by Lucy Fitzgerald
May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help and high profile individuals shared their personal battles with depression. A month-long Green Ribbon campaign encouraged Irish people to openly discuss mental health and major events were held around the country raising vital funds for mental health organizations. Despite this attention, the government’s reluctance to face up to Ireland’s mental health crisis is evident in their €15 million cut to mental health services in recent years.
by Alexandra Marie Daniels
On Tuesday, August 5, The WIP is hosting the live Twitter chat #WomenCallAction: Missing Her POV from 10 am – 11 am PDT. Inspired by The WIP Feature Article #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media and the July 24 report released by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Tuesday’s Twitter chat is your opportunity to discuss the underrepresentation of women behind and in front of the camera.