62. Han­nah Tyrrell

Ir­ish Rugby In­ter­na­tional / Pi­eta House Am­bas­sador

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Hav­ing strug­gled with my men­tal health in the past, in the form of bu­limia, self-harm and sui­ci­dal thoughts, I want to speak out about men­tal health and raise some aware­ness around the sub­ject. I want peo­ple to re­alise that they are not alone feel­ing this way and that things can and will get bet­ter. I wanted to share my story, in order to help make it eas­ier for oth­ers who are strug­gling to reach out and ask for help: if even one per­son does so as a re­sult of this, then it will have all been worth­while. Re­mov­ing the stigma sur­round­ing men­tal health in Ire­land has al­ways been a big pri­or­ity for me as I never want any­one to go down the same path that I did as a young teenager. That will only hap­pen when peo­ple are not afraid of a neg­a­tive re­ac­tion when speak­ing about their men­tal health.

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