Ouch favourites, Mark and Seaneen, talk mental health during this pandemic.
Seaneen MolloyMe and @MarkOneinFour did the @bbcouch podcast for mental health awareness week. We talk the importance of bin day, interminable Zoom calls, no bras and how weirdly my panic attacks stopped when the #Covid19 pandemic kicked off. Listen here!
Growing up with an alcoholic dad means I hate booze. And sort of love it, too.
Seaneen MolloyIt's #COAWeek2020 - that's children of alcoholics for those lucky enough not to be familiar with the lingo. It's 14 years since alcoholism killed my dad, and about 14 seconds since I last missed him. I wrote this about him - may be helpful for others.
Captain Planet and his buddies are on hand to save Belfast from a nuke, basically.
Seaneen MolloyEvery so often I remember there was a Captain Planet episode where he stopped a nuclear bomb being detonated in Belfast and the warring Catholic and Protestant end up opening a bakery together.
"I tink we've got ourselves a Catlick 'ere"...
And I fear being mad again, when newlife, largely lonely, is hurtling towards me. Career, kids, marriage (I want them all, I could have them all). Don’t be mad, not again. Even the sniff make…
Seaneen Molloy"What did you do? Where did you come from? The answers make you dumb". I haven't written much in ages (quiet, private, wordless grief) but this is my favourite blog post. I get irritated by the tidy, big shiny kitchen #mentalhealth stories.
Friends identified the journalist as Lyra McKee, whose work appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Mosaic Science, and BuzzFeed.
Seaneen MolloyNo words. Adding to the chorus of rage and love for the wonderful, kind, hilarious @LyraMcKee. She had everything to live for and deserved so much better. A huge loss to Northern Ireland and to all of those who rightly loved her.
Five key mistakes contributed to death of Sophie Payne, 22, in mental health unit, says jury
Seaneen MolloyEvery single time I read a headline like this I bet a diagnosis of BPD is going to be there. I'm right 100% of the time. Dismissed to death. Woman killed herself after series of NHS trust errors, jury finds
Seaneen MolloyFirst blog post in yonks, trying to untangle my feelings about coming home to the country with the UK's highest suicide rate. Please share if you like it!
Seaneen MolloyThinking about this which I wrote not long after moving back to Belfast last year. I'd spoken to Lyra a lot about my worries about it, and linked her Ceasefire Babies article here. It is completely unreal that a year later she was shot dead by the IRA.
When procrastination becomes a mental health matter
Seaneen MolloyListen to me and that @MarkOneinFour takeover the @bbcouch studio to answer your essential #mentalhealth questions - is Trump mad or bad, can you ever conquer the Faff Zone, and how brilliant are dogs?