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#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.

# mental-health - Friday 30 November, 2018

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

# mental-health - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

# mental-health - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# mental-health - Monday 19 November, 2018

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 November, 2018

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me' Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Fans of Ariana Grande can't pick and choose who's off limits when it comes to mental health Mental Health

Fans of Ariana Grande can't pick and choose who's off limits when it comes to mental health

Commentary on the breakup is proving to be hypocritical.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 October, 2018

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

# mental-health - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

# mental-health - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From The42 'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all' Mental Health This post contains videos

'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'

Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues Coping Mechanisms

Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues

‘It stops people feeling alienated.’

# mental-health - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# mental-health - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people

A number of consultants have left the Camhs services in recent weeks and they must be urgently replaced, Sinn Féin said.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health

The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward

The details were contained in a report released by the Mental Health Commission this week.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 August, 2018

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too

Previous studies have found that men sometimes exhibit symptoms reminiscent of pregnancy.

From The42 Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how eating disorders are a ‘real issue’ among males.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that' Mental Health This post contains videos

'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that'

Galway hurler Conor Whelan on his cousin Niall Donoghue’s suicide and trying to help others.

# mental-health - Monday 6 August, 2018

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

# mental-health - Friday 27 July, 2018

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# mental-health - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives Love Island

Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives

She also spoke of her mental health struggles since she left the villa in 2016.

'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling'

Expanding the availability of CBT in Ireland at primary care level, would provide better outcomes for many patients, writes Sean Byrne.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23 Speaking Out

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.