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The Moment of Truth - Brian Hartnett - RTE One – Sunday 7th of December 10.40pm

This Sunday on The Moment of Truth  (RTE One at 10.40pm) Brian Hartnett of Hearing Voices Ireland talks about how he learned to live with his diagnosis of schizophrenia.
This is a really powerful and inspiring programme.

Brian Hartnett is a DJ, who developed schizophrenia as a consequence of sustained drug use in his twenties. He started to hear voices in his head, often aggressive ones. But then, a new voice appeared which he believes to be Jesus. Part of him knows that this is his mental illness talking, and yet he still finds this presence profoundly inspiring and positive. For him, the choice to listen to his voices, rather than trying to banish them, has helped him to reconcile his two conflicting worlds of psychosis and reality. He now helps others do the same through the advocacy group he founded.  http://bit.ly/1tQLAhh


Little Things Campaign Launch

#littlethings is a new mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign from the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, and created in partnership with over 20 partner organisations. It is being launched on Monday, 20th October.

The campaign has three messages to share:

1. We all experience life’s storms – the day to day dips that are an ordinary, everyday part of life

2. There are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel, and how you cope

3. You can find out more about the #littlethings and about mental wellbeing on yourmentalhealth.ie, or call the Samaritans on 116123 for a listening ear.

The Stories:
As part of the campaign, three generous people have shared their experience of life’s storms, and what #littlethings worked for them in getting through those tough times. Úna, Robert and Alan’s stories have been animated into 40’ TV and Radio adverts and will be widely shared throughout the campaign.

Una's Story and her #littlethings

Alan's Story and his #littlethings

Robert's Story and his #littlethings


Living With a Black Dog

Millions of people around the world live with depression. “Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help.

“Living with a Black dog” is a follow-up to “I had a black dog, his name was depression”, which offers practical advice for coming to terms with and overcoming depression.

Both videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with WHO, and were based on books of the same name.

"Living with a black dog" video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRRx7Mtep8

For “I had a black dog, his name was depression” http://youtu.be/XiCrniLQGYc


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