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Getting treatment for my hidden battle with social anxiety

Written by Jack Hilliard

Jack speaks to Ali about her experience overcoming social anxiety through a number of different treatments.

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Weighing up the pros and cons of taking psychiatric medication

Isabel recalls her journey towards developing a treatment programme that includes discovering the right medication for her.

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Advocating for yourself during mental health appointments

Isabel outlines the steps she took to ensure she received the mental health treatment and support she needed.

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How DBT helped my mental health journey

Written by Maria Smau

Maria outlines how she has used the basics of DBT when she gets overwhelmed.

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How medication has helped me manage my mental health

Written by Rebecca O'Brien

Rebecca details her journey finding the right medications as part of her mental health treatment.

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Under the Sheets

Written by spunout

spunout launches a media campaign sharing the lived experience of sexual health for young people in Ireland.

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Why LGBTI+ inclusive sex education is important

Written by Illan Dunne

Illan shares his thoughts on how an LGBTI+ inclusive sex education programme could benefit everyone.

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What the new Junior Cert RSE programme means for sex education in Ireland

Written by Aoife O'Driscoll

While the new junior cycle RSE programme is everything Aoife wishes she had learned, she is sad for those who have missed out.

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Why I go for STI tests regularly even if I’m symptom-free

Written by Lisa

While Lisa has found that getting an STI test is easier than expected, she feels more education is needed to reduce stigma.

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How I communicate with my partner about contraception

Written by Anonymous

This spunout contributor makes speaking with her partner about contraception a regular conversation, and while she says it can sometimes be awkward...

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What I wish I knew before I started taking the pill

Written by Marie-Helene Junker

When it comes to the myths on social media about the pill, Marie shares how speaking with her doctor and doing her own research helped her find the...

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How I learned to stop taking sex so seriously

Written by Mike Edgar

Sex was not what Mike thought it would be like before he started having it. Read about how he helped to ease his nerves and embrace the fun side of...

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