Ruth O Dwyer takes on anxiety I wouldn’t be inclined to label anxiety as a mental illness or medical condition, although it most definitely comes under the realm of mental health. It is more of a tendency that is provoked within us, to react in an anxious way before particular people or in some situations, predominantly because our past interactions and dealings with certain people … Continue reading Force of Habit
With regard to mental illness, bad things stem from silence. Words by Anonymous. When I used to think of killing myself, I would watch YouTube videos of the people suicide left behind. I watched the motions of fathers and sisters and best friends. They explained how they couldn’t even bring themselves to walk in the aftermath of their loved one’s death, how they felt guilty … Continue reading Sonder
Sorcha Lanigan documents a mental disorder that can stop anyone in their tracks this season Autumn has left Cork abruptly and slammed the door on the way out. The shudder has sent all the leaves to the ground at once, and walking to college has become synonymous with staggering through a busy ice rink without blades; the ground is wet and slippery, the air damp … Continue reading With Winter Comes Snowflakes
Bulimia beats me up everyday. It’s something that came to me in my past but constantly haunts me in my present. It started during college; I don’t know when it will end. It starts with me feeling the need to be “healthy.” First treats go out the window, followed by carbohydrates, meat and dairy. Suddenly I’m only eating fruits and vegetables. Next I’m taking “fat … Continue reading Bulimia Beats
Words: Sarah Kelleher Niteline is an international voluntary organisation which provides a listening service for UCC students run by UCC students. Our service is confidential, non-directive and non-judgemental. This year we’re delighted to extend our opening hours to Monday to Thursday between 9pm and 1am, so we’re here when you need us during college. No problem is too big or too small, so whether you’re … Continue reading What is Niteline?