Arts & Culture, Features, Review

The Midnight Library Review: A Fiction That Candidly Portrays The Real Struggles of Mental Health

  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig brings us a story of a woman’s desperation for a life she has never had and most probably will never get, a life without regrets. After years of despair and regret concerning her current life and past decisions, she finds herself in the one place that may give her the opportunity to live …


Features, Health, Opinion

A Guide to Self-Care

self-care /sɛlfˈkɛː/ noun the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. Self-care looks different for everyone, but there is one common practice we can implement into our daily lives that will ensure we can go forward with a more positive sense of well-being. Self-care is often easier said than done. When we get caught up on …


Top 5 Apps for your Mental Health

By Nicole Glennon Limerick Mental Health week will run from Sunday, October 9th to October 16th this week, an initiative which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues and provide information about the supports available around Limerick. Although there is no replacement for speaking with a trained professional or drawing support from a trusted friend or family member, there …


Darkness into Light Launches UL Committee in Aid of Pieta House

By Jennifer Purcell Darkness into Light (DIL) launched their sub-committee this week in The University of Limerick. The aim of the committee is to get the student body walking from darkness into light in aid of Pieta House on the morning of May 9th. Darkness into Light started in Limerick seven years ago, with 8,000 people taking part in the …


My Mental Health – An Inside View Of UL’s Counselling Service

 “My family was falling apart, I felt totally alone, isolated and scared of absolutely everything. It is an achievement for me to be able to sit through a lecture now without having a total panic attack” “If your body was unwell you would go to a doctor, wouldn’t you? So why shouldn’t we do the same for our mind?” Mental health is a big …