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# Depression

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# Stigma
Some people are talking sense about depression after Andreas Lubitz headlines
“Many of the greatest, most responsible people have been depressives.”
How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act?
Ireland has exceptionally high rates of male suicide, but it’s being met with a wall of silence.
'Often it's the times when I most need support that I'm least able to talk'
Staying quiet about a mental health problem is the worst thing you can do, which is why a new campaign is being launched in out third level institutions.
Dr Eddie Murphy answers YOUR questions on mental health
You sent us some great questions, so let’s see what the expert had to say…
# It's Good to talk
Dr Eddie Murphy will be in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your mental health questions
Dr Murphy will take part in a LIVE Q&A on mental health at our offices tomorrow.
Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election
Mental health difficulties occur in every constituency, across every demographic. And it’s time proper attention was paid to the problem.
# Hope
Ryan Tubridy interview about depression stopped man about to take his own life
He wrote to Ryan Tubridy today to thank the show.
# Depression
86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years
There have been calls for specialised suicide prevention programmes in prisons.
'Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn't stop crying.'
It’s OK not to be OK. But you need to talk before it’s all too late, before you’ve broken hearts or – most importantly – broken yourself.
# North Pole Marathon
Cool runnings: Why Irishman Gary Seery is taking on one of the world's toughest marathons
The Dubliner is hoping to raise €42,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
'Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I'm going to fight for my life'
I’ve learned that this should not be a private illness. You cannot fight mental health problems on your own in your room with your back against the door.
# problems
'I was just spiralling, going deeper and deeper' - ex-Derry City star reveals depression battle
At his lowest ebb, Liam Coyle said he considered taking his own life.
Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?
Why do people develop mental illnesses? Why are some more susceptible that others? What treatment is best? There’s still so much we don’t know – and we really need to find out.
# Interview
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out over suicide attempt
The 35-year-old hopes to help others suffering from depression after revealing he attempted to take his own life in December.
# Mental Health
Shane Carthy's depression battle - 'I just had this constant dark shadow in my way'
Things are looking up for the Dublin player after a difficult time in 2014.
# Vulnerable
GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?
Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.
# Depression
Fears that deaths by suicide rose over Christmas period
Calls to Console’s helpline rose by one third over the festive season.
Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.
Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?
After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.
Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself
Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.
# littlethings
Why getting enough sleep is vital - and how to get it
All over the festive season, is bringing you little things to help keep your mental health in check.
# littlethings
Let's get physical - it will get you mentally fit this year too
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.
Opinion: My New Year's resolution? To no longer be ashamed.
This year, I have decided to try to no longer be ashamed of suffering from mental health problems.
# be kind to yourself
Feeling the New Year blues? These simple tips might help
This can be a painful time for many people but it might be a great opportunity for you to face your problems.
# littlethings
Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.
# littlethings
How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.
# littlethings
How your food is affecting your mood
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.
# littlethings
Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.
# calm on the surface
'No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree': Even paradise is no escape from mental illness
Sean Nee suffers from depression and anxiety. Some days are great, but on the bad days even the ideal surroundings cannot tip the scales.
“I should be looking forward to Christmas but it seems like a mountain I have to climb”
Christmas can be turned into more of an ordeal than a celebration due to loneliness, financial worries or relationship breakdowns.
Opinion: Messages like this shouldn't be given to patients – depression isn't an 'embarrassing problem'
I came across this poster just last week in a GP waiting room and have to admit I was shocked, and so incredibly disappointed.
# Bristol
Police find baby in search for missing newborn
Charlotte Bevan and her baby went missing earlier this week from a maternity hospital.
# Mental Health
John Mooney: 'I will do everything to make sure this illness doesn’t take me away from my future'
The Irish cricketer was diagnosed with depression almost three years ago.
# Mental Health
Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy
This could be great news for the HSE.
Opinion: We've seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.
I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.
# Depression
How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?
The government has been focusing its attention on cyberbullying after high profile teen suicides but one clinical psychologist who works with troubled teens said it rarely contributes significantly.
# marian v marian
Marian Keyes says Marian Finucane pushed her on mental health in interview
The author appeared on Finucane’s show on Saturday.
# Mental Health
Murtough Ware: 'On the outside I seemed perfect, on the inside I was going through hell'
The Carlow footballer has opened up about his battle with borderline personality disorder, a battle that he continues to fight.
Column: If long winter months fill you with dread, don't suffer in silence
For most people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder, the symptoms will typically start in the autumn and continue into the winter months.
Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall
I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.