Overcoming Unemployment

Posted on 04. Jun, 2015 in Community, Mental Health

Recent figures show a decline in unemployment, but the story is somewhat more complex for people who have been in long-term unemployment. Michelle Murphy from Social Justice Ireland, who are working to build a just society, spoke about how people who have been long-term unemployed for  suffer consequences their entire lives. Also the reducing in […]

The Joy of Running

Posted on 28. May, 2015 in Mental Health

Patrick Muldoon has been running for years. But for him it’s more than just exercise. He works in the Jesuit Communication Centre and blogs on many things including his love of running. He talks about how it brings him closer to God and to gratitude. As he says on Jesuit.ie, “I run for the love […]

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 […]

Living with Bipolar Part Two

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 in Depression, Health, Mental Health

In this second story from somebody living with Bipolar, Gary explores some of the possible lifestyle approaches that somebody can take in order to “clear the fog”. Having experienced the highs and lows of extreme moods for most of his life he looks at how bipolar needs to be better understood by everybody from a […]

Living with Suicide

Posted on 11. Sep, 2014 in Retreats, Spiritual, Suicide

Suicide is unfortunately prevalent in our society and the statistics are a stark reality of the numbers of people impacted by suicide. It’s estimated that around 1,000 people die by suicide in Ireland each year and many hundreds more are affected. Lough Derg are holding a special Living with Suicide Retreat day on September 24th to bring […]

Helping Children Living with Autism

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, Eating Disorder, Education, Health, Mental Health, Music Therapy, Young people

Dr Goodwin McDonnell is a practicing GP who along with a great many of the medical profession have committed themselves to help children and families who are living with autism and related life challenging illnesses. Dr. Goodwin is not just a GP but also a homeopath, and approaches his medical practice with an integrative approach […]

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 […]

Forgiveness

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 in Church Teachings, Mental Health

Can even the most awful of crimes be forgiven? Robert Enright is a Professor  of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He recently addressed the Le Chéile Schools Trust Conference. He is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute where he has been breaking new ground in the scientific study of forgiveness and […]

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 […]