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Ray Darcy Tuesday 15 November 2016

                                

RTÉ is launching a special initiative on Youth Mental Health across all its channels next week culminating next Thursday April 26th with an hour long TV documentary which will show the reality of mental health issues among Ireland's young population and the crises in our services.   

If you have a story about Youth Mental Health and you would like to share it with us here on RTÉ Radio 1 then we want to hear from you please get in touch with us, email to ray@rte.ie and a member of our team will be in touch.

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In September 2016, we dedicated a whole show to families who have been effected by suicide. Fran Dempsey wanted to be there on the day to share the story of his son Ryan, who sadly passed away on 31st October 2014.  Fran came into studio in October 2016  to chat to Ray about his lovely son Ryan 

Fran criticized the mental health system after his young son took his own life in the hospital after four previous attempts. Fran said the health system "let him down". Fran is still campaigning for a better mental health system. If you need to talk to someone the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 24 hours a day. Click here to listen back

Mental Health Special 

In September 2016, The Ray D'arcy show dedicated a whole programme to mental health.

Ray spoke to Caitriona about her teenage son Fergus, who became increasingly withdrawn before hosting a party the weekend he took his life.

Ray also spoke to Linda about her teenage son Darragh, who on the other hand, gave no indication of suicidal intentions, telling his mother he would be back in a couple of minutes when he left her for the last time.

Ray was also joined by Julie who remembers her nephew Leon, whose mental illness overwhelmed him so much that he took his own life while waiting for a doctor to see him on a weekend night at St James’s Hospital.

The programme focused on the systemic deficiencies that meant catastrophic mental health issues were not attended to in a timely or suitable manner. Click here to listen back

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On today's show, Teddy the care dog to the rescue, the rehabilitation of prisoners, Science week experiment 2 and Dustin the Turkey back in Panto

The Rehabilitation of Prisoners

The Rehabilitation of Prisoners

Catherine Nevin is the country’s most notorious woman prisoner. She was jailed for life in April 2000 for murdering her publican husband Tom. He was shot dead at their pub, Jack White’s Inn, in Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, in 1996. 

She had been charged with murder in April 1997 and found guilty in August 2000 after a gripping 42-day trial. The person who pulled the trigger has never been brought to justice.

Derek Byrne is an outreach lecturer who has taught Catherine Nevin for the past two years as she studied for a certificate in addiction studies.

Ray read a fascinating article by him in the Irish Times in Saturday about Catherine Nevin and rehabilitation of prisoners and he tells Ray more this afternoon.

Science Week - Rodger Mc Morrow Helium

We are continuing with our experiment a day for Science Week and Ray is joined by Dr. Roger McMorrow, a consultant anaesthetist at the National Maternity Hospital (Holles St) and St. Vincent’s Hospital, and a big bunch of balloons...

Can you guess what we’ll be talking about?  Balloons, helium gas, funny voice!!

 

 

The Ugly Sisters and Yer Wan – The Story of Cinderella - Dustin

                            

With only five and a bit weeks to Christmas we’re already starting to think about the Christmas panto and that delicious Christmas dinner...

Ray is joined in studio by one lad who has very strong views on both, Dustin!!

The Ugly Sisters and Yer Wan – The Story of Cinderella, takes place at The Olympia Theatre (Friday, 16th December – Sunday, 8th January). Tickets on sale now

The Ugly Sisters and Yer Wan - The Story of Cinderella - Dustin

                              

With only five and a bit weeks to Christmas we're already starting to think about the Christmas panto and that delicious Christmas dinner... Ray is joined in studio by one lad who has very strong views on both, Dustin!! The Ugly Sisters and Yer Wan - The Story of Cinderella, takes place at The Olympia Theatre (Friday, 16th December - Sunday, 8th January). Tickets on sale now

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Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Jeff Buckley

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