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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2019

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

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

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 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# mental-health - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today was also shortlisted for three other awards at the ceremony in Dublin.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 November, 2019

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds

That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 1 November, 2019

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

# mental-health - Friday 25 October, 2019

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide

The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 October, 2019

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# mental-health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# mental-health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter

Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, shares some advice for anyone struggling.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# mental-health - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From The42 The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room Out Of The Ordinary

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room

Alan Bradley chats to The42 about ‘Grounds for Concern’.

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds

The findings published are part of a major study of over 10,000 13-16 year olds in England.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 August, 2019

No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es

The matter needs to be addressed urgently, according to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms

An inspection of 52 of these 24-hour staffed residences found 43% did not provide single room accommodation for all residents.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

# mental-health - Friday 14 June, 2019

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay

Merchants Quay said the research shows that homelessness can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person’s mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 May, 2019

From The42 Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore? Long Road Back

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

ITV to offer Love Island contestants minimum of 8 therapy sessions following new series

This comes after Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series, was found dead in London in March.

# mental-health - Monday 20 May, 2019

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

# mental-health - Friday 17 May, 2019

From The42 Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks Mental Health

Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks

Spurs defender went public with his mental health battle ahead of last year’s World Cup.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.