THE LIFE MOST WORTH SAVING IS YOUR OWN –
Jan. 20, 2023 – “If you’re struggling with or worried about alcohol I PROMISE you that recovery is possible, that you’ve nothing to lose but your shame.” The Limerick native has been open about her journey to sobriety in the past, revealing to Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in 2017: “As my addiction got worse so did my denial. “Alcohol was the love of my life; it was my best friend.”
She also opened up about her battle with depression at the same time, saying it started “suddenly.” “I was at a barbecue one Sunday afternoon and I started to feel intense anxiety and I couldn’t understand it.
“Everything inside me started to speed up. I started to feel like I was dreaming that the people I was talking to weren’t real.
“It got worse and worse … I had never experienced anything like it. I stopped being able to sleep. I stopped being able to eat. I couldn’t have conversations.”