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# Depression

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2022
# Aware
Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
# Looking Back
Film highlights former Inter Milan footballer's struggles with depression
Martin Bengtsson hopes ‘TIGERS’ can help others going through similar problems.
# Struggles
'I became a self-harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly' - Kelly Holmes
The double Olympic champion says she suffered a breakdown in 2020.
# Mental Health
Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.
# pain
'Robert was suffering from an illness that can hit anybody, whatever you do'
Author and journalist Ronald Reng reflects on the legacy of the late German goalkeeper.
# The Lancet
Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.
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# ESRI
A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study
The ESRI study shows that 22% of men and 32% of women aged 20 scored highly for symptoms of depression.
# Mental Health
'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.
# Nursing Homes
Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
Researchers found that one in seven staff reported thinking of ending their life.
# quarter glass of milk
'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’
# opening up
Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression
The player has started rehabilitation to improve his mental health after crashing his car into a coffee shop.
# Dilemma
'I thought: if I speak about my heart problems, no manager will want to sign me'
Mark O’Brien on the issues that marred his football career and the power of speaking out.
# long-term effects
Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn
The Psychological Society of Ireland has said that young people are being badly affected by the pandemic.
# Mental Health
Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds
The findings were the first published from Eurofound’s living, working and Covid-19 online survey.
# problems
Teen sensation Gauff suffered depression before Wimbledon breakthrough
The US star she struggled with her mental health after being constantly touted as the sport’s next big thing.
# Speaking out
Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression
The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.
# doubt
'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself'
Former Ireland international Noel Hunt on the challenges of dealing with fans’ abuse.
# Speaking out
Man United star James urges more people to open up on mental health issues
The Welsh attacker has battled issues of his own and is using his experiences to help others in similar situations.
# My World Survey
Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.
# Courts
Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity
The jury spent 54 minutes deliberating today before delivering a unanimous verdict.
# Courts
Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears
The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.
# Mental Health
'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.
# Depression
Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts
Data for 2014 shows that 4% of Europeans aged 15-24 were chronically depressed.
# Health Research Board
A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression
Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.
# RIP
Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family
“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.
# Looking Forward
'My phone would not stop lighting up. People reached out that were going through an extremely difficult time'
Dublin footballer Shane Carthy wrote a moving blog post about his experience with depression before Christmas.
# Mental Illness
'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression
The Italian goalkeeper says he once missed a match due to a panic attack.
# Research
Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.
# England
Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.
# Cheeky Girls
The Cheeky Girls reveal battle with anorexia, anxiety and depression at the height of their fame
The dynamic duo spoke out on the dark side of their fame.
# Looking Back
'I was literally contemplating: "Do I want to be here anymore? Do I want to be alive?'"
After a difficult few years, Mikey Drennan is back playing in the League of Ireland with Sligo.
# courage
'England are my salvation' - Tottenham's Danny Rose reveals battle with depression
The left-back has laid bare the personal struggles that have affected him deeply since suffering a knee injury at the start of 2017.
# dwayne johnson
Dwayne Johnson has been speaking why it was important for him to open up about his own battle with depression
He was speaking on the Lorraine show earlier.
# Fertility
Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples
The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.
# Tick tock
Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression
The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.
# RIP
'You never know what battle someone is going through': Tributes paid to Verne Troyer
The actor has died at the age of 49.
# The Cow Book
'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves
“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”
# Mental Health
Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn
Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.
# drivers for change
Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress
Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.
# Road To Recovery
Suicide survivor Kevin Hines: 'Don't silence the pain. You can get past it, one day at a time'
Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. Now, he travels the world sharing his inspirational story.