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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Saturday 8 January, 2022

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims

Jan 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,674 Views 90 Comments
  • People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
  • Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
  • Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres
# INspections
# INspections

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres

Jan 6th 2022, 1:09 PM 10,253 Views 6 Comments

One centre failed to improve its overall compliance over a five-year period.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 December, 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 14,579 Views 8 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'

Dec 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,805 Views 1 Comment

Hannah Looney’s mental health journey can be an example to all GAA players.

# mental-health - Friday 24 December, 2021

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

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

Dec 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,067 Views 2 Comments

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 - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,044 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

# mental-health - Friday 17 December, 2021

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres
# Cork
# Cork

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres

Dec 17th 2021, 1:02 PM 10,185 Views 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission carried out inspections at the two facilities.

# mental-health - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,693 Views 56 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study
# ESRI
# ESRI

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study

Dec 14th 2021, 6:50 AM 19,141 Views 18 Comments

The ESRI study shows that 22% of men and 32% of women aged 20 scored highly for symptoms of depression.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 November, 2021

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 58,126 Views 10 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,170 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 25,759 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

# mental-health - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study

Nov 16th 2021, 2:23 PM 9,373 Views 3 Comments

Researchers found that one in seven staff reported thinking of ending their life.

# mental-health - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'

Oct 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,826 Views 9 Comments

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,712 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary

Oct 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 32,813 Views 3 Comments

Former Galway hurler Niall Donohue took his own life in 2013.

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
# Owenacurra Centre
# Owenacurra Centre

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

Sep 21st 2021, 1:41 PM 10,372 Views 4 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood

Sep 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 16,732 Views 14 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams says mental health difficulties should be taken into consideration as we emerge from the past 18 months of trauma.

# mental-health - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year

Sep 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,848 Views 0 Comments

Samaritans Ireland’s 2020 report is launching today ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 September, 2021

‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed

Sep 4th 2021, 11:57 AM 78,686 Views 47 Comments

The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, was pulled in 2019.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 12,987 Views 27 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’

Aug 24th 2021, 1:19 PM 9,279 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is calling for an immediate increase of 300 acute adult psychiatric inpatient beds.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:19 PM 4,750 Views 10 Comments

Renowned Irish sports psychologist Enda McNutly this could lead to a major shift in how mental health matters are treated.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Jul 28th 2021, 2:33 PM 26,185 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
# Abuse
From The42
# Abuse

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement

Jul 14th 2021, 12:01 PM 265,250 Views 11 Comments

The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.

# mental-health - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,450 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 15,043 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 July, 2021

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients

Jul 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 17,278 Views 10 Comments

2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.

# mental-health - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say

Jun 29th 2021, 12:41 PM 7,288 Views 7 Comments

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has published a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,448 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 22,000 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# mental-health - Friday 11 June, 2021

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
# Dementia
# Dementia

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,479 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,223 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,144 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 May, 2021

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
# Treatment
# Treatment

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation

May 22nd 2021, 12:43 PM 14,203 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Health is looking at the role of patients’ relatives in mental health treatment and care.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,079 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# mental-health - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
# Clare Shine
From The42
# Clare Shine

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

May 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,319 Views 5 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 May, 2021

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,106 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health

May 4th 2021, 9:56 AM 48,380 Views 172 Comments

Hospital admissions of young people with a cannabis-related diagnosis increased by 300% between 2005 and 2017.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,432 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

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