The Rubberbandits’ mental health ‘guide’ has everyone talking today

With the General Election taking place this Friday February 26, taxpayers are taking their last chance to air their feelings on certain important issues.

Chief among these is mental health, and specifically the issue of Ireland's guilt-heavy culture around anxiety and depression.

The Rubberbandits voiced their opinions just that problem last night, during a sketch on Des Bishop's RTÉ Election Special.

The Rubberbandits guide to mental health.

The Rubberbandits guide to Mental Health. #GE2016 . Originally shown on Des Bishops election special.

Posted by Rubberbandits on Monday, 22 February 2016

What started out as an off-the-wall p*sstake of Gerry Adams, Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin through the world of Blindboy's dreams soon turned into a very astute observation about mental health, anxiety, Catholic guilt and the Irish culture of bottling up our emotions.

"We still punish ourselves – especially young men. The fear of talking to a therapist carries with a label of being 'bad' or 'broken'," said Blindboy. 

"We treat counselling like it's some big dirty secret."

Unsurprisingly, the video got a huge reaction online:

Fair play to the lads for highlighting a very important issue in Irish society,

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