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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

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Mental Health

December

When the darkest days come we come together, We may never know why happiness sets up apart but tragedy stretches out a hand and lips to kiss it better.

The Wonders of Over-Sharing

"You should really be more careful what you put online?" "Aren't you worried people will find out you're bi/mentally ill/really angry about bogs more often than is socially acceptable?" Honestly maybe. Is there a culture of over-sharing on social media?... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Services in Ireland

I have made my feeling on the state of mental health services in Ireland known in asides many times. But this Mental Health Day highlighted the disconnect between what the Irish government and its various agencies claims, and what they... Continue Reading →

Marxism and Mental Health

“The mode of production of material life conditions the general process of social, political and intellectual life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness.” (Marx 1859) In what... Continue Reading →

Fresh Starts in the January Blues

Fresh starts can be a birth; messy, painful and confusing but without them life would not get anywhere. And aren’t we just obsessed with fresh starts this time of year? I used to be a bit of a New Years’... Continue Reading →

Hello Old Friend

This would feel like the middle of a beautiful friendship if I wasn't explaining where I've been - again and this might take a good few lines. See, I know I didn't say goodbye, I do that, I'm sorry. Ask... Continue Reading →

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