Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

McAleese makes plea over suicide – Republic of Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Once again, Mary McAleese reminds us that as outgoing President of the RoI, she’ll be a hard act to follow.  In this piece in the Belfast Telegraph, McAleese laments the toll that suicide has on families and society at large.  She …

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I’ve just stumbled upon an incredibly moving and courageous TED talk by Prof. JD Schramm on suicide survivors. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore …

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One in three people will be affected by cancer at some stage in their life. One in four of us will experience some sort of mental health issue at some stage in our lives. Although the statistics on the incidence of these two diseases are similar, societal perception is poles apart.  Mental illness is just …

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