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Author Caitlin Moran has joined Independent News & Media’s ‘Mind Yourself’ campaign as a Mind Yourself Mentor.

She is one of a host of well-known personalities who will be telling readers how they look after their mental wellbeing during Mind Yourself Week (October 6th - October 13th).

Moran reveals how smoking marijuana while she was suffering from anxiety as a teenager eventually led to panic attacks, before sharing the strategies that helped her overcome the symptoms. 

The Mind Yourself series is a mental wellbeing campaign that will give Independent News & Media readers the tools to deal with stress, calm anxiety and cope during crises.

The series aims to get people thinking and talking about their mental health in the same way that they address their physical health.

Moran will be joined by other Mind Yourself mentors such as George Hook, Eileen Dunne and Maia Dunphy who will also be sharing tips on how they mind their minds.

 The series starts tomorrow in the Sunday Independent's ‘Review’ section with a compelling essay by Eoghan Harris who writes about winning his battle against manic depression.

While on Monday, in ‘Health & Living’, Patricia Casey will be asking ‘what are the markers of good mental health?’ and David Coleman will be sharing his tips on looking after the mental wellbeing of our children.

The series runs in all sections of the Irish Independent from Monday October 7 until Saturday October 12; from Monday to Friday in the ‘Herald’ and concludes in the Sunday Independent’s ‘LIFE’ magazine on Sunday October 13.

Join us during Mind Yourself Week for practical advice, groundbreaking reports from a team of experts and more videos from our Mind Yourself Mentors. 

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