* Trigger warning for discussion of depression, self-harm, and suicide.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and with the current social, economic, and political climate, people are struggling more than ever with their mental health. How are you doing? We take the first step to minding ourselves by just checking in with how we are feeling.
When we did a call out for agony aunt problems from listeners, we had no idea we'd get so many! So...we did a part 2. This time around, we tackle the dreaded quarter-life crisis.
We love a good agony aunt episode, and this time was no different. We got a mixed bag of juicy questions from listeners who've found themselves in problematic situations - from money woes, to friend drama and lots more. While we're in no way qualified to solve all your problems, we take a deep dive and offer up some fresh insight. Thank you to everyone who trusted us enough to message in!
It dawned on us that really, virtually all conflict comes from lack of communication skills. With that in mind, we're joined by friend of the podder, Maeve Acheson. Maeve is a trainee therapist, the host of new podcast Take Time with Maeve Acheson and an all-around sounder!
...or, The Fear of Missing Out. We say it so flippantly but in actuality FOMO can lead to crippling anxiety and a whole host of other mental health and self-esteem issues.
We talk about how Insta-stories are fueling our FOMO, share our listeners experiences with it and give some helpful tips for dealing.
A few weeks back, we've been hearing loads about psychedelic drugs and the use of them for recreational and spiritual and even medical use. We were mad curious and wanted to ask more Q's, SO, we invited on Ciara Sherlock - the founding director of The Psychedelic Society of Ireland. We chat to Ciara about how she became interested in psychedelic drugs, drug culture in Ireland in general and about her work as a lead facilitator of Psychedelic Experience Weekends, a programme offering legal, modern ceremonial retreats in The Netherlands using psilocybin-truffles.
Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/psysocire/
Follow Ciara on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ciarashurlook/
This week, we're talking about our emerging from our lockdown cocoon, all things LGBTQ+ Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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In the wake of the George Floyd murder, and the subsequent protests sparked by this incredibly cruel act of police brutality in the US - we felt it was important to discuss our subconscious racial biases, our inaction up until this point, and how we are trying our very best to do better by educating ourselves.
Listen back on our Zoom live show, as we discussed problems sent in by listeners, and TRY to give a little advice and offer a fresh perspective. Thanks to the bunch of sounder patrons who jumped on the call and joined in.
A problem shared and all that...
...Just like the rest of the country, feelings of teenage angst and awkwardness came flooding back as Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' debuted on RTE. We go right back to our coming-of-age experiences - leaving school, starting college, first loves and first heartbreaks.