The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

Jill McMahon and with her mother Zita: They both believe that being as open and upfront about Jill’s depression as they would be if it was a physical illness not only helps Jill in her recovery but can also contribute to the destigmatising of mental health issues. Main Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Zita McMahon heard that the eldest of her four children had been diagnosed with depression after a breakdown last March, her first reaction was t(...)