Articles tagged with: emma norris


    06 February 2017
    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...

    24 November 2016
    Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

    Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

    AWARE volunteer Emma Norris has always been open about her experience of depression. Earlier this year, Emma was too unwell to celebrate her 18th birthday and instead decided to mark the occasion with 18 of her friends by participating in the AWARE Mood Walk. Emma has been shortlisted...

    19 August 2016
    Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

    Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

    Former Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School pupil, Emma Norris received excellent results in her A Levels despite missing six weeks of school due to depression. Emma was in her final year of school and studying for her important A Level exams when she came out of school for six weeks to help recover...

    12 June 2016
    Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

    Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

    A Belfast teenager undergoing treatment for depression, will be celebrating her 18th birthday with 18 of her friends at the Belfast AWARE Mood Walk. Emma Norris, who actually turned 18 in March this year, was unfortunately too unwell to celebrate her birthday at the time. So instead the 18...

    16 May 2016
    Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

    Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

    An online video on how to talk to someone with depression made by an 18-year-old Belfast woman who has suffered from the illness has really made an impact with over 1,000 views in less than three days. Emma Norris decided to tell her story to help educate and inform people about how to talk to...