Freedom of Angels

Posted on 08. Jan, 2019 in Conflict, Crime, Grief, Stress

Bernadette Fahy, counsellor, writer and survivor of institutional abuse talks with Pat Coyle about how her faith was broken by the Church. She says that the faith of survivors was broken, not just once but three times. She grew up in Goldenbridge, and in her book, Freedom of Angels  she tells the inside story of […]

Challenge for Console

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 in Depression, Stress, Suicide

National suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console has appointed fitness coach Pat Divilly  as its youth mental health ambassador. The well-known Galway sports trainer and author has vowed to get one thousand people together under the Console banner to form the biggest team ever to enter the worldwide Tough Mudder fitness challenge. He is even planning a trip to […]

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, […]

Mental Health

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 in Depression, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Stress

Suize Doheny-Burke is a regular visitor of the Dundrum Central Mental Hospital. She never imagined that this would be the place where she would be going to visit her son. She talks to Lena Jacobs about the experience as well as the misconceptions of people with mental illness and the need to promote their rights. […]

Exam Stress

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 in Education, Exams, Schools, Stress

May is the month of exam preparation and this year over 100,000 students will be sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate. Stress is usually a feature of these exams as everybody feels under pressure to do well. Eanna Basquille is a Junior Cert student in an all-Irish school in Dublin. Here he talks candidly to […]