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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'
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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'

Jul 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 10,240 Views 27 Comments

There were approximately 270 calls every week to the National 24-Hour Freephone Helpline in 2018.

Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?
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Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?

Oct 2nd 2018, 9:38 AM 22,955 Views 93 Comments

National Breastfeeding Week was launched yesterday.

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
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29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

Sep 4th 2018, 9:17 PM 9,783 Views 10 Comments

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention
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After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:15 AM 32,936 Views 14 Comments

“Counselling was the most important intervention in my life and that’s not to be dramatic, that’s just being honest.”

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'
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'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'

May 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 9,831 Views 11 Comments

Asthma kills one person every week in Ireland but Cat Kennedy hasn’t let the condition slow her down.

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths
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Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 26,644 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
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# ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 26,514 Views 15 Comments

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

This is how a Dublin teenager single-handedly set off to raise suicide awareness in her local area
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This is how a Dublin teenager single-handedly set off to raise suicide awareness in her local area

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 PM 30,757 Views 13 Comments

18-year-old Jessica Clohisey is set to host the third annual Sail Against Suicide event in Dublin.

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
# The Long Walk Home
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# The Long Walk Home

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia

Aug 12th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,867 Views 6 Comments

Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''
# Don't Ignore The Red
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# Don't Ignore The Red

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''

May 16th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,264 Views 4 Comments

Packie Bonner wants more people to recognise the symptoms of bladder cancer.

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light
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In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

May 6th 2017, 11:02 AM 40,553 Views 41 Comments

The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle
# Tackle Meningitis
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# Tackle Meningitis

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

Apr 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 23,412 Views 5 Comments

Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.

'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'
# EPILEPSY DAY
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# EPILEPSY DAY

'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'

Feb 11th 2017, 8:15 PM 778 Views 19 Comments

Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise
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The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise

Feb 7th 2017, 6:10 AM 8,983 Views 22 Comments

A conference will be held next month to raise awareness of how to tackle self-harm.

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research
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# What Would You Do

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research

Dec 31st 2016, 2:49 PM 16,900 Views 38 Comments

The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'
# Opinion
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'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 149,868 Views 135 Comments

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
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Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,029 Views 4 Comments

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

Over 30 Irish buildings to light up to raise awareness of 'one of the most painful conditions known to science'
# Trigeminal Neuralgia
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# Trigeminal Neuralgia

Over 30 Irish buildings to light up to raise awareness of 'one of the most painful conditions known to science'

Oct 7th 2016, 6:10 AM 27,498 Views 9 Comments

It is estimated to affect 1 in 20,000 people, but is often misdiagnosed as a migraine, toothache or a joint condition.

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"
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# Workplace Accidents

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"

Sep 13th 2016, 6:01 AM 11,662 Views 1 Comment

Construction Safety Week is trying to get people to be safer in the workplace.

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015
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# Snowblow

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015

Jun 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,910 Views 7 Comments

A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member
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# Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

Jun 15th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,652 Views 8 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'
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'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'

May 25th 2016, 6:20 AM 28,813 Views 16 Comments

Naomi Donaldson and her little sister were diagnosed with MS within a year of each other. She describes how they’ve coped with it.

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy
# Gluten-free Life
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# Gluten-free Life

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy

May 22nd 2016, 9:45 AM 23,685 Views 30 Comments

We spoke to two people whose lives changed as a result of their diagnosis.

GAA players are urging men to check their testicles
# Know Thy Nuts
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# Know Thy Nuts

GAA players are urging men to check their testicles

Apr 29th 2016, 9:51 PM 43,844 Views 68 Comments

GAA players Jason Hughes, Emlyn Mulligan, Lee Chin and Killian Clarke are ‘copping a feel’ to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide
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Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide

Apr 24th 2016, 1:20 PM 48,106 Views 13 Comments

Judy Fitzgerald said her grief inspired her to help raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign
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Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign

Apr 1st 2016, 6:05 AM 14,871 Views 34 Comments

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces
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New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces

Mar 31st 2016, 6:06 AM 14,644 Views 36 Comments

The new service will soon be available in Dublin’s Pantibar.

"When he died, a lot of my dreams and my hopes died with him"
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"When he died, a lot of my dreams and my hopes died with him"

Mar 24th 2016, 11:23 AM 32,899 Views 8 Comments

The sister of a teenager who died after taking a synthetic drug has spoken publicly for the first time.

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV
# Know Your Status
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# Know Your Status

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:39 PM 18,105 Views 48 Comments

To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about
# Save Your Breath
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# Save Your Breath

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

Nov 14th 2015, 11:15 AM 32,492 Views 20 Comments

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed
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# Full Circle

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed

Oct 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 13,028 Views 7 Comments

“The volunteers were so great that I always had it in my head that I wanted to help out, I wanted to put something back.”

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility
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Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility

Oct 7th 2015, 4:06 PM 8,489 Views 2 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and David Wallace will be joining the Munster star in attempting to travel from Aviva Stadium to Thomond Park while in a wheelchair.

So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival?
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# Transgender

So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival?

Oct 5th 2015, 1:56 PM 14,748 Views 75 Comments

She got on very, very well indeed. Kellie, formerly boxing promoter Frank, fully transitioned to being a woman last year.

Celebrity suicides lead to increase in suicidal tendencies
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# Dramatic Change

Celebrity suicides lead to increase in suicidal tendencies

Sep 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 17,501 Views 74 Comments

A study found that activity on ‘SuicideWatch’ changed dramatically in the weeks after celebrity suicides.

'I lost my boy to carbon monoxide poisoning - I don't want another family to go through this'
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'I lost my boy to carbon monoxide poisoning - I don't want another family to go through this'

Sep 15th 2015, 11:59 PM 17,677 Views 6 Comments

18 year old Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson succumbed to fumes while on a trip at a family member’s apartment in 2010.

'When I was born there was no hint of any disease'
# Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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# Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

'When I was born there was no hint of any disease'

Sep 7th 2015, 6:10 AM 26,278 Views 6 Comments

One in every 3,500 boys are affected by Caleb’s condition.

Sisters create 'bra chain' in memory of their late mum
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Sisters create 'bra chain' in memory of their late mum

Sep 1st 2015, 9:00 AM 12,682 Views 2 Comments

Their mother died of breast cancer six weeks after diagnosis, at the age of 44.

Some guy claimed that trousers are a male-only tax and the internet lost it
# Just A Tampon
# Just A Tampon

Some guy claimed that trousers are a male-only tax and the internet lost it

Jun 10th 2015, 3:47 PM 6,857 Views 3 Comments

The Just A Tampon campaign has sparked an, uh, interesting debate.

This teen is walking 57 miles with his brother strapped to his back
# Raising Awareness
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# Raising Awareness

This teen is walking 57 miles with his brother strapped to his back

Jun 6th 2015, 11:12 AM 18,820 Views 14 Comments

It’s for a very good cause.

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed
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# Down Syndrome

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed

Mar 19th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,517 Views 3 Comments

It’s for a very good cause.

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