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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Last month November 2022

Senior garda says garda stations are not places for mental health patients
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Senior garda says garda stations are not places for mental health patients

Nov 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 19,911 Views 20 Comments

Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche also said that new plans for removal of gardaí from mental health response requires proper resourcing.

Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says

Nov 23rd 2022, 8:00 AM 9,900 Views 7 Comments

Earlier this year the NHS stopped taking cash from the gambling industry for the treatment of people suffering addiction

Samaritans received nearly 1,000 calls a day last year, with mental health the top concern
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans received nearly 1,000 calls a day last year, with mental health the top concern

Nov 16th 2022, 1:47 PM 5,864 Views 7 Comments

Its 24-hour helpline covers the island of Ireland and answered almost half a million calls and emails last year.

The Journal and Noteworthy reporters nominated for Headline mental health media awards
# Nominees
# Nominees

The Journal and Noteworthy reporters nominated for Headline mental health media awards

Nov 11th 2022, 4:18 PM 3,617 Views 2 Comments

The awards recognise Irish media professionals who are creating awareness and reducing stigma in mental health reporting.

Central Mental Hospital relocated to €200 million facility in north county Dublin
# Portrane
# Portrane

Central Mental Hospital relocated to €200 million facility in north county Dublin

Nov 4th 2022, 9:10 PM 30,068 Views 9 Comments

The new facility will expand to a 130 bed capacity next year, compared to the Dundrum site’s capacity of 96.

# mental-health - This year 2022

Experimental Lego cafe opens for adults in Dublin
# Lego
# Lego

Experimental Lego cafe opens for adults in Dublin

Oct 26th 2022, 6:46 PM 29,548 Views 7 Comments

Launched during World Mental Health Month, the cafe is a space where adults can experience all the mental health benefits that play can bring.

'I had people fighting for me': PJ Gallagher opens up about his experience with mental illness
# Pj Gallagher
# Pj Gallagher

'I had people fighting for me': PJ Gallagher opens up about his experience with mental illness

Oct 22nd 2022, 1:39 PM 45,895 Views 19 Comments

The actor and comedian spent several months in hospital last year after experiencing debilitating anxiety.

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'

Sep 28th 2022, 5:04 PM 26,261 Views 9 Comments

Jamie Hagan spoke with disarming honesty on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres
# Trauma
# Trauma

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres

Sep 28th 2022, 2:32 PM 7,644 Views 5 Comments

The practice involves handcuffs, or devices and garments that stop a person moving.

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
# Mike Ryan
# Mike Ryan

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic

Sep 21st 2022, 11:42 AM 15,608 Views 9 Comments

The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life

Sep 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 37,901 Views 95 Comments

Over eight in ten are also ‘fearful for the future’.

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
# Research
# Research

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'

Sep 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 25,012 Views 10 Comments

A new study led by UCD suggests the possibility of earlier intervention and even prevention of the illnesses.

Down golfer Mehaffey taking 'time away to get the help I need'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

Down golfer Mehaffey taking 'time away to get the help I need'

Aug 27th 2022, 4:20 PM 7,559 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old released a powerful statement this afternoon.

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
# Callout
# Callout

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer

Aug 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,173 Views 1 Comment

The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
# Aware
# Aware

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns

Aug 7th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,129 Views 4 Comments

There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants
# Head First
# Head First

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants

Jul 26th 2022, 8:04 AM 29,085 Views 21 Comments

Ecotherapy – therapeutic intervention through nature – is known to boost people’s mood.

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,572 Views 10 Comments

Decreased visiting opportunities were a major issue for most respondents.

Steven Reid: 'Really tough, you're talking about real severe anxiety, stress, panic attacks'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Steven Reid: 'Really tough, you're talking about real severe anxiety, stress, panic attacks'

Jul 19th 2022, 3:13 PM 6,381 Views 1 Comment

Reid departed his coaching role with Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support
# Neurodiversity
# Neurodiversity

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support

Jul 10th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,438 Views 27 Comments

Ken Kilbride says society needs to move change its thinking in relation to ADHD.

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds

Jun 30th 2022, 6:05 AM 9,710 Views 6 Comments

Inspectors highlighted multiple serious risks and poor environments across five HSE approved centres in Cork.

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,574 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,513 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health

Jun 1st 2022, 8:04 AM 12,201 Views 0 Comments

Speakers told demonstrators they had been let down by promises made by successive governments.

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 7,110 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?

May 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,387 Views 15 Comments

What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity

May 25th 2022, 9:11 PM 7,212 Views 2 Comments

A HSE spokesperson said that in exceptional circumstances this may be in the best interest of the adolescent at that time.

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

May 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,549 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,614 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,571 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care

May 8th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,457 Views 11 Comments

Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2022, 3:46 PM 26,167 Views 10 Comments

The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
# Govt To Do List
# Govt To Do List

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,589 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 9:10 AM 24,185 Views 2 Comments

“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024

Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,000 Views 6 Comments

Ireland currently has no facility like this for women experiencing severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy or after birth.

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,071 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,657 Views 1 Comment

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,650 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health

Feb 7th 2022, 10:58 AM 11,098 Views 27 Comments

The annual Irish Penal Reform Trust’s progress in the penal system report was published today.

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
# Camhs
# Camhs

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,822 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.
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”.

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