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# Depression

All time
Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't'
When my depression was at its worst, I used to dread Christmas, writes Abigail McDonnell.
# Interview
'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone'
All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Nicole Owens talks to The42 about her experience with depression and her 2017 season with the Dublin Ladies.
# international men's day
'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression'
Mike Bartlett is just one of the many Irish men who received mental health support from the Mojo initiative.
# Hope
'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide
“I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him.”
# Depression
'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'
Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.
# Concern
Athletes who suffer concussion more likely to report mental health issues after their careers
Ireland was one of the eight countries to take part in the research.
# Turn2MeYouth
'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers
Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.
# Mental Health
Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'
Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.
# Feeling Blue
The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood
“This algorithm can sometimes detect depression before a clinical diagnosis is made.”
# Mental Health
Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness
Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.
# Research
Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.
'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'
Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.
# mind yourself
Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you
Headline Ireland named as its Voice 2017 recipient for highlighting mental health experiences.
# Depression
'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts
They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.
# Caring
'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.
'I used to hold everything back. My shyness triggered depression and nearly killed me'
For some people, shyness can lead to social anxiety and crippling depression, writes Brian Strahan.
# New Study
Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality
Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.
# 'boxer' moran
'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression
Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran described his struggles in an emotional Late Late Show interview.
Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'
If someone hadn’t noticed me, I would not be writing these words today, writes Neil Kelders.
Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'
Mental health issues are still not really understood by our society, writes Siobhán Brady.
Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'
We have a long way to go in this country when it comes to our approach to mental health matters, writes Jen Ronan.
# Enigmatic
‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'
Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.
# Honest
'I tried to kill myself several times': Ricky Hatton opens up about battle with depression
The former boxer has urged boxing authorities to provide help for fighters.
Cavan Footballer Alan O'Mara on Depression: 'Why couldn’t I enjoy my Christmas?'
We can all save a life by talking more about mental health, writes Alan O’Mara.
# Depression
Ex-Arsenal defender Eboue contemplated suicide during Fifa ban
The star has opened up about his struggle to cope with his suspension from football.
# lurkers
It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research
People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.
Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'
Depression is, by its very nature, an inward-looking thing, talking to other people, opening up about what you are going through can only be helpful, writes Úna-Minh Kavanagh.
# Psychedelics
'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients
A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.
# Pregnancy
Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study
A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.
# Men's Shed
"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"
Men’s Sheds have grown hugely in popularity in Ireland as safe, inclusive community spaces for men to go to.
# Tough Times
John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"
John Connors talks about mental health, bare-knuckle boxing and Love/Hate.
# Mental Health
Depression the reason behind retirement, not my knee, says ex-Wales back row Powell
‘It was tough but I’ve made the decision and it’s a lot of weight off my shoulders,’ says the Lions tourist.
# keep-well trial
Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment
The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.
'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'
Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.
# Social Mood
Study finds a way of telling if you're depressed by what Instagram filter you use
The study used data such as colour tones and facial analysis from 166 Instagram users.
# Mental Health
Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.
# Breakup
'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland
Although divorced people accounted for only 4% of all psychiatric admissions, they had the highest rate compared to married or single people.
# reflections
Gary Speed in Williams' thoughts ahead of Euro 2016 semi
The Dragons captain and boss Chris Coleman paid tribute to the nation’s former boss.
'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'
Natalie Marr looks at the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health problems
# Mental Health
Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression
New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.