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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

News

USI calls for reversal of mental health cuts

May 9, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland hosted a photocall outside Leinster house on Monday in protest of cuts to the 2016 mental health budget, which had originally ring-fenced €35 million for the sector. USI members

News

Hundreds protest against €12 million mental health cuts

April 28, 2016

Students and activists gathered outside Leinster House today to protest against the €12 million cuts to the “already grotesquely underfunded” mental health sector. Over 200 people attended the demonstration, which was organized by the Union

Health

Don’t blame yourself if your counsellor isn’t right for you

March 23, 2016

Counsellors have heard it all, they have been built up and trained, but no amount of books, training or even time working in the field can force two people to work well together in a small room in which one of them shares their deepest or saddest thoughts.

Lifestyle

Shingle all the way

March 23, 2016

Adam Daly gave himself shingles for Christmas and encourages people to talk about their worries.

Inspirations

Inspirations: Pat Divilly

March 9, 2016

The first week there were only five but there were more every week, Pat, his believers, and a few plastic cones: “I was on the beach five times a day. If one extra person came, I would cycle home even faster to tell my Mum.”

Two books later, a thriving fitness business and a request to guest on the Late Late show, Pat has done his utmost to leave the darkness behind, he knows about failure and shattered pride.

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Gaeilge

Mo Thaithí le hAireachas

February 10, 2016

Teánn Aoife ní Mhistéil i ngleic leis an faisean is deanaí i sláinte mheabhair. Ag maireachtáil san am i láthair, ag diriú ar ár tuiscint is ár n-aird – sin atá i gceist le haireachas,