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  • Mrenda
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    I wrote a bit about depression, and mental health. Which in a large part is helping me with my mental health (like really, a lot. I don't think there's been a day in the past three weeks where I haven't written.) I've been given permission to freelance if I can find the work, but finding the work is a bit difficult.

    http://niamhodonovan.com/medicinal-t...from-the-dark/

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  • LondonMunster
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    Graeme Fowler's interview on Test Match Special about, amongst other things his experience of depression is a brilliant, revealing and inspiring listen.

    Worth a listen. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n...odes/downloads

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  • ormond lad
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    Condolences GS. Father of a close friend of mine recently committed suicide. Thankfully the work being done in this area has been outstanding and people are so much more aware of how to deal with all such illnesses
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    did anyone watch the programme about OCD last night? Having first hand experience of the work Pats do in anxiety/depression/OCD it was great to see this being shown to a greater percentage of people. The more awareness of what is done to counter mental health the better.

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  • garryowen2323
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    Only seeing this now GS. Thoughts and prayers go out to you mate.

    I think most people now know somebody who has done something similar, be it close friends, family members or acquaintances. It is a sadness that nobody should ever have to experience. Thankfully there is some outstanding work being done recently in identifying and helping people deal with depression and related illnesses. It is still an all too common conclusion though.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Sorry to hear the very sad news GPS

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    Thanks a million for the well wishes and pm's. It's a strange situation in that the lad had spent a lot of time in Australia and then moved to Canada almost a year ago so with being used to not seeing him around it was a little surreal. As he passed away over in Canada there was a delay in getting him home and then it happened very quickly over the weekend. As I said earlier the funeral was a sobering experience. Unfortunately I only too well know the drill having lost my own best friend a number of years ago in similar circumstances. I wouldn't have been in his inner circle of friends but I did know him well having socialised and played football with him and he only lived a few hundred yards away.

    It's a really crap situation but unfortunately there are 1000 other families who will go through this exact same thing this year.

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  • the plastic paddy
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    Sincere condolences GS. A terribly tough thing to be mourning.

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  • McCloud
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    Sorry for your loss GS. Sadly it's happening all over the country in my local village they are remembering a young lad pulled out of the water in Galway......

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  • Cowboy
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    My thoughts are with you GS, terrible thing to go through

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    Cheers Chips, really sad situation, completely deflated, I went to the match yesterday which was a nice distraction but the funeral really brought home the finality and sadness of the situation.

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  • mr chips
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    My sincere condolences GS. It's truly hateful to lose someone that way.

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    Just back from a funeral of a friend of mine who decided to call a halt to it, 34 and a good future ahead of him after battling a lot of issues, a good looking outgoing lad who was extremely talented at whatever he did, such a bloody waste.

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  • SecondRowGal
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    Fantastic talk by Bressie on his own personal struggle with general anxiety disorder and depression.

    Too long to watch? Long story short - tell someone, ANYONE about what you are going through. You are not alone!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=em&v=Z82uTGTMwY8

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    Cycle Against Suicide starting on Monday, Collaiste Chriost Ri in Cork have put together a brilliant trailer

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    I spent a fantastic and powerful hour at the launch of Cork leg of the Cycle Against Suicide yesterday afternoon with Jim Breen and Conor Cusack, 2 amazing men who are so passionate and articulate and driven in their goal to fight this God awful thing.

    My wife is involved with the CAS this year and I'm trying to drum up as much support as I can so if there is anybody reading this who can or knows of people who can help please get in touch. They desperately need accommodation for all involved, up to 1,500 cyclists in total, at each stop over (see the website for the route) so anybody who could open up their home for a night it would be a fantastic gesture.

    They also need drivers and vehicles, cars and vans, so again if anybody is in a position to volunteer their time or perhaps convince somebody (employer/local car dealer?) to donate a vehicle for 2 weeks again that would be a fantastic gesture.

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