62. Hannah Tyrrell
Irish Rugby International / Pieta House Ambassador
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.