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Archive for June, 2016

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself

Monday, June 20th, 2016

In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most suicides are driven by a flash flood of strong emotions, not rational, philosophical thoughts in which the pros and cons are evaluated critically. I don’t think any scholar ever captured the suicidal mind better than psychologist Roy Baumeister in his 1990 […]

Befrienders run Mini-Marathon June 06, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Ann, Lola, Mary, Sharon, Marie, Jacinta, Dorcas & Eileen pounded the pavements of Dublin last saturday in the VHI Mini-marathon. Although showers threatened, the weather held for the duration of the ‘race’. Lola, a new edition to our crew took part for the first time. Although she bore a striking resemblence to one of our […]