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#Awareness

# awareness - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,259 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

# awareness - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary

Oct 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,540 Views 3 Comments

Former Galway hurler Niall Donohue took his own life in 2013.

# awareness - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Eight-time All-Ireland winner opens up about arthritis diagnosis at just 20 years of age
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

Eight-time All-Ireland winner opens up about arthritis diagnosis at just 20 years of age

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 8:03 PM 53,307 Views 4 Comments

Michael Fennelly talks to The42 about the challenges of living with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

# awareness - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'
# Awareness
# Awareness

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'

Jul 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 10,262 Views 27 Comments

There were approximately 270 calls every week to the National 24-Hour Freephone Helpline in 2018.

# awareness - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?
# Awareness
# Awareness

Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?

Oct 2nd 2018, 9:38 AM 22,990 Views 93 Comments

National Breastfeeding Week was launched yesterday.

# awareness - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
# Blood Cancer Awareness
# Blood Cancer Awareness

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

Sep 4th 2018, 9:17 PM 9,802 Views 10 Comments

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

# awareness - Sunday 22 July, 2018

After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention
# RunningForJosie
# RunningForJosie

After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:15 AM 33,015 Views 14 Comments

“Counselling was the most important intervention in my life and that’s not to be dramatic, that’s just being honest.”

# awareness - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'
# World Asthma Day
# World Asthma Day

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'

May 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 9,856 Views 11 Comments

Asthma kills one person every week in Ireland but Cat Kennedy hasn’t let the condition slow her down.

# awareness - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths
# Suicide
# Suicide

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 26,712 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# awareness - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 26,716 Views 15 Comments

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

# awareness - Sunday 13 August, 2017

This is how a Dublin teenager single-handedly set off to raise suicide awareness in her local area
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

This is how a Dublin teenager single-handedly set off to raise suicide awareness in her local area

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 PM 30,844 Views 13 Comments

18-year-old Jessica Clohisey is set to host the third annual Sail Against Suicide event in Dublin.

# awareness - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
# The Long Walk Home
# The Long Walk Home

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia

Aug 12th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,904 Views 7 Comments

Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.

# awareness - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''
# Don't Ignore The Red
# Don't Ignore The Red

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''

May 16th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,298 Views 4 Comments

Packie Bonner wants more people to recognise the symptoms of bladder cancer.

# awareness - Saturday 6 May, 2017

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

May 6th 2017, 11:02 AM 40,609 Views 41 Comments

The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.

# awareness - Monday 24 April, 2017

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle
# Tackle Meningitis
# Tackle Meningitis

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

Apr 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 24,144 Views 5 Comments

Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.

# awareness - Saturday 11 February, 2017

'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'
# EPILEPSY DAY
# EPILEPSY DAY

'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'

Feb 11th 2017, 8:15 PM 823 Views 19 Comments

Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.

# awareness - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise
# Awareness
# Awareness

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise

Feb 7th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,027 Views 22 Comments

A conference will be held next month to raise awareness of how to tackle self-harm.

# awareness - Saturday 31 December, 2016

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research
# What Would You Do
# What Would You Do

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research

Dec 31st 2016, 2:49 PM 16,967 Views 38 Comments

The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.

# awareness - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 154,943 Views 134 Comments

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

# awareness - Friday 21 October, 2016

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,069 Views 4 Comments

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

# awareness - Friday 7 October, 2016

Over 30 Irish buildings to light up to raise awareness of 'one of the most painful conditions known to science'
# Trigeminal Neuralgia
# Trigeminal Neuralgia

Over 30 Irish buildings to light up to raise awareness of 'one of the most painful conditions known to science'

Oct 7th 2016, 6:10 AM 27,544 Views 9 Comments

It is estimated to affect 1 in 20,000 people, but is often misdiagnosed as a migraine, toothache or a joint condition.

# awareness - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"

Sep 13th 2016, 6:01 AM 11,707 Views 1 Comment

Construction Safety Week is trying to get people to be safer in the workplace.

# awareness - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015
# Snowblow
# Snowblow

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015

Jun 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,998 Views 7 Comments

A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

Jun 15th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,769 Views 8 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

# awareness - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'

May 25th 2016, 6:20 AM 28,847 Views 16 Comments

Naomi Donaldson and her little sister were diagnosed with MS within a year of each other. She describes how they’ve coped with it.

# awareness - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy
# Gluten-free Life
# Gluten-free Life

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy

May 22nd 2016, 9:45 AM 23,739 Views 30 Comments

We spoke to two people whose lives changed as a result of their diagnosis.

# awareness - Friday 29 April, 2016

GAA players are urging men to check their testicles
# Know Thy Nuts
# Know Thy Nuts

GAA players are urging men to check their testicles

Apr 29th 2016, 9:51 PM 44,359 Views 68 Comments

GAA players Jason Hughes, Emlyn Mulligan, Lee Chin and Killian Clarke are ‘copping a feel’ to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

# awareness - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide
# Awareness
# Awareness

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide

Apr 24th 2016, 1:20 PM 48,196 Views 13 Comments

Judy Fitzgerald said her grief inspired her to help raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.

# awareness - Friday 1 April, 2016

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign
# Awareness
# Awareness

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign

Apr 1st 2016, 6:05 AM 14,934 Views 34 Comments

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

# awareness - Thursday 31 March, 2016

New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces
# Awareness
# Awareness

New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces

Mar 31st 2016, 6:06 AM 14,671 Views 18 Comments

The new service will soon be available in Dublin’s Pantibar.

# awareness - Thursday 24 March, 2016

"When he died, a lot of my dreams and my hopes died with him"
# Alex Ryan
# Alex Ryan

"When he died, a lot of my dreams and my hopes died with him"

Mar 24th 2016, 11:23 AM 33,000 Views 8 Comments

The sister of a teenager who died after taking a synthetic drug has spoken publicly for the first time.

# awareness - Monday 23 November, 2015

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV
# Know Your Status
# Know Your Status

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:39 PM 18,128 Views 48 Comments

To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.

# awareness - Saturday 14 November, 2015

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about
# Save Your Breath
# Save Your Breath

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

Nov 14th 2015, 11:15 AM 32,539 Views 20 Comments

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

# awareness - Saturday 31 October, 2015

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed
# Full Circle
# Full Circle

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed

Oct 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 13,073 Views 7 Comments

“The volunteers were so great that I always had it in my head that I wanted to help out, I wanted to put something back.”

# awareness - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility

Oct 7th 2015, 4:06 PM 8,527 Views 2 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and David Wallace will be joining the Munster star in attempting to travel from Aviva Stadium to Thomond Park while in a wheelchair.

# awareness - Monday 5 October, 2015

So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival?
# Transgender
# Transgender

So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival?

Oct 5th 2015, 1:56 PM 14,770 Views 75 Comments

She got on very, very well indeed. Kellie, formerly boxing promoter Frank, fully transitioned to being a woman last year.

# awareness - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Celebrity suicides lead to increase in suicidal tendencies
# Dramatic Change
# Dramatic Change

Celebrity suicides lead to increase in suicidal tendencies

Sep 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 17,583 Views 74 Comments

A study found that activity on ‘SuicideWatch’ changed dramatically in the weeks after celebrity suicides.

# awareness - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

'I lost my boy to carbon monoxide poisoning - I don't want another family to go through this'
# Awareness
# Awareness

'I lost my boy to carbon monoxide poisoning - I don't want another family to go through this'

Sep 15th 2015, 11:59 PM 17,784 Views 6 Comments

18 year old Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson succumbed to fumes while on a trip at a family member’s apartment in 2010.

# awareness - Monday 7 September, 2015

'When I was born there was no hint of any disease'
# Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
# Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

'When I was born there was no hint of any disease'

Sep 7th 2015, 6:10 AM 26,471 Views 6 Comments

One in every 3,500 boys are affected by Caleb’s condition.

# awareness - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Sisters create 'bra chain' in memory of their late mum
# Awareness
# Awareness

Sisters create 'bra chain' in memory of their late mum

Sep 1st 2015, 9:00 AM 12,711 Views 2 Comments

Their mother died of breast cancer six weeks after diagnosis, at the age of 44.

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