Please Talk

January 2, 2024 in Featured News, News

In the aftermath of the bright lights and events of Christmas time, January can often be a difficult month for people. Depression in the New year is so prevalent that the term “January blues” has been coined or “Blue Monday”, the third Monday in January which is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

In this interview from our Religious Network News archive, the late Fr. Tony Coote, former Chaplin UCD talked with Miriam Gormally about his work in setting up the now nationwide student-led mental health movement ‘Please Talk’. The Please Talk movement has grown to reach 27 colleges throughout Ireland today. Tony explains why the movement was set up and why talking is so important.

Fr Tony Coote was fifty-three years old when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in February 2018. Before his death on 28 August 2019 Tony raised €700,000 for the IMNDA and Research Motor Neurone by travelling 550 km from Donegal to Cork in his wheelchair.

Click here to listen to the full interview>>.