Kathleen is currently working on a memoir, Twice Lost, which is about the devastating effects untreated mental illness has on a family. It's also about how she visited Ireland, home of her ancestors, after her husband's death and how a chance encounter in County Leitrim changed her life forever. The warmth and kindness of the people of Ireland would help to heal her broken heart.
Kathleen deeply cares about mental health reform in America and mental health awareness in Ireland.
Enjoy these videos and images of watching Ireland's most famous dolphin Fungie on National Dolphin Day 2018.
Visiting the town where my grandmother was born, I met my cousin Dolores for the first time. She looked at me and said "You're ours. You're one of ours." That was powerful for me and it was just what I needed at that time.
Untreated mental illness and how it brought chaos to my Irish American New Jersey home.
Stories from an unconventional lucky life, from an orphanage to fighting and surviving World War II.
The grief and joy of being reunited one day – a cousin’s tragic death in the Vietnam War.
Sinead O’Connor’s public experience of mental illness is a glimpse of what millions of people around the world also feel and go through, often in secret.
Kathleen Maloney lost her husband Joe to cancer when he was 52, but he had been consumed by untreated mental illness years earlier. Now it's Maloney's mission to encourage people to talk openly and support those who are struggling.
He saw the bright side of every situation. As I got older and learned the story of his childhood and the adversities he'd faced, I was more impressed by his positive attitude.
Perfect spots and peaceful moments that make Ireland a little piece of magic for this regular visitor.
“The people of Ireland looked after me… They were supportive and loving and they welcomed me home like an old friend.”