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# awareness - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?

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

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

“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'

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

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, 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

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

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''

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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'

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"

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

“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

“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

From The42 Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility Awareness This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

# awareness - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Some guy claimed that trousers are a male-only tax and the internet lost it Just A Tampon

Some guy claimed that trousers are a male-only tax and the internet lost it

The Just A Tampon campaign has sparked an, uh, interesting debate.

# awareness - Saturday 6 June, 2015

This teen is walking 57 miles with his brother strapped to his back

It’s for a very good cause.

# awareness - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed Down Syndrome This post contains videos

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed

It’s for a very good cause.

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