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Coming out brought me to where I want to be

Coming out brought me to where I want to be

One young woman's story of how coming out brought her to a more positive place.

Moving abroad for college - what could possibly go wrong?

Moving abroad for college - what could possibly go wrong?

Heading off to Cyprus for an Erasmus year during college sounded like a great idea, but it threw up more challenges than this young woman was prepared for.

Achieving your potential

Achieving your potential

William O'Reilly of My Best Self writes about positive psychology and how it can help you reach your full potential.

Finding a new rhythm after college

Finding a new rhythm after college

Daniel gives his thoughts on what it's like once college is over and the summer has slipped by.

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.

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