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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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
Episode 3: 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
Episode 2: 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
Episode 1: 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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