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# mental-health - Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,541 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 February, 2021

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears

Feb 4th 2021, 1:36 PM 10,790 Views 11 Comments

Minister Mary Butler told the Dáil today she was “especially concerned about the rise in eating disorders among girls and young women”.

# mental-health - Sunday 31 January, 2021

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,098 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

Jan 28th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,479 Views 29 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

# mental-health - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,655 Views 57 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

# mental-health - Thursday 21 January, 2021

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 19,037 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

# mental-health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,227 Views 8 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

# mental-health - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,358 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
# Mental Health Matters
From The42
# Mental Health Matters

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,511 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 24th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,180 Views 13 Comments

It’s no surprise that many people find the festive period to be a tough time.

# mental-health - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 17,317 Views 1 Comment

Therapist Liz O’Driscoll says it’s important to remember that Christmas is only a couple of days and that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

# mental-health - Friday 18 December, 2020

Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,539 Views 12 Comments

“The fact that we are still using handcuffs to restrain people sends out all the wrong messages,” according to the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE
# Sjog
# Sjog

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE

Dec 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 9,370 Views 8 Comments

Parents said they feel “stuck in the middle” between the two organisations.

# mental-health - Monday 14 December, 2020

Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health
# Little Mix
# Little Mix

Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health

Dec 14th 2020, 7:58 PM 68,122 Views 20 Comments

Little Mix rose to fame after winning the eighth season of The X Factor in 2011.

# mental-health - Friday 4 December, 2020

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns
# Alarming
# Alarming

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Dec 4th 2020, 10:54 AM 7,205 Views 6 Comments

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,255 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

# mental-health - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Nov 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,103 Views 20 Comments

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

# mental-health - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'
# Mental Health Matters
From The42
# Mental Health Matters

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'

Nov 28th 2020, 7:45 AM 2,904 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary dual star Roisin Howard discusses the WGPA column she penned ahead of today’s All-Ireland camogie semi-final.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell
# Prisons
# Prisons

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 4:30 PM 37,587 Views 25 Comments

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

# mental-health - Monday 23 November, 2020

New online mental health service launched for frontline workers
# Turn2Me
# Turn2Me

New online mental health service launched for frontline workers

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:56 PM 10,589 Views 6 Comments

The new tool for frontline workers is an instant chat service.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says
# Doctors
# Doctors

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,949 Views 1 Comment

The Practitioner Health Matters Programme today released its annual report for 2019.

# mental-health - Monday 9 November, 2020

Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support

Nov 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,607 Views 48 Comments

Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley documents the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of young people and says the long-term picture is worrying.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 November, 2020

'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle

Nov 8th 2020, 9:10 AM 5,165 Views 5 Comments

The Australian says he found it tough spending so long away from his home and family.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,722 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

# mental-health - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'
# Column
# Column

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 34,247 Views 36 Comments

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

# mental-health - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign

Oct 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 19,001 Views 4 Comments

Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,156 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds
# INspections
# INspections

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds

Oct 28th 2020, 4:42 PM 18,380 Views 10 Comments

Two residents’ clinical files were left on the nurses’ station unattended and a filing cabinet was left unlocked.

# mental-health - Friday 23 October, 2020

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 29,300 Views 0 Comments

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 16,025 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

# mental-health - Monday 5 October, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds

Oct 5th 2020, 12:06 PM 18,363 Views 37 Comments

The HSE’s winter plan has been criticised for not allocating enough funding towards mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Budget must show 'renewed commitment to mental health', says Hourigan
# Green Party Convention
# Green Party Convention

Budget must show 'renewed commitment to mental health', says Hourigan

Oct 3rd 2020, 11:59 AM 13,590 Views 7 Comments

The Green Party is holding its convention online this weekend.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 39,180 Views 54 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# mental-health - Friday 25 September, 2020

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health

Sep 25th 2020, 11:14 PM 89,760 Views 82 Comments

The twins also hit out at conspiracy theorists and people who refuse to wear face masks.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Sep 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 41,923 Views 67 Comments

Many people have been affected by job losses, isolation and a lack of social interaction in recent months.

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month
# Jigsaw
# Jigsaw

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month

Sep 24th 2020, 7:29 AM 12,199 Views 12 Comments

This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

# mental-health - Friday 11 September, 2020

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end

Sep 11th 2020, 12:59 PM 28,269 Views 16 Comments

14 NGOs have asked the government to commence the 2015 Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act.

# mental-health - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'
# World Suicide Prevention Day
# World Suicide Prevention Day

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'

Sep 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,861 Views 23 Comments

On World Suicide Prevention Day our reader details her struggles and experience of the Irish mental health services.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Living with an eating disorder: The last few months have brought unwelcome challenges
# Opinion
# Opinion

Living with an eating disorder: The last few months have brought unwelcome challenges

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 17,165 Views 9 Comments

Ciara lives with an eating disorder. She says the health service is not fit for purpose when it comes to these illnesses.

# mental-health - Saturday 29 August, 2020

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students
# Schools
# Schools

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students

Aug 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 21,963 Views 17 Comments

The government announced new 120 guidance counsellor posts last month to support students returning to school.