The O’Byrne Book: “Misery Loves Company” — My Mental Health

By Eoin O’Byrne, originally posted at The O’Byrne Book. Copied over as part of our blog syndication series. “Blood is thicker than water”, “curiosity killed the cat”: these are sayings and proverbs that have a very well established meaning for most people, however once you look closely you can see, at least if you look at … Continue reading The O’Byrne Book: “Misery Loves Company” — My Mental Health

Building Skyward: “Write It On Your Skin” / “What’s Your Favourite Colour?”

Words by Laura O’Connor. Originally posted on the Building Skyward blog, brought to Sharp with permission as part of our blog syndication series. Write It On Your Skin So I got a tattoo recently. I’ve made it no secret. It’s my first one, consisting of four “triangle yokes”, as someone once said to me, going … Continue reading Building Skyward: “Write It On Your Skin” / “What’s Your Favourite Colour?”

When did suicidal ideation become cool and relatable?

Words by Cathy Naughton, header illustration by Emily Horgan Some might say that I’m addicted to social networking, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Like my fellow nineties’ kids and millennials, I’ve watched Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and countless other social networks grow exponentially in the last decade or so, both in user numbers and in … Continue reading When did suicidal ideation become cool and relatable?

The Further Lost & Found – More of Colm’s thoughts from Dublin and beyond

We’re built to romanticise ideas. It’s what I do constantly in my blog posts after all, talking up the big wide world around me, trying to find the points as I settle in. Some things are made glorious. I’m writing this on my laptop in a pretty little café in Nuremberg sipping on a home-made … Continue reading The Further Lost & Found – More of Colm’s thoughts from Dublin and beyond