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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

# mental-health - Friday 14 June, 2019

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay

Merchants Quay said the research shows that homelessness can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person’s mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 May, 2019

From The42 Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore? Long Road Back

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

ITV to offer Love Island contestants minimum of 8 therapy sessions following new series

This comes after Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series, was found dead in London in March.

# mental-health - Monday 20 May, 2019

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

# mental-health - Friday 17 May, 2019

From The42 Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks Mental Health

Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks

Spurs defender went public with his mental health battle ahead of last year’s World Cup.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

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

# mental-health - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From The42 'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised' Closer Look

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

# mental-health - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From The42 'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel' Noggin

'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel'

Professional rugby players Conor and Kieran Joyce tell us why they formed Noggin Sport.

# mental-health - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From The42 'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues' Opening Up

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings

The hoodie debuted during London Fashion Week.

# mental-health - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The Daily Edge What little thing should you do for yourself to ease the Sunday Fear? Little Things

# mental-health - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

# mental-health - Monday 4 February, 2019

INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'

INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.

# mental-health - Saturday 2 February, 2019

A Dublin man has reached South America's highest peak, after being forced to turn back last year

Mahon is doing the climb to raise awareness for the mental health charity Grow

# mental-health - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Celebrities' refusal to associate with 2016 mental health initiative shows the strides we've since made Heads Together

# mental-health - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout

Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.

# mental-health - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Opinion: CBT and improv helped me to conquer my social anxiety (people-terror)

‘I’ve failed job interviews, turned down opportunities and ruined relationships because of anxiety’, writes Stephen Buggy.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The42 Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message Socceroos This post contains videos

Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message

Awer Mabil’s story is an interesting one – as is his unique goal celebration.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see' Not About The Bike

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

From The42 'Just don't give up': Finnegan living proof that there is always a better day ahead Mental Health

'Just don't give up': Finnegan living proof that there is always a better day ahead

Mick Finnegan has an invaluable tale to pass on to anyone struggling with mental health.

More than 80 patients in five years had to travel abroad for mental health services

The majority of these patients would have travelled to the UK for treatment in a residential setting.

# mental-health - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health First Fortnight This post contains videos

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health

Alan O’Mara is hosting a Real Talks discussion with members of the female Dublin All Ireland football as part of the First Fortnight mental health and arts festival.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From The42 'I am off work due to my mental health state': Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths clarifies absence Statement

'I am off work due to my mental health state': Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths clarifies absence

The Scotland international has taken a step away from football to address issues in his personal life.

# mental-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes Lough Ramor This post contains videos

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes

We went along with a youth group and some members of Inland Fisheries Ireland to see why these trips are important.

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

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

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

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

# mental-health - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the festive period

Christmas can be a stressful time. Here’s some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.

# mental-health - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend Pete Davidson

There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend

The comedian has spoken publicly about his struggles with mental health.

# mental-health - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

# mental-health - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

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