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This is not about where you've been, but where your brokenness brings you to

January 29.

I dread this day.

It is my father’s birthday. It’s supposed to be a day to celebrate life. To remember a wonderful, loving, compassionate man that has helped me become the young lady I am today. 635 more words


10 ways to help someone affected by suicide (and 10 not to)

Within the last four years, two people I knew have taken their own lives. The kindness and thoughtfulness that has come my way both times has been wonderful: from close friends to people I haven’t seen in nearly 20 years, and people on the other side of the world I know through work and have never met in person. 2,199 more words


On Networking

Dear Daniel,

When I started my first full-time job after your death, I knew it was important to network with my new coworkers. Many times I had to feign happiness, and I made sure to accept and show up to the first few lunch and happy hour invites. 23 more words


On Cancelling Plans

Dear Daniel,

I found myself cancelling plans many times because of a bad day/night struggling with depression from missing you. This made me feel even worse about myself, but I learned to accept that sometimes I just needed to. 12 more words


The "S" word

I haven’t talked about this in a while, suicide, that is. That’s because it’s been a long while since I have felt particularly suicidal, which is great. 125 more words

Keep it Together

It’s not always easy

Dysphoria is a monster

That sometimes likes to eat me

But when I’m feeling lower

Than the slums of downtown

I remind myself that being me… 78 more words


Bringing Limerick people out of the Darkness and Into the Light in 2015

I am delighted to announce my selection today as the Chairperson of the Limerick City organisational committee for the Darkness Into Light 5km walk. It is daunting task, and a big leap in my journey as a Mental Health Campaigner but I am happy to take it head on and I hope that I can build on the massive success of previous years. 489 more words