downturn in the economy and subsequent unemployment, stress is now an everyday buzz-word as people try to cope with new situations.  Fr. Pat Collins, a Vincentian priest who has written extensively on the subject, spoke to Eileen Good who put it to him that now with exams in the offing, […]

Volunteer for Samaritans

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 in Depression, Mental Health, Suicide

“Listening to someone who is perhaps depressed, worried, frightened and/or suicidal and who doesn’t know where to turn to, is perhaps the most valuable thing we can do for a fellow human being” Samaritan Volunteer, Elaine, believes it is the most rewarding thing she has ever done.  The Samaritans are always looking for volunteers as […]

Samaritans Update

Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 in Depression, Economy, Mental Health

As people struggle daily to cope with the gloom and doom of the economy, jobs and general uncertainty – where can they turn for help, who is there to talk to?  Suzanne Costello Director of Samaritans Ireland, told Eileen Good about a new initiative from the Samaritans and why they were having a radio campaign […]