The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray Darcy Friday 22 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Ray spoke to Caitriona about her teenage son Fergus, who became increasingly withdrawn before hosting a party the weekend he took his life.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

The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

Today, Ray played some listeners' Christmas requests and spoke with Gayla Peevey, Ellen McCourt and José Feliciano

Music Played on the Show

Golden Slumbers

Golden Slumbers

Elbow

2:19

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka

Seth Macfarlane

2:32

Last Christmas

Last Christmas

Wham

4:20

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Gayla Peevey

2:49

Carol Of The Bells

Carol Of The Bells

Not Available (P)

1:24

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Autamata

3:46

Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy

Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy

Bing Crosby/ David Bowie

2:34

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

Jose Feliciano

3:05

Little Drummer Boy - Single

Little Drummer Boy - Single

David Bowie & Bing Crosby

2:37

Fairytale Of New York

Fairytale Of New York

The Pogues And Kirsty Maccoll

4:27

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Gavin James

2:26

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