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Ray Darcy Wednesday 6 December 2017

                                

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Ray spoke to Caitriona about her teenage son Fergus, who became increasingly withdrawn before hosting a party the weekend he took his life.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, Pets love Christmas tunes, The Secret of Christmas, live music and chat with The Academic and My Year - The Aislings!

The Secret of Christmas

Christmas represents something different to all of us. ‘The Secret of Christmas’ is on RTE One this Saturday at 10.30pm and on rte.ie right now you can watch short Christmas stories which are revealed each day on the RTE Advent Calendar. I have three people joining me today who shared their stories - Asa Bjork and Gwen Brown and Pat Carey chat to Ray this afternoon 

The Secret of Christmas will be on RTE One on Saturday 10th of December at 10.30pm. There will also be a different short Xmas story revealed each day in December on the RTE Advent Calendar on rte.ie/Christmas 
 

My Year – The Aislings!

My Year – The Aislings!

It’s been a great year for Aisling!! Aisling is the girl pounding the pavement in her sketchers in the early morning with her sensible shumper (shirt/jumper). She never misses the hotel breakfast and she is first in the queue on a Ryanair flight. She goes home every weekend and can always dress up her GAA jersey with dangly earrings for a trip to Coppers. Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght – creators and authors of Oh My God What A Complete Aisling... what a year they've had they chat to Ray this afternoon 

Live Music with The Academic

We’ve live music this Wednesday afternoon!  The Academic are here!

My Year - The Aislings!

It's been a great year for Aisling!! Aisling is the girl pounding the pavement in her sketchers in the early morning with her sensible shumper (shirt/jumper). She never misses the hotel breakfast and she is first in the queue on a Ryanair flight. She goes home every weekend and can always dress up her GAA jersey with dangly earrings for a trip to Coppers.

Music Played on the Show

White Winter Hymnal

White Winter Hymnal

Fleet Foxes

2:38

Dreams

Dreams

The Academic

4:28

Why Can’T We Be Friends?

Why Can’T We Be Friends?

The Academic

3:21

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