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#First Fortnight

# first-fortnight - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health
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# First Fortnight

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health

Jan 12th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,758 Views 4 Comments

Alan O’Mara is hosting a Real Talks discussion with members of the female Dublin All Ireland football as part of the First Fortnight mental health and arts festival.

# first-fortnight - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's mental health festival is underway - here's what's happening
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# First Fortnight

Ireland's mental health festival is underway - here's what's happening

Jan 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 9,324 Views 4 Comments

It is the ninth First Fortnight event.

# first-fortnight - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

This Irish arts festival has helped get mental health on the national agenda
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# First Fortnight

This Irish arts festival has helped get mental health on the national agenda

Dec 30th 2015, 6:05 AM 6,836 Views 2 Comments

One of its founders tells us how they did it.

# first-fortnight - Friday 20 February, 2015

This iconic piece of Dublin street art has been taken down
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From The Daily Edge
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This iconic piece of Dublin street art has been taken down

Feb 20th 2015, 4:57 PM 5,502 Views 1 Comment

The Maser piece was taken down this morning.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes?
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# First Fortnight

Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes?

Jan 1st 2015, 11:01 AM 13,444 Views 100 Comments

First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health music festival, starts today.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 2 January, 2014

First Fortnight: "We can't just make people talk about mental health issues"
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# First Fortnight

First Fortnight: "We can't just make people talk about mental health issues"

Jan 2nd 2014, 3:42 PM 9,467 Views 17 Comments

First Fortnight is an arts festival that wants to encourage us to think and talk about mental health. Here’s how.

# first-fortnight - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Mental illness isn’t abnormal – it’s part of being human
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Mental illness isn’t abnormal – it’s part of being human

Jan 11th 2012, 8:30 PM 90 Views 25 Comments

Campaigner John McCarthy died yesterday. Here, the director of See Change writes about why we need to talk about mental health now more than ever.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jan 5th 2012, 8:03 PM 5,567 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s fix: Warnings over mortgage interest relief, Phil Hogan’s website woes, Vita Cortex owner “can’t move money” – and a solution to modern dinner part complaints?

Arts-based mental health festival gets underway
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Arts-based mental health festival gets underway

Jan 5th 2012, 4:36 PM 2,179 Views 7 Comments

First Fortnight aims to challenge mental health prejudice while showcasing some of the best of Irish (and international) music, art, theatre and film.

# first-fortnight - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems - survey
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems - survey

Oct 9th 2011, 12:01 PM 872 Views 7 Comments

There is still a significant stigma around mental health issues in Ireland, according to new research.