Eoin and Gillian Casey with their sons, Eóghan and Emmet. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Being first-time parents and having to deal with the diagnosis was really tough, but Eóghan’s personality helped them through it (...)

Stephen Kelly: “I would say my mental health is really positive and I have no problems telling anyone what I have been through as there is so much stigma involved.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Stephen Kelly was in the depths of despair and suicidal but, following help, has recovered completely and turned his life around (...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Creating awareness about the reasons people feel suicidal and what can be done to help is a vital step towards eradicating the st(...)

Anne Geary, in Tramore, Co Waterford, with Ivy her dog. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

With no family history of cancer, complex diagnosis met a degree of denial

Gerry Quinlan: recovering mentally from illnesses “is actually the hardest part of it all”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Regular check-ups can be crucial to staying positive even in the face of daunting challenges to one’s health

Colour Dash: Last year 2,000 people took part in the 5km dash, raising €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.

Darren McMahon, having been treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is back on his feet and race ready

Peadar O’Loughlin at work in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, where he has a workshop. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Research has proven a link between music and positive mental health.

Paddy O’Mahony: “I wanted to give something back to the organ donors and their families.”

After finally going to a doctor with a persistent cough, the prognosis was poor until a transplant became an option

Golfer Paul McGinley and his father, Michael, who had blocked arteries and underwent a quadruple heart bypass.

For Men’s Health Week, the male population is asked to examine their lifestyle, be honest with themselves, and have niggles checke(...)

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