Blog - Please Talk

Playing Your Part for Suicide Prevention Day

World suicide Prevention Day is today the 10th September 2018. The purpose of today is to highlight that suicide can be prevented. Instead of looking at negatives of the failings of the government and our health system. We are going to focus on ourselves and the things we can do to make a positive impact […]

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Few Tips for Starting College

It’s that time of the year again when everyone is after getting their Leaving Cert results and have received their college offers! Surrounded by excited, upcoming freshers, I have a few tips and advice just before all the chaos that college brings!  1.  Take a deep breath!  During orientation and registration, you will be surrounded by […]

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A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

Malaysian Medics International Ireland (MMII) Galway under NUIG Malaysian Society in collaboration with PleaseTalk is organizing a mental health campaign to raise awareness on Positive Psychiatry and the use of Art as a form of therapy. This event takes place in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG from 10 am to 5pm on the 14th of March with a line-up of various activities including TED talks, […]

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Would you share your mental health story online?

The UCD School of Psychology Youth Mental Health lab, in collaboration with PleaseTalk are hosting a student-focused, panel discussion on UCD campus to promote conversations about mental health. The focus of the panel discussion will be ‘Would you share your mental health story online?’ The panel discussion takes place in E14 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, […]

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Please Talk 10 Year Anniversary

Please Talk was set up in 2007 in response to five students who lost a friend through suicide. They realised the importance of getting students to talk and seek help when in distress. Since then it is grown into a national campaign which signposts third level students to social supports available on and off campus. To celebrate this […]

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World Mental Health Day – 10th October

I am so unbelievably happy that these days, World Mental Health Day exists. Each year I can see more people opening up about their mental health struggles, something most people would have never done not that long ago. I’m twenty years old and throughout primary and secondary school, I heard next to nothing about mental […]

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Survival Guide to Starting College

Personally, I was terrified about leaving secondary school and starting college. I was scared of change. I liked my life the way it was and I was happy enough for it to stay the same. Looking back now, I wish I hadn’t have been so scared about it all because I am so happy with myself […]

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