Personal Stories

Personal Stories of Recovery from Mental Health Difficulties

My Story- By Gregg Harris

My story is like thousands of others in this country. Life started off very good for me, I was brought up in a very supportive family in a good neighborhood. I was quite popular with plenty of good friends. I excelled at sport and I was above average in school. I was quiet in school…

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Amy’s story

Before I came to St. Pat’s life was nothing but disappointment and misery. I resented friends, family, everything I thought I loved. I just didn’t want to be alive. Looking back at my time here now I’m only beginning to comprehend how much my life has changed in the space of a few months. I’ll…

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Believe in life, believe in help, believe in your future and believe in the people who will be a part of it

Depression is not a choice.  It has no external wounds.  A plaster will not fix it.  An aspirin will not numb the pain.  Does that mean you ignore it? I am a twenty nine year old Primary school teacher living in Dublin.  Up until five years ago, I lived a very happy, content, relaxed existence. …

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Jack’s Story

My story starts off in a much different way than people may expect it to considering we are talking about a mental illness like depression. The year was 2010. I had just gotten back from a dream trip to New Zealand; I had the perfect family, the perfect friends, the perfect girlfriend and the perfect…

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Kieran’s Story of Recovery

Ascent out of darkness: Kieran’s comeback If you’ve ever wondered how your support of campaigns such as Walk in My Shoes is changing lives right here in Ireland, read this story of Kieran’s comeback and you’ll wonder no more: with the help of St. Patrick’s Dean Clinic, he has triumphed over nearly 20 years of…

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Amy’s Story

Before I came to St. Pat’s life was nothing but disappointment and misery. I resented friends, family, everything I thought I loved. I just didn’t want to be alive. Looking back at my time here now I’m only beginning to comprehend how much my life has changed in the space of a few months. I’ll never…

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