Category Archives: Public Health

Ava’s pain is Simon’s shame

Since 2nd of November 2016, when Vera Twomey first promised to walk from Cork to Dublin (Long march), she has captured the hearts, minds and souls of a population. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary spirit, compelled by the most … Continue reading

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What Happens if Women go on Strike? Strike for Repeal: Ireland’s Abortion

An edited version of the following piece appeared in yesterday’s Evening Echo. Below we publish the unedited version in it’s entirety with the kind permission of the author, Rebel City’s very own, Rachael O’Sullivan. A woman’s work is never done, … Continue reading

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I’m still here. Still. – A personal journey in the Irish mental health services

So I’ve just informed my psychiatrist that over the Christmas period I was getting suicidal thoughts. She doesn’t even acknowledge it, just keeps writing on her chart as if I told her I was having pains in my arm or … Continue reading

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Living with Depression – a personal account on living with the “common cold” of mental illnesses

The first thing I’ll say is Yes, this is looking for attention. Get over it. Depression is considered to be the “common cold” of mental illness in terms of how common it is. Yet, because of the huge stigma around … Continue reading

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…I am happy

  The following was submitted to us by a reader of our blog, and a first time writer. Though it is somewhat different to the usual Rebel City posts it is nonetheless a relevant and poignant piece addressing a widespread … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Readers!

Happy New Year to all our readers, from all the Rebel City Writers! The first posts were published to this blog on the 10th of January 2015 and it’s fair to say we’ve done alright over the past 12 months. We … Continue reading

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Public Health: What is Primary Health Care?

Following on from our Rebel Lives piece on Dr. Noel Browne the following is the first in a series of pieces on Public Health which we hope will address not only the state in which our Public Health Service is currently … Continue reading

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