alittlegail asks

Episode 12: Green Ribbon Month

An episode of alittlegail asks

By Abigail McDonnell
My name is Abigail and welcome to my podcast 'Alittlegail Asks'! This podcast is all about starting the conversation about mental health! In the following episodes I’ll be talking with some pretty amazing people about their mental health journey and how we should be approaching the issues surrounding mental health. I'll also be talking about my own mental health journey from week to week! I want to get people talking about their mental health and to let them know it’s okay to have these kind of conversations! Hopefully this podcast will help in some way!
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S2 E2: Crazy about College
Hi all! In this weeks episode I touch back on the subject of college, seeing as a lot of people are starting or returning to college these past few weeks! College can be such a daunting time for so many people and it’s so normal to be nervous and overwhelmed about things such as friends, courses and studying! These are just little tips from my experience that might help you with your own college journey! Any suggestions or comments pls let me know! Enjoy xo
September 15, 2019
S2 E1: Guess who’s back?
Hello all! I’m back and ready for some season two fun! This episode is just a little update to where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing this summer! Also talking about how I’ve been doing mentally. It’s okay to have down days and it’s okay to ask for help, and that’s what I’m doing, no shame attached! Any suggestions or comments please let me know and I hope you enjoy!
September 8, 2019
Episode 18: Alittlegail Asks Clara..
TRIGGER WARNING - mention of eating disorders in this episode. In this episode I chat to the amazing Clara Hand. Clara has been though so much in her life and now she is turning her difficult experiences to advice and helping others through her Instagram and her work with different groups! Clara will be starting a new series on her instagram called “Clara talks” where she will share information about different mental health issues, backed up from her research from college and notable sources. Check Clara out on insta and I hope you enjoy this episode!
June 30, 2019
Episode 17: To drink or not to drink
In this episode I talk about my relationship with drink and how it affects my mental illness. In today’s world, especially in Ireland it’s hard to socialise without drinking, I discuss what changes I’d like to see in the future! As per usual these opinions and advice stem from my own personal experience, nothing professional. Enjoy!
June 23, 2019
Episode 16: Coping with Change
In this episode I talk a little bit about my transition from Erasmus to life back home and how it is affecting me. Change can be so hard for someone with anxiety and it’s taking me longer to get back to my feet than I’d imagined but I’ll get there eventually. Hope you enjoy and as per usual look after yourselves kidz xo
June 16, 2019
Episode 15: Battle of the Body
In this weeks episode I talk all things self esteem. How I think social media has warped our perception of beauty and how I’m trying to deal with not being the most confident in my body.
May 26, 2019
Episode 14: Social Media Strugglezz
This weeks episode is all about social media. Social media can be a scary place when you’re feeling down, it can also be a place that can lead you to that down place. It’s important to make your social media accounts a safe, positive place for you. All feedback and suggestions are so appreciated and as per usual look after yourselves kidzz xo
May 19, 2019
Episode 13: Down Days
This episode is just a little update of how I've been doing the past week. I want to normalize the conversation of mental health as much as possible, and by sharing my most vulnerable moments I think that will encourage others. Not much else to say except for look after yourselves kidz xo
May 12, 2019
Episode 12: Green Ribbon Month
In this episode I talk all things about the Green Ribbon campaign by See Change. This is my third year being a See Change ambassador and I’m so proud and honoured to be involved with such an amazing organisation! You can get your free green ribbon in AIB branches, Irish rail stations, Boots stores and Eir Stores! Check out for more information and as per usual look after yourselves kidz xo
May 5, 2019
Episode 11: That First Conversation
TW - *mention of suicide* In this episode I talk all about that difficult first conversation of telling someone that you're struggling. Telling someone you’re not feeling well is really hard and can be quite daunting to so many. I talk about my advice and opinions on how to talk to someone and some of the resources at there. As I say normally, I’m not a professional, these are my personal opinions and advice stemming from my own experiences. As per usual look after yourselves and all feedback is appreciated xo
April 21, 2019
Episode 10: Overthinking about overthinking
This week I asked you guys what you wanted to hear and overthinking was a big request! I discuss what my followers say they overthink about and how I usually stop myself from overthinking. As per usual I’m not a professional, these are my own experiences, my own personal opinions and advice! Look after yourselves kidz xo
April 14, 2019
Episode 9: Bad days, Self Care and Tears.
In this weeks episode I talk all about self care, how I deal with my bad days and the importance of a good cry. Look after yourselves kidz xxx
April 7, 2019
Episode 8: Paranoia, Here we go again!
In this episode I talk about my experience with paranoia and how I’ve dealt with it throughout the years. Paranoia is a part of mental illness that you don’t hear about often but it’s important to highlight it! We need to let people know that they are not alone in their experiences. As per usual look after yourselves kidz xo
March 23, 2019
Episode 7: Panicking about Panic Attacks
In this episode I talk all about panic attacks, what they mean for me and how I deal with them. Panic attacks are nothing to be ashamed of and all you have to do is learn how to cope with them. As per usual look after yourselves kids xx
March 9, 2019
Episode 6: Male Mental Health
*TRIGGER WARNING* In this episode I talk about the epidemic that is male mental health and the stigma that lies around it. There is mentions of suicide in this episode so please refrain from listening if that can be a trigger for you at this time. As per usual, look after yourselves kids xx
March 3, 2019
Episode 5: Tackling Mental Health in College
In this episode I discuss different aspects of college and how they can affect your mental health. I talk about how I have dealt with different issues in college and I am doing so far! Much love always and look after yourselves kids xo
February 24, 2019
Episode 4: Accepting Anxiety
In this episode I talk about how important it is for me to accept my anxiety in order for me to live my life. It’s the little things that can make a difference
February 17, 2019
S1 E3: A Siblings Perspective
Trigger Warning!! Mentions of suicide/self harm. In this episode I talk to my sister Hannah about her experience with living with me during my mental health issues. Moral of the story is that your mental health should be your number one priority, you can’t look after others until you look after yourself. Apologies for our use of profanity, we get a lil too passionate!! my insta @alittlegail and my sisters is @hannahmcdonnell. My mams group on Facebook is called “Doing the best we can”, targeted for parents with children who suffer from mental health issues. Thanks for listening, Abigail x
February 10, 2019
S1 E2: My Journey so Far
In this episode I talk a little bit about my mental health journey so far, what I think about the system and how I’m doing now! Hope you enjoy, all feedback is appreciated! Abigail X
February 3, 2019
S1 E1: Starting the conversation
Introduction to my new podcast “alittlegail asks”. Let me know who’d you like to hear on the following episodes! P.S I realise I said “ a problem shared is a problem solved” I meant “halved” sorry!! Though in some ways, once you share a problem it can lead to the solution! See you next week, Abigail X
January 21, 2019
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