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One of Ireland's biggest comedy Facebook pages has made this great video on mental health

Raising awareness.

WE’RE USED TO seeing the Fupin Eejits share their very Irish take on things through comedy sketches on their Facebook and YouTube channels.

The trio, made up of Stevie Cahill, Eddie Whelan and Senan Byrne, have gone global with their work before – most notably with their helium balloon sketch:

https://vine.co/v/i5mKAzgwq3H/embed/simple

But what most of their fans don’t know about them is that all three of them work together as mental health nurses in Kilkenny.

And a video they posted today tackles a much more serious topic than normal – and one that the three of them work with on a daily basis:

“Mental health matters”

Source: Fupin Eejits/YouTube

They told DailyEdge.ie the inspiration behind today’s video:

We all work together in Kilkenny/Carlow/South Tipperary services and we are all based in the Department of Psychiatry, Kilkenny. We have never covered mental health from a promotion point before and for obvious reasons, have never done a comedy sketch on it either.
We have seen celebrities and other people in the media speaking out on mainly depression and anxiety. This is more than inspiring, but there is over 200 other mental health disorders, and most of these are rarely spoken about due to stigma, lack of education etc.  We would like to break the barriers of stigma in this country.

fupin3 Source: Fupin Eejits Facebook

They lay out a five-point plan to promote “positive mental health” as well – with a bit of comedy at Eddie’s expense thrown in there:

The plan is a general guide to maintaining good mental health. There is obviously so much more but we decided to keep is as short and as simple as possible.
We get so many messages from people who have mental health difficulties, and a small amount comedy really seems to be beneficial to so many.

In four hours, it’s already hit over 15,000 views on Facebook – with the trio’s 80,000+ fans on social media appreciating their efforts so far.

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