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    Rocket Man Rocket Man is offline

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    John McCarthy, Mad Pride founder, has died.

    John McCarthy, mental health campaigner and founder of Mad Pride has died.
    He was a truely inspiring individual who spoke movingly about his illness in this interview last year.
    Life and love - The Human Condition - Cork Independent
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    I hope this man gets the recognition he deserves for the work he has done.

    Speaking up for "mad" people is not popular, sexy, or hip. Most people pretend they don't hear.
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    As someone who has a brother in the mental health system, I'm sad to hear of his passing. May he Rest in Peace.
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    That's shocking news. A giant if ever there was one. RIP.
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    Very sad news about a great man.
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    Very sad to hear this, heard him several times on the radio, he really gave you an insight into mental illness. I recall a long interview he did on Newstalk, some time back and it really helped me appreciate more and understand somewhat this terrible illness that effects so many in this country.

    A courageous and remarkable man, may he not be forgotten.

    RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    John McCarthy, mental health campaigner and founder of Mad Pride has died.
    He was a truely inspiring individual who spoke movingly about his illness in this interview last year.
    Life and love - The Human Condition - Cork Independent
    Terrible sad news, I am so very saddened to hear this, my condolences go out to his wife and family. He was a wonderful person, so full of courage and hope, always willing to help the next person. He will be very sadly missed.
    May he Rest in Peace.

    http://socialbits.net/blog/john-mcca...pride-ireland/
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    Along with Mary Raftery we have lost two brave and independent minds today. RIP. The fact that Bertie and Harney are still creeping around somewhere may well lead on e to question the existence of God.
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    Very sad news indeed. A couragous man.
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    A good and brave man. I hope that his end was a peaceful one. Sympathies to those who loved him.
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