Why We Feel More Anxious, Stressed and Overwhelmed Than Ever

Available at local bookshops and HERE

Stella’s new book moves beyond parenting books to general self-help and explores the reasons why so many people feel more anxious, overwhelmed and stressed than ever. The way that we are encouraged to emphasise our emotions, often causing more harm than good, and how we are misreading mental health messages is also scrutinised. With a particular interest in the rising levels of anxiety, she shows us how our increasingly perfectionist and materialistic society has created a society shallow and toxic that is high on expectation and low on satisfaction.

After examining why and how we feel so overwhelmed and anxious, the second half of the book focuses on tapping into our inner strength so that we can learn to stop giving our power away. More than anything, this book, with a series of simple thinking tools, helps the reader to move forward to a place where they can experience challenges to their mental health and yet feel adequately empowered to address their issues. Released by Gill Books, here is a link to a blog post on Gill Books, which extracts a little bit of chapter 5. READ MORE HERE


The Telegraph, 16/04/2019: 'There’s a power in being fragile now. You get attention and status from it' Discussing how we need turn the word ‘strong’ back into a compliment

Sunday Business Post Magazine, 07/04/2019: ‘Careering towards an early grave’ Work-related anxiety is an epidemic that is plundering our mental health and, in some cases, endangering our very lives. Here, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley shows how to get off the bandwagon

Offaly Independent, 04/04/2019: ‘Mundy to launch Birr author's book on anxiety’

Irish Independent, 01/04/2019: The 'anxious well': What can we do to confront our anxiety and begin to reduce it? Interview with Emily Hourican.

listen back

The Late Lunch, LMFM, 02/05/19: Talking to Gerry Kelly about ‘Fragile’ and anxiety, its causes and how to deal with it LISTEN HERE

The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM, 12/04/2019: Why We're More Anxious, And What We Can Do About It’ LISTEN HERE

The Ray Darcy Show, RTE Radio 1, 10/04/2019: ‘Fragile - Stella O'Malley’ Talking to Ray about anxiety has been described as the epidemic of our generation and it is now the most common mental illness in Ireland. Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley is looking at why we feel more anxious, stressed and overwhelmed and what we can do about it. LISTEN HERE

Lunchtime Live, Newstalk, 08/04/2019: Talking about new book ‘Fragile’ LISTEN HERE


On the TV

This Morning, ITV, Thursday, 18/04/2019: Could we actually increase levels of anxiety by being so open about our mental health? Giving my thoughts on this and other questions.


Ireland AM, Wednesday, 17/04/2019: On the couch talking about ‘Fragile’