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#Loneliness

# loneliness - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,036 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# loneliness - Friday 29 May, 2020

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds

May 29th 2020, 1:52 PM 39,184 Views 59 Comments

The findings were the first published from Eurofound’s living, working and Covid-19 online survey.

# loneliness - Monday 21 October, 2019

One-third of Irish adults over 50 report feeling lonely at least some of the time
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

One-third of Irish adults over 50 report feeling lonely at least some of the time

Oct 21st 2019, 10:29 AM 13,088 Views 20 Comments

The report will be launched today by researchers at Trinity College Dublin.

# loneliness - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

Apr 17th 2019, 8:08 PM 21,363 Views 21 Comments

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

# loneliness - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,862 Views 1 Comment

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

# loneliness - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why we need a minister with responsibility for loneliness
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why we need a minister with responsibility for loneliness

Dec 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,692 Views 28 Comments

In the most interconnected period in history people are lonelier than ever writes Senator and GP Keith Swanick.

# loneliness - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
# Sleep Deprivation
# Sleep Deprivation

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

Aug 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 28,069 Views 21 Comments

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

# loneliness - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together

Jul 15th 2018, 9:30 PM 27,993 Views 17 Comments

We visited John and Amy who have been taking part in the service.

# loneliness - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland
# Lonely
# Lonely

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,307 Views 18 Comments

Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

# loneliness - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'
# Isolation
# Isolation

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'

Mar 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,597 Views 31 Comments

We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.

# loneliness - Friday 26 January, 2018

Poll: Should Ireland have a minister for loneliness?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a minister for loneliness?

Jan 26th 2018, 9:29 AM 19,739 Views 82 Comments

The UK recently appointed a minister for that position.

Despite all our new communication modes, people are lonelier than ever
# Opinion
# Opinion

Despite all our new communication modes, people are lonelier than ever

Jan 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 32,495 Views 41 Comments

Loneliness is as prevalent in the young as it is in the old, it just manifests itself differently, writes Dr Keith Swanick.

# loneliness - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

Jan 18th 2018, 9:04 AM 17,436 Views 50 Comments

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# loneliness - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone
# Join In
# Join In

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

Dec 24th 2017, 11:00 AM 15,283 Views 27 Comments

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

# loneliness - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Dec 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 12,249 Views 1 Comment

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# loneliness - Sunday 20 December, 2015

It's very Irish to be ashamed if you don’t stumble upon love by some act of serendipity
# Lonely This Christmas
# Lonely This Christmas

It's very Irish to be ashamed if you don’t stumble upon love by some act of serendipity

Dec 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 622 Views 21 Comments

“Actually admitting that we would be happier in a relationship seems to be an emotional hot potato,” says Rena Maycock.

# loneliness - Saturday 19 December, 2015

A woman reached out to a lonely Daily Mail commenter and something wonderful happened
# Lovely
From The Daily Edge
# Lovely

A woman reached out to a lonely Daily Mail commenter and something wonderful happened

Dec 19th 2015, 10:51 AM 11,873 Views 2 Comments

Prepare to have your heart warmed.

# loneliness - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose
# Opinion
# Opinion

Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 118 Views 84 Comments

Social media keeps us connected to each another but disconnected from the truth.

# loneliness - Monday 22 June, 2015

It's a jungle out there – how do you date successfully in modern Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's a jungle out there – how do you date successfully in modern Ireland?

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:45 AM 1,849 Views 29 Comments

The rules of engagement for dating, both in Ireland and around the world, have changed.

# loneliness - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety
# Turn2Me
# Turn2Me

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Jun 14th 2015, 8:40 AM 15,306 Views 4 Comments

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

# loneliness - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Fears that deaths by suicide rose over Christmas period
# Depression
# Depression

Fears that deaths by suicide rose over Christmas period

Jan 20th 2015, 4:05 PM 9,403 Views 12 Comments

Calls to Console’s helpline rose by one third over the festive season.

# loneliness - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland
# Understanding Our World
# Understanding Our World

Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland

Jan 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 407 Views 199 Comments

Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.

# loneliness - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?

Jan 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 622 Views 8 Comments

Hoarding is far from rare, and yet it remains largely misunderstood.

# loneliness - Thursday 25 December, 2014

If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen
# Christmas
# Christmas

If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen

Dec 25th 2014, 9:45 AM 6,891 Views 8 Comments

Christmas can be the worst time of the year for some – but there is help out there.

# loneliness - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do
# Heartache
# Heartache

Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do

Dec 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 57 Views 12 Comments

Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.

# loneliness - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year

Dec 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 373 Views 5 Comments

Spare a thought for those who will be on their own over the holiday period – this can be one of the worst times of the year.

# loneliness - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health
# World Mental Health Day
# World Mental Health Day

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health

Oct 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 143 Views 10 Comments

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

# loneliness - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not
# Self Esteem
# Self Esteem

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not

May 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,817 Views 26 Comments

In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.

# loneliness - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others

Apr 15th 2014, 6:00 AM 6,732 Views 15 Comments

Over 2,000 people have called Senior Help Line in the first three months of this year.

# loneliness - Monday 17 February, 2014

Loneliness is a health risk for the elderly
# Early Death
# Early Death

Loneliness is a health risk for the elderly

Feb 17th 2014, 11:08 AM 6,420 Views 11 Comments

Loneliness has twice the impact of obesity on premature death.

# loneliness - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline

Jan 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 8,129 Views 17 Comments

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# loneliness - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today?

Dec 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 6,253 Views 19 Comments

On Christmas Day, is there someone outside the family that you’ll be checking in on?

Christmas can 'heighten feelings of loneliness and despair'
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

Christmas can 'heighten feelings of loneliness and despair'

Dec 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,163 Views 10 Comments

If you need to talk, there are people who want to listen.

# loneliness - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: For many this Christmas, loneliness will turn the minutes into hours
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For many this Christmas, loneliness will turn the minutes into hours

Dec 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 53 Views 33 Comments

It has been a brutal, punishing year for many people across this country. As we enter a new year, let’s focus on one another again and take the responsibility to lead others through this darkness and out the other side, writes Gareth O’Callaghan.

# loneliness - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.
# Column
# Column

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 765 Views 14 Comments

Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.

# loneliness - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added thumbs up (and down)
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added thumbs up (and down)

May 16th 2013, 7:02 PM 6,753 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# loneliness - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,044 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# loneliness - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 68 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# loneliness - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns
# Christmas
# Christmas

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:06 PM 1,966 Views 7 Comments

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.