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Reflections after the death of Robin Williams

Reflections after the death of Robin Williams

When a widely-loved celebrity takes their life it can bring up different emotions and reactions for everyone. Here's one young woman's reflection.

Finding Jonathan

Finding Jonathan

Counsellor Maggie Smith discusses one of her case studies which highlights what it can be like if we're not true to ourselves.

Sexual violence and trauma, how can counselling help?

Sexual violence and trauma, how can counselling help?

Maggie Smith, a counsellor working with people who have been raped, assaulted or attacked, talks about how the process of counselling can help.

CAO, Leaving Cert results and beyond

CAO, Leaving Cert results and beyond

Whatever your situation, the Leaving Cert isn’t the be all and end all. There are ways and means of getting where you want and James’ personal story illustrates this.

Learning to live with a debilitating disease

Learning to live with a debilitating disease

When she was 13 years-old, Niamh ni Ruarí was diagnosed with a rare condition which would affect the rest of her life. She talks about her journey so far.

Finished college, so what next?

Finished college, so what next?

Daniel recently finished college and has found himself weighing up the pros and cons with the freedom it brings.

It does get better

It does get better

A young man's story about struggles with schizophrenia and bulling and how he got through them to be happy again.

Learning the right to be happy

Learning the right to be happy

One young woman's story of coming to terms with very difficult experiences and learning they do not define her or what she can become.

The battle to healthy self-esteem

The battle to healthy self-esteem

This is one young woman's thoughts on self-esteem, what it means and how we can boost our confidence and sense of self.

Talking and moving past self-harm

Talking and moving past self-harm

One young woman's experience of self-harm, finding support and dealing with what's going on in life.

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