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#Mental Health Services

# mental-health-services - This year 2022

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,240 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

# mental-health-services - Last year 2021

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020

Dec 30th 2021, 11:02 AM 14,709 Views 8 Comments

The Mental Health Commission has said that there is no therapeutic benefit to restraints.

# mental-health-services - All time

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'
# World Suicide Prevention Day
# World Suicide Prevention Day

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'

Sep 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 37,120 Views 23 Comments

On World Suicide Prevention Day our reader details her struggles and experience of the Irish mental health services.

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
# One-stop Shop
# One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

Oct 13th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,586 Views 14 Comments

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:03 PM 5,877 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,068 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

HSE spend on agency staff in mental health services rose €38m in last four years
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

HSE spend on agency staff in mental health services rose €38m in last four years

Sep 30th 2018, 12:22 PM 8,166 Views 19 Comments

Close to €13 million was spent in the first three months of this year on agency staff.

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

Jul 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,939 Views 19 Comments

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled
# Assessment
# Assessment

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled

Sep 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,110 Views 18 Comments

Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told

Sep 27th 2017, 8:17 PM 10,393 Views 25 Comments

There are 6,000 children waiting for primary care psychology appointments, the Dáil was told today.

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'
# Take Action
# Take Action

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 6,682 Views 8 Comments

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'
# Failings
# Failings

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'

Sep 5th 2017, 7:59 PM 17,116 Views 17 Comments

A report was was commissioned into the services after allegations of sexual exploitation at one of its facilities.

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'

Aug 16th 2017, 6:40 AM 7,696 Views 18 Comments

If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'

May 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 71,129 Views 56 Comments

An emotive letter from a concerned mother was read in the Dail today by Independent TD Mick Wallace.

Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis

May 15th 2016, 7:30 AM 43,975 Views 31 Comments

TheJournal.ie speaks to three young people living with mental health conditions.

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

Apr 27th 2016, 3:28 AM 101,924 Views 65 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

Report that mental health funding to be diverted to "more politically sensitive" areas condemned
# Diversionary Tactic
# Diversionary Tactic

Report that mental health funding to be diverted to "more politically sensitive" areas condemned

Apr 18th 2016, 2:22 PM 15,010 Views 32 Comments

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and Mental Health Reform have expressed their “dismay”.

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:55 AM 12,658 Views 17 Comments

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill
# GP Care
# GP Care

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill

Jun 15th 2015, 9:48 AM 21,725 Views 42 Comments

There has been an office in place to administer the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive since February.

Mental health facility still unsuitable after €1.2 million refurbishment
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Mental health facility still unsuitable after €1.2 million refurbishment

Apr 16th 2015, 4:22 PM 11,948 Views 10 Comments

An area of University Hospital Waterford was found to have “no seating area, no dining facility and no walkabout space”.

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'
# Funding
# Funding

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'

Nov 29th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,995 Views 73 Comments

The Mental Health Minister said occasionally wards would be full when beds were free.

Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks

Oct 31st 2014, 9:35 AM 12,075 Views 22 Comments

There was a vacancy in a children’s ward, but staff were unaware of it.

'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health

Oct 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,747 Views 14 Comments

The pop-up radio station is live all this week.

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?
# Causes
# Causes

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?

Sep 30th 2014, 6:50 AM 3,361 Views 4 Comments

A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

Jun 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 3,831 Views 4 Comments

The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users
# Outreach
# Outreach

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

Dec 25th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,044 Views 3 Comments

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression

Oct 18th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,950 Views 29 Comments

The survey showed 34 per cent believe they had been avoided or shunned because of their mental health problems.

Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD

Apr 25th 2012, 6:47 PM 3,657 Views 41 Comments

Suicidology organisation’s president and TD does concede that high rate of suicide among unemployed linked to those with psychiatric illness being less likely to have a job.

Column: Mentally ill patients don’t deserve to be locked up
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Mentally ill patients don’t deserve to be locked up

Aug 5th 2011, 7:33 AM 63 Views 2 Comments

Locking people alone in rooms isn’t a treatment for mental illness – so why are we still doing it, asks Orla Barry of Mental Health Reform.

HSE's €103m budget overrun
# Health Fail
# Health Fail

HSE's €103m budget overrun

Sep 9th 2010, 5:10 PM 714 Views 1 Comment

Highest portion budget deficit recorded at HSE West.

Mental health services in freefall
# HSE Fail
# HSE Fail

Mental health services in freefall

Aug 11th 2010, 1:43 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.