In fairness.

Happy birthday, historian and blogger Donal Fallon (top) .

*phones da*

Donal Fallon

Come Here To Me

Pic: RTÉ

28 thoughts on “Come Here To Me

    1. millie vanilly strikes again

      As someone who grew up seeing it in a parent and suffers with it as an adult, I have to agree. It is the single worst thing I have experienced as an adult, and has taken parts of me that I can never get back. I am a different person because of depression.

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    2. Joe cool

      As someone who grew up with a mother with bi polar disorder, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Constant visits to hospitals as the ma had ger little “breaks”. But in a way I’m glad I went through it has it has impacted on how I view others especially those suffering with their mental health. Yes I suffer too a bit but that was down to abuse I suffered, but ya know what. I’m a survivor and I’m still here. I’m a social care worker and I love giving back and helping others every single day

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      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        + all the pluses Joe,
        Milly I don’t know you but whatever you think it has taken away from you, you are A ok in my book, keep on trucking x

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  1. millie vanilly strikes again

    Happy Birthday. Some lovely bits of advice from him too. I second becoming friends with your dad.

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  2. Tea And Brexits

    I hate when people start giving out mental health advice. They have no idea of the context of those who suffer. One size does not fit all. Become friends with your dad? If he treated you like a POS and spent 40 years gaslighting you about what a failure you were, for example?

    Consult a professional.

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    1. Lilly

      He’s not saying one size fits all. Befriend your dad is a metaphor for staying close to those who care about you. Sound advice whether you’re depressed or not.

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  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    I love Donal’s contributions on Irish history and he’s very good at it. Education and learning beats all negative thoughts about oneself in my view. Happy 30th birthday and keep up the great insightful work, Donal.

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  4. Bebe

    Happy Birthday Donal – enjoy celebrations with loved ones. Great post – thanks for your honesty, and thanks to Millie and Joe also x

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  5. dhod

    He’s wise beyond his years. Both CHTM books are great. I just listened to ep 1 of his new podcast this evening and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to many more. Happy birthday Donal!

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  6. Tea And Brexits

    Escape the trajectory of your parents. No-one gets out of here alive.

    Our stories relate in a general way, only.

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