We recently wrote a piece for Donegal Woman about youth mental health and some of the issues that the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why brought up.

“Although 13 Reasons Why is certainly not perfect, and many of the criticisms are valid, it has certainly started important discussions around mental health and young people and we must not stop talking. Our young people need us. “

“One in four young Irish people have experienced cyberbullying, and their lives are documented and recorded in a way that no adult has experienced.  This is just one of the many issues facing young people today.  It is so important that we take their issues seriously, and don’t assume that young people today have it easy.”

Follow this link to the full article on Donegal woman which covers signs and symptoms of possible mental health problems in young people and how and where/how to seek treatment locally.

DYS also has a team of experienced staff who facilitate a mixture of age appropriate workshops and seminars on Internet Safety & Cyberbullying to children, young people, parents and teachers. These sessions are available at both primary and secondary level as well as to other education providers and community groups.  Please contact us for more information.

Teen Talk at Donegal Youth Service is a free and confidential service for young people aged 12 – 25 which can be used as a stand alone support or as a complimentary service.  Saturday and evening appointments are available on the Port Road, Letterkenny.  Please contact us for more information.


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