Later, she got a job with ‘Shine’ a mental health support group and having trained with them, worked with the organisation for 18 years.
“I learned about recovery, not just medication. I learned to focus on wellness. That’s not something they offer you in the psychiatric services. It’s all about the drugs.”
Mary told the Limerick Post “I love my life now. I walk and cycle, I meditate and do yoga.
“My life was all loneliness until I accessed peer support. But I had to find that for myself. There seems to be very little interest in that sort of therapy in the services.”