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# Mental Health

Last week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
'My son is not there anymore': How young people with psychosis are falling through the cracks
The earlier a person’s symptoms are treated, the better the outcome – but many people with psychosis or schizophrenia struggle to get access to care.
Karin Kenny believes her son Kielan's life would be very different if he had received early intervention for psychosis
He was previously in school but now needs full-time care and experiences weeks-long psychotic episodes
A new series by The Journal and Noteworthy will explore access to services for young people who experience psychosis
Last month
February 2024
Niamh O'Reilly: I looked around the rage room I'd just trashed and had the urge to tidy up
Interview: TD Gary Gannon opens up about mental health and his recent ADHD diagnosis
The Dublin Central TD said he is frustrated that others in Ireland are not able to access the same supports that have been available to him.
St John of God services to be transferred to HSE unless extra funding is granted
The SJOG board is due to meet today to discuss its €32.5 million deficit.
SJOG is one of the biggest providers of intellectual disability and mental health services in the country
Staff have been informed that, unless extra funding is received, the process of transferring services will begin
The board said they are "doing all in our power to prevent this eventuality" but are running out of options
This year
2024
Overhaul of mental health law which 'deprives people of liberty' may not happen before election
The long-awaited Mental Health Amendment Bill would bring about the largest overhaul of the State’s mental health laws in decades.
Mental Health Reform said the protracted delay in publishing the Mental Health Amendment Bill is "completely unacceptable"
The proposed legislation would strengthen regulation around people consenting to the type of treatment they receive
Fiona Anderson, a long-time activist, said patients like her need to have a greater say in their treatment
Youth mental health service 'largely non-existent' and discrimination rife, Committee hears
Thierry Henry opens up about battling depression throughout career
Last year
2023
Therapist: Christmas is a time for giving – but not from an empty cup
Concerns that children will struggle to be seen by Louth mental health service over Christmas
One local GP said they are concerned that young people experiencing mental health issues will be impacted over the holidays.
Journal Media wins two Headline Awards for excellence in mental health journalism
Journalists from The Journal and crowdfunded-investigative platform Northworthy won awards recognising their work covering mental health issues.
'We are being failed': Travellers protest at Dáil over mental health crisis in their community
‘Drained and stressed’ Ronnie O’Sullivan withdraws from Champion of Champions
'Very traumatised' refugees not getting mental health support, experts warn
Nobody under 18 has access to early intervention psychosis services
Lack of regulation in mental health sector 'wouldn't happen in any other walk of life'
Therapist: If we prioritise mental health as a society, we will reap the benefits
Over 1,000 calls made to Samaritans every day, up 10% on previous year
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Opinion: Ireland relies heavily on the community and voluntary sector - it is at breaking point
My life with ADHD: 'I'm so grateful for the diagnosis, I now have a user guide to myself'
Education Minister pushes back against idea of 'Dublin allowance' for teachers
Parenting: 'I've realised that to raise resilient kids I need to practice what I preach'
More homeless people in Irish psychiatric wards each year, despite admissions dropping overall
One in four primary school children report being cyber-bullied in the past year
Stephen Donnelly: We need to get ‘very serious’ about smartphones in schools
Child who was 'depressed anxious and suicidal' had to wait a year for mental health appointment
Therapist: It's been a summer of tragedy and loss for many young people
Over 580 people with mental health difficulties supported with housing last year
Fears for future of CAMHS workforce as Trinity cancels 'important' specialist nursing course
Opinion: Is it time to ban smart phones in schools?
Peter Flanagan: Curing my stage fright - with meditation, therapy and hypnosis
Fiachna Ó Braonáin: Sinéad was a gifted, intelligent and sensitive soul - we will miss her
Audit finds most CAMHS patients have not been over-prescribed medication
Therapist: Don't let the social media feed of others' perfect holidays get you down
Relationships: We say opposites attract but really they complement and complete one another
Prison committees flag serious concerns over inmate mental health
Some Irish prisoners facing waits of over two years to access mental health treatments
Pilot scheme offering free counselling for primary school children to be rolled out in September
Opinion: The consumer-driven concept of self-love has little to do with real self-respect
Opinion: Talking about mental health is fine but isn't it time we discussed mental illness?