Author: James Keys

BELFAST, Northern Ireland—The stark white walls of Conflict Resolution Services Ireland were interrupted by a small, sooty stain right across from Jim Auld’s office. “Sorry for the mess here,” Auld said. He let out an irritated sigh. “We were bombed a couple of days ago.” Located on Falls Road, the epicenter of Irish nationalism in […]

BELFAST — The first thing to greet us in the Belfast train station was a large, white mental health awareness billboard asking “Are you Ok?” It was a significant departure from the kitschy green billboards that welcomed us to Dublin. Evidence of Belfast’s post-Troubles suicide epidemic that has claimed nearly 300 lives, this billboard was […]