Minding Your Mental Health in Lockdown: A How-To Guide

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, shares some of the​_ ways in which she intends on minding her mental health in Ireland’s current Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions.   When I enter into a depressive episode, the only thing I want to do is turn off my phone, close my blinds, get into bed, and sleep the entire […]

Being OK

By Anonymous It’s the question that always seems rhetorical, the one that doesn’t really tend to have an answer according to society, Ireland and the world’s elephant in the room – yes, it is 2018 and we for some reason feel scepticism to talk about our mental health. The very stigma and socially accepted norm […]


Schizophrenia remains one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental illnesses, writes Anna Mac Schizophrenia is a word that is thrown around a lot. Not many people know or understand what it actually is. I first encountered schizophrenia symptoms at the age of 17, when I was at a party with my then-boyfriend. I started […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder – When The Autumn Blues Become Something More

By Jacqueline Murphy Given the state of Irish weather during 95% of the year, it’s not hard to believe that the constant chill looming in the air and the almost non-existent sunlight levels are having a negative impact on our daily mood and overall attitude towards life. But what if I told you there was more […]

Irish Mental Health; Moving in the Right Direction?

DEPUTY CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR FIONA HUGHES DISCUSSES IRISH MENTAL HEALTH IN 2017 CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF LAST YEAR’S CONTROVERSIES “Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide among teens in the EU, with only Lithuania, Estonia and Finland experiencing higher rates.” In 2016, light was shed on the Irish Government’s attitude towards mental health. Ireland […]

Living with Schizophrenia

Anonymous Student Schizophrenia is a term that has a lot of stigma around it. The modern Latin word descends from the compilation of the Greek words ‘skhizein’, which means split, and ‘phren’, which translates as mind. The diagnosis itself means different things for different people. Often it can result in a multiple personality disorder; other […]