July 17, 2024

a charity to improve Ireland’s mental health

Don’t make jokes. I’ve met most of the guest hosts in person. 🙂

YouTube player

Until recently, if I wanted to help promote something like this I would feature it on my channel. But YouTube has made so many ‘improvements’ that my channel barely exists anymore. It certainly can’t be used to feature anyone else’s videos on occasion. You will be upgraded or you will be deleted. So I’ll just have to promote this charity here.

10 thoughts on “a charity to improve Ireland’s mental health

  1. I just got back to the States from Ireland, and the first thing I thought when I saw the blog title was how, all over the protective barriers at the Cliffs of Moher, there are signs that say “Need someone to talk to?” with the number for the Samaritans, right next to the fall-warning signs. I can see how a largely un-patrolled (and unpatrollable -new word?) 700-foot drop would be a magnet for suicide attempts.

    I stayed in Doolin, one of the closest towns to the Cliffs, and was talking to a local man about the length of days and how it must be tough in winter for those who “need” sunlight. Although he didn’t know the numbers, he believed that the Cliffs saw an increase in jump in winter time, when they only get a few hours of sunlight a day. It’s the trade-off they get for having sunsets at nearly 11-pm in the summer, something I totally wasn’t used to.

    I haven’t watched the video yet (situation doesn’t permit it), so I have no idea how off-topic my comment is, but I apologize in advance if it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

    By the way: Just off the Coast of Doolin/The Cliffs are the Aron Islands. They must be huge fans of your work if they named their humble little island chain (and Aron Sweaters) after you.

  2. This isn’t all that pertinent, but… does anyone know the artist/band playing in that promo?

  3. The band is ‘Big Country’. The song is ‘Fields of Fire’, often referred to as 400 miles because it’s the only memorable phrase in the lyrics. Hard to be sure though as everything they ever did sounded the same.

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  8. Aron,

    I was confused about your comment re YouTube.

    All channels have now been upgraded to the the new [so must be better] design, including yours.

    Your YouTube channel has over 80,000 subs, has grown by 8,000 subs this year and 2,000 in the last month.

    [all stats via socialblade]

    You are averaging close on 6,000 video views per day (hint: I have only two videos with lifetime views above that number – both I think down to you)

    A video on your YouTube channel would still reach more people in a day than most atheists could ever hope to reach through their own YouTube channels.

    I hope that you reconsider abandoning YouTube. A good new atheist channel would receive a massive boost were you simply to mirror a video on yours.

    Just think what would happen if all the Old Guard mirrored just one video a month.

    None of use have to like where YouTube is going – but it is surely down to us to make the best fist of what is still the only serious game in town for sharing video content.



  9. Hi, I think that I saw you visited my website so I came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

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