Lifestyle

There is more to contraception than the pill

March 21, 2018

When it comes to contraception, most girls opt for ‘the pill’ even though there are numerous other options out there. The question is are they being informed of the other contraceptives,or is there a tendency to just take the ‘easy’ option.

Books

Books that portray the reality of mental illness

February 7, 2018

The theme of mental illness is no stranger to the literary world. However, in an age where mental illness is often romanticised, it can be hard to find stories that show its complexity and reality.

DCU News

DCUSU President makes personal speech on mental health

December 7, 2017

DCUSU President Niall Behan spoke about his personal experience with mental health and wellbeing after the death of his father in a speech to students in UMASS Boston. The speech at the ACUI conference was

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Ag sárú brón na samhna

November 29, 2017

Cúpla moladh ó Mhéabh Riordan chun an meabhairsláinte a fheabhsú i Mí na Samhna

Features

No good time for goodbye

November 29, 2017

Darkness does not discriminate. Few people are bypassed when dire possibility and self-doubt eradicate even the faintest glimmer of light. Darkness can live within us all. For most, it pays only fleeting visits. For most, suicide is not

DCU News

Wellness Wednesday and Hangover Hub debut at DCU

November 1, 2017

Wellness Wednesday events are in full swing in the Glasnevin Campus of DCU to encourage students to be in touch with their physical and mental health in college. Sorcha Murphy, the Chairperson of DCU’s Mental

Flux

Extensions: Art Exhibition in aid of mental health

October 11, 2017

Fintan O’Byrne is an Irish artist who recently hosted an exhibition of his artwork in aid of Jigsaw, Ireland’s National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Jigsaw’s mission is to bring about significant change in how

Health

7 hours and fifteen days

September 27, 2017

Mental health is, for the most part, a taboo subject and many seem to push it aside and decide to avoid the conversation. Until it’s too late. It isn’t until something drastic occurs that people decide

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Lifestyle

Cool, Calm and Concentrated for Exams

April 19, 2017

Exam season is approaching and stress levels are rising so it’s important to stay healthy both in body and mind. This is a short guide of how to stay calm and de-stress during this anxious period.

Lifestyle

Mask-ulinity

April 19, 2017

Our new Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Adam Daly sheds light on the struggles men face dealing with their level of masculinity.

Features

Phoning your feelings in DCU

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, DCU saw the establishment of an over the phone counselling service. An exclusive for DCU students, the helpline will operate for three hours, two nights a week – every Tuesday

Features

Splitting the movie myth of split personalites

February 22, 2017

Teasing a fear from the depths of safety delivers a rush of adrenaline, increases our heart rates and is often referred to as the fight or flight response; the edge of the unknown. Little children

Features

Battling burnout

February 8, 2017

Semester 2 is here and everyone is ready to jump straight back into college life full steam ahead. A lot of students have new year’s goals to finally get themselves sorted with regards to college

Features

Bullying is more than just temporary pain

November 16, 2016

It is estimated that 30 percent of young people in Ireland will experience bullying in their lives, which unfortunately often continues into the workplace as an adult.

Opinion

Budget 2017 neglects mental health

October 26, 2016

The rate of suicides in this country is higher than the rate of road deaths yet mental health still remains a low priority for the Government, writes Bríon Hoban.

News Features

University mental health services are under pressure

October 12, 2016

Smiling, laughing, happy students are the first thing you notice when you set foot on any DCU campus. There is a certain euphoric buzz to university life that you will not find anywhere else. This

Health

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

September 28, 2016

I am in complete control. I do well in my area of work. I am productive, charming, a go-getter.  I have no control. I am failing in my tasks. I do nothing, snap at people, have