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Addiction and mental health a ‘huge challenge for families’ during pandemic says Ciarán Carey

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LIMERICK hurling legend Ciarán Carey works as a psychotherapist specialising in addiction at Cúlra Counselling. Following a distinguished hurling career as player, selector and manager, Ciarán decided to go back to college and get a degree. Teaming up with an organisation early in its infancy, the Patrickswell man says that his new role comes as …

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Young people need to know ‘it is ok not to feel ok’

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Young people need to be reminded “it is ok not to feel ok” and Co Clare needs to look after its next generation, a Council meeting has heard. Cllr Ann Norton proposed at the January meeting of Clare County Council that the local authority write to both Simon Harris and Katherine Zappone who serve as …

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I’m living proof you can rise from rock bottom

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AT NINETEEN I was diagnosed with a mental illness called Bipolar Disorder. I was in University in Galway at the time studying Arts. I have the benefit of hindsight now but at that time, I honestly didn’t know what I was going through. All these feelings and emotions were new to me. It was a …

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The protest outside Ennis General Hospital on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Peter Flannigan

Clare mental health activists considering national protest

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MENTAL health activist Gary Fitzgibbon has said that the protest held outside Ennis Hospital on Saturday has made him realise that the state of the Mental Health Service is worse than he thought. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Gary claimed a young woman was turned away twice in the one day from the Acute Unit …

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