Niall Breslin was just one of the many winners at last night's Irish Book Awards, however, his win signifies another step in normalising the rampant metal health issues in this country, and that's something for everyone to celebrate.
The man who seems to be singlehandedly changing Ireland's attitude to mental health issues, including depression and General Anxiety Disorder (which I'm all to familiar with), took home the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year award for Me and My Mate Jeffrey. He's also blazing a trail thanks to his Ironmind documentary currently airing on Sunday nights on RTE 2 (you can catch a repeat this Friday, or it's on their player)
Girlfriend Roz Purcell was among the first to congratulate him on his win...
— Rozanna Purcell (@RozannaPurcell) November 25, 2015
— Dr. Eddie Murphy (@dreddiemurphy) November 25, 2015
— Laura (@laurabTW60) November 25, 2015
Other winners last night include Joe Duffy's Children of The Rising (National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year); Susan Jane White (pictured above) The Virtuous Tart (Avonmore Cookbook of the Year); Anne Enright's The Green Road (Eason Novel of the Year); and The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty (Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year).