Caroline McGuigan, of Suicide or Survive (SOS), at the annual forum of the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental health problems may not be visible to the naked eye, but more than 450,000 people are living with depression in Ireland and 45,000 with bipolar(...)

Caroline McGuigan, founder and chief executive of  Suicide or Survive: ‘We remind people that recovery isn’t an end position. It’s about learning as you go along how to manage your mental health and understand that it’s messy at times.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My story happens to be central to the story of Suicide or Survive (SOS), the charity I set up in 2003 to break down the stigma of mental health and s(...)