Lifestyle

Self care routines perfect for relaxing after stress filled days

March 29, 2020

It’s important to take good care of your body, both physically and mentally every day, not just when you’re feeling sick. Learning how to eat right, exercise regularly and take time-out when you need it are the main aspects of self-care and can help you stay healthy and less stressed.

Lifestyle

When boredom strikes: Best board games for your mental health

March 27, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic takes over the world and most of the country is forced to stay at home, boredom is the new reality. Social distancing has cancelled or closed almost all of our sources of entertainment. So how can you keep yourself and the family amused this period?

Style

The impacts of fashion pressure

March 15, 2020

Fashion pressure might not seem like a serious concern because of everything going on in the world right now, but it has negative impacts that have been happening for centuries and it’s still happening today. Each season there is something new and trendy that everybody seems to be wearing and naturally, we want it too. Especially in teenagers and young adults, who are still trying to find their fashion sense and personal identities, fashion pressure is most often seen. With the amount of affordable shops following trends of much more expensive ones, some people feel that there is no excuse not to look trendy as you don’t have to spend a fortune.

Lifestyle

Are the Irish a happy nation?

March 15, 2020

The survey, which is carried out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network surveys 156 countries worldwide on how their citizens view their own personal happiness levels. From this, a report is formed which ranks each country following the feedback from the survey.

Lifestyle

The effects of exercise on mental health

March 15, 2020

Exercise is not just about improving your physique or losing weight. People who regularly exercise tend to do so because it gives them a sense of well-being and is scientifically proven to improve your mental health.

Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your energy, making you feel better throughout the long college day.

Lifestyle

A new year resolution of having no resolutions

February 5, 2020

Year on year we constantly feel the need to change something about ourselves, but why? With social media depicting “perfect lives” more than ever before, we often want to live up to that expectation and feel the need to finally achieve some sort of fulfilment in the new year.

Lifestyle

Minding your physical and mental health during the Christmas period

December 11, 2019

As the Christmas period vastly approaches, the horrific recurring thoughts of spending money and wondering where did that year go, can lead into a season that can be a stressful time for many people, leaving us to wonder, is Andy Williams correct in saying this is the “most wonderful time of the year!”

Lifestyle

Using dark humour to get through college

November 27, 2019

Whether we’ve been having a bad day and have said it as a form of relief, humour or just having heard it in passing, we have all experienced the phrase “I want to die,” but seldom do we ever really mean it.

Features

The season of SAD

November 27, 2019

It was also found that young people are generally more susceptible to developing SAD, particularly in countries with pronounced seasonal changes.

Lifestyle

Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.

Lifestyle

Life with less clutter

April 15, 2019

Waking up in a clean room already makes you feel like you’ve started out the day on the right foot. It’s time to get the big yellow skip out, and start getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ .

Lifestyle

Head stuff

April 3, 2019

‘It took over 2 years for me to come off of a waiting list and be treated and throughout my time there I felt I wasn’t being listened to ”

Features

Happy little pills

December 12, 2018

problems aren’t miraculously solved when you tell someone how you’re feeling

Opinion

The troubles of toxic masculinity

December 12, 2018

Irish society has become better at discussing mental health issues. However, men across the country are still suffering and are largely being ignored. Last year, men accounted for 79 per cent of suicide deaths last