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From TheJournal.ie We need to smash the silence that surrounds sexual violence Opinion

We need to smash the silence that surrounds sexual violence

Compelling first year Trinity College students to attend mandatory classes on sexual consent has raised eyebrows, writes Ruairí McKiernan.

From TheJournal.ie Joe Duffy's taking Liveline to TV - and here's how he'll be doing it... Talking To Joe

Joe Duffy's taking Liveline to TV - and here's how he'll be doing it... Exclusive

We talked to Joe. He had quite a bit to say.

From TheJournal.ie 'We shouldn't be afraid to talk about suicide - it's the only way to understand it' Mental Health

'We shouldn't be afraid to talk about suicide - it's the only way to understand it'

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I've found my true voice Stuttering

Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I've found my true voice

A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.

From TheJournal.ie 'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health Listen Up

'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health

The pop-up radio station is live all this week.

From TheJournal.ie New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving Ring Ring

New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving

A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.

From TheJournal.ie Late bloomers biggest group to show interest in becoming clerics Priesthood

Late bloomers biggest group to show interest in becoming clerics

Questions asked at the open day at St Patrick’s College included, how many years study is it, what is the food like to whether priests could keep their own car.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend Mental Health Days

Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend

Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie Students encouraged to get talking about mental health USI

Students encouraged to get talking about mental health

College can be fun – but it can also be stressful, so students are being encouraged to prioritise their mental wellbeing.

From TheJournal.ie Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights Wi-fi

Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights

You can now connect to Wi-Fi and use your mobile phone while flying with Aer Lingus to the US, but it will cost you.

The 11 most infuriating talkers in your office right now

We need a paradigm shift on these guys going forward.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer Read Me

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Do you want to have children?' Every couple needs to have this conversation Read Me

Column: 'Do you want to have children?' Every couple needs to have this conversation

The decision whether or not to have children is one of the most important decisions of your life, writes relationship counsellor Tony Moore, who says he is amazed at how many couples do not have the discussion.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action Read Me

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action

We should be thinking about how we are going to solve Ireland’s problem with suicide -and the first step is trying to communicate, writes Dr Gary McDonald.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight A Footballer's Story

Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight

Cavan GAA player Alan O’Mara shares his personal experience of living with depression.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope Read Me

Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope

Single Irish mother, Jillian Godsil, who tried to sell her Georgian mansion on YouTube, has documented her personal slide into insolvency in a new book, Does my Debt look big in this? Here she writes about debt and never giving up.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer Opinion

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer

The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’ Read Me

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’

Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 8 ways to stay civil with your ex-partner Read Me

Column: 8 ways to stay civil with your ex-partner

It can be a tough time of year if you are newly separated, but it is important to put your children first, while also taking time for yourself, writes Sheila O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I don’t help people for a ‘feelgood factor’ – it’s just what’s right Read Me

Column: I don’t help people for a ‘feelgood factor’ – it’s just what’s right

Perhaps it was my own tough background that made me want to help others out, but people should put themselves in a homeless person’s shoes, says Tony Kane, a volunteer with Dundalk Simon Community.

From TheJournal.ie Read Me: An open letter to my own depression Read Me

Read Me: An open letter to my own depression

Garry Williams, who has suffered from depression for years, addresses his illness directly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has technology affected face-to-face communication? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has technology affected face-to-face communication?

Advances in technology have enabled us to communicate across oceans and continents – but do we tweet too much and not talk face-to-face enough? Let us know what you think.

Women 'spend five hours a day gossiping'

That’s according to a survey commissioned by a… wine company.