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Shannon's Story

My name is Shannon, I’m 21 and a second year student here in A.I.T. I never thought I’d end up in hospital due to having a mental illness. It wasn’t somewhere I thought I would end up, but at least by going into hospital I could begin my recovery. This was all down to me […]

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Joe’s Story

An outgoing personality, enthusiastic, open minded with a strong focus on what has to be done. In general, positive, open and comfortable in most situations. I have many interests (some would suggest to many) they range from scuba diving, hiking, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and photography. Other interests include my dogs, chess, and music. I have […]

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Emmet’s Story

My name is Emmet, I am a third year student in A.I.T. I was diagnosed with depression in 2009. How did I know I had depression? I was in college in Dublin at the time and was finding it really difficult to adjust to life in college. It was all so overwhelming compared to school […]

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Aíne's Story

Anxiety is a very misunderstood illness, some people assume that you just worry too much and have little sympathy for the people going through it but I can assure you it’s a very frightening illness. At the height of my anxiety age 19 I felt my identity was stripped from me, I was no longer […]

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Joanne’s Story

My name is Joanne and I have Bipolar Affective Disorder.  I was 18 and in college in Maynooth when in the first week of college I was not acting myself.  I was not able to sleep at all for a whole week and I was staying in digs in Maynooth.  My best friend who was […]

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Oisín’s Story

My name is Oisín, I am studying at AIT and a few years ago I was diagnosed with depression. Depression is a very incapacitating and damaging illness, but over the years I have learned different methods and developed different strategies to help make it much more bearable and manageable. I have dealt with depression for […]

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We Need to Talk

Real strength comes; from withstanding the urge to close your eyes and block out the world. “We need to talk”, these are words that can make your heart drop, you feel the blood pool in your ears, you already know what’s going to be said, you need to hear these words. You need to talk, but you brush […]

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