Saturday August 15, 2020

Coming out about our mental health

When Al Porter revealed on TV that he takes anti-depressants, he became the latest celebrity to come out of a surprisingly populated closet

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
20th November, 2016
Al Porter spoke powerfully live on RTE during the week about mental health

The hardest thing to admit to publicly in Ireland in 2016 is not being gay, transgender or bisexual. No. The hardest thing to admit to publicly in Ireland in 2016 is that you suffer from a mental health problem.

That’s the conclusion you may well have come to if you were watching television on Wednesday night, when the young comedian Al Porter had no problems casually mentioning as an aside that he was gay, but then, at...

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