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Brave Catriona Animates Her Journey With Depression In ‘You Are Not Alone’ Launched In Cork

Brave Catriona Animates Her Journey With Depression – ‘you are not alone’ to be launched in Cork A new animation was launched at an event in Cork on December 2nd titled ‘You are not alone’ and tells the story of a young Cork woman, Catriona O’Regan and her personal journey with depression. The project hopes to raise discussions around and awareness of real life experience with depression and how it can be tackled, including with the use of use of creative methodologies and expression. The event had a panel discussion with people including John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy, David Mc Carthy of Mad Pride Ireland, as well as live […]

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Mad Pride Irish Budget

If Health Is Angola Than Mental Health Must Be North Korea

Mad Pride Ireland has slammed the government’s decision to allocate only €20 million to mental health in Budget 2014. This comes on the back of the re-allocation of the €35 million supposedly ring fenced in 2013’s budget to cover a HSE budget overspend. The organisation is claiming that the government has finally confirmed that mental health is no longer a priority for the coalition. Reacting to the budget announcement David McCarthy of Mad Pride Ireland said: it is clear that once again Mental Health is being targeted by Minister Reilly to cover over the incompetence of the health system and its failed budgetary controls. Last year we saw the Mental […]

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Irish Mental Health Campaign Summer Event

Mad Pride Ireland Launches It’s Summer Programme Of Events

Mad Pride Ireland Launched their busy programme of events for Summer 2013 today in Cork. This year see’s the Mad Pride Family Fun Day’s return to Fitzgerald’s Park Cork City on Sunday June 9th and West Cork on Sunday June 16th in the Skibbereen Town Park, both events run from 1pm to 5pm. Mad Pride Ireland will also have events in Listowel Co.Kerry and in Templemore, North Tipperary later in the summer. The focus of Mad Pride Family Fun Days is to engage the community through fun and laughter and thereby break down stigma and increase awareness and understanding of the normality of madness. Visitors at these fully free events […]

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Have A Hobby And Want To Show It Off Well Mad Pride Ireland Want To Hear From You

Mad Pride Ireland today sent out a call to the communities of Cork City and County to see if anyone with a hobby would like to take part in their new look flagship event on Sunday June 9th next. The Mad Pride Ireland Village Fair is taking place on Emmett Place from 1-5pm and is replacing the popular Mad Pride Family Fun Day. Hobbyists are being asked to contact Moray to register their interest in attending the event and showcasing their hobbies. Speaking on the new event David Mc Carthy said: We have had to move into the City this year because of works in Fitzgerald’s Park and it has […]

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Open Letter To Minister Kathleen Lynch – Is It Time To Have A Real National Conversation On Mental Health In Ireland?

This is a serious question with serious intent and I am addressing it directly to you Minister Lynch. The time has come for us to sit down together as a nation and as equals and really talk about how we deal with mental health. We have all seen the numbers of suicides rising year on year, we are seeing more and more the association of serious crime and mental health issues and frankly I have had enough. I am calling on you Minister to hold an open conversation in the RDS at a time of your choosing where everyone who wants to take part will be given an opportunity to […]

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