Shane Carthy visits Bush PP during Wellbeing Week

As part of Wellbeing Week, Bush Post Primary School was delighted to welcome Shane Carthy, a Dublin Senior footballer, with 5 All Ireland medals to the school to give a talk on mental health.  Shane spoke to our 3rd, 5th and 6th years on Wednesday March 6th about his battle with depression.  The students listened as Shane spoke of feeling “not right” from the age of 16 and how he struggled with seeking help.  Shane used football as his medicine and struggled with his mental health even though to the outside world and even his family it looked like he was living the dream, playing and winning All Ireland’s with the Dublin minors, u21 and Senior teams.  After 2 years of living with what he now recognises as depression, Shane sought help. Having been hospitalised for 3months following a panic attack, Shane now speaks to schools, gaa clubs and businesses throughout the country educating people on the importance of looking after our mental health.  You can read Shane’s full story on his blog https://scarthyblog.home.blog/2018/12/19/im-no-longer-surviving-im-living/

 

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