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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres

The commission took 40 enforcement actions against 31 centres which were non-compliant last year.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions

The number of contacts to doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

# mental-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

# mental-health - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

# mental-health - Friday 29 May, 2020

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.

# mental-health - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

# mental-health - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

# mental-health - Monday 18 May, 2020

Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end

The cash will be on top of the €2.03 million Pieta House already receives from the State

# mental-health - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

# mental-health - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'Dramatic increase' in admissions to Dublin mental health hospital in last month

Acute work-related stress has also seen a number of healthcare workers being admitted to Saint John Of God Hospital.

# mental-health - Monday 11 May, 2020

Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging'

Up to one in five women experience mental health difficulties in pregnancy or after birth.

# mental-health - Friday 1 May, 2020

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'

Ciara Wright of The Wellness Crew says burnout will be of concern for frontline workers in the coming months. She offers some help.

# mental-health - Monday 27 April, 2020

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.

# mental-health - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

# mental-health - Friday 24 April, 2020

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?

The current situation is very difficult for a lot of people.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children

The findings were made as part of a new study into how Ireland is coping with Covid-19.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with

# mental-health - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 April, 2020

From The42 'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain' Interview

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

From The42 Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn Concern

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

# mental-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 27 March, 2020

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# mental-health - Monday 16 March, 2020

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak

The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

# mental-health - Thursday 23 January, 2020

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone' Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# mental-health - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2019

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# mental-health - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

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