Media

The Importance Of Spreading My Message

 

When I first decided to write my blog and share my message with as many outlets as possible. Someone asked me a really valid question: 'Why are you sharing your story?, Who is it for?' My reply - 'I want to help as many people as possible (In my head - I am going to save the world) This person made a valid point, 'you need to do this for you first of all', to make sure you are comfortable and ready for this'. How true this was!


The last thing you want to do when you have mental health problems is share. You want to stay hidden away from the world, you want it to be as if you don't exist, yet you want to be able to exist. I have put my heart and life on my sleeve for all to see, hear and observe. I don't hide anymore, I want to be as raw and honest as I can. My views are my own, originating from personal experiences, interactions with others and analysis of others writings.


 

Articles for Newspapers

Neil has written for some of Ireland's leading newspapers including The Irish Times, The Examiner, Journal.ie and several local and regional papers. He has written on depression, anxiety and his own personal mental health problems.

Neil has written for some of Ireland's leading newspapers including The Irish Times, The Examiner, Journal.ie and several local and regional papers. He has written on depression, anxiety and his own personal mental health problems.

 

 

TV and documentaries

Neil has featured on a European lead documentary highlighting his story and the role physical exercise played in his recovery. Neil has also developed his own unique TV idea around Mental Health and is currently in talks with a production company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio

Neil has chatted to presenters on both National (RTE Radio 1 and Spin 103) and Regional stations on matters such as mental health, physical health and nutrition.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog
 

Neil started his blog in 2015. His hard hitting posts have allowed others to open up about their own mental health problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Neil decided it was time to release his podcast 'Neil Kelders' 'Back on Track'. To his surprise his first episode had 800 listens.

What Neil's audience have Said:

  • Unbelievably raw and powerful podcast 'life is hard when you're doing it alone'. Neil shares his story and promotes the importance of talking/exercise and to live your life your own way! This man is an inspiration.
    Megan Ni Raghallaigh
    Podcast listener
  • Thanks for sharing this important and insightful article. Us men, we struggle on manfully, demonstrating a heroic fortitude in the process, then we discover there was no need for such a stoical approach in the first instance. This is the importance of your message - opening up and sharing is key. Exposing vulnerability is still one of the toughest things a man can do. Thanks again.
    Jack Cassady
    Irish Times reader