'It Got So Bad, I Was House-Bound At One Point' - New Offaly Councillor Opens Up About Anxiety

Claire Murray received a diagnosis a number of years ago.

'It got so bad, I was house-bound at one point.'

Newly-elected Offaly Councillor Claire Murray is opening up after being diagnosed with Anxiety a number of years ago.

Ms. Murray says she had her first panic attack in her early 20s, and found the diagnosis difficult to accept, but she's spent years overcoming it.

The Sinn Féin rep says people who are currently going through mental health struggles need to know there is light at the end of the tunnel:

This story includes references and discussions of Anxiety.

Details of organisations that may assist in relation to such issues can be found below:

  • Aware

    Freephone 1800 80 48 48, 10am to 10pm every day
    Email supportmail@aware.ie

  • Text About It

    Text About It
    Text About It's 24 hour text-line can be reached on 50808.
    Free-text HELLO to 50808 for an anonymous chat with a trained volunteer, any time.

  • Samaritans

    Freephone 116 123, any time, 24 hours a day
    Email jo@samaritans.ie


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