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#Mental Health

# mental-health - January January 2022

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

Jan 27th 2022, 3:44 PM 15,210 Views 14 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand
# ADHD
# ADHD

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand

Jan 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,589 Views 24 Comments

ADHD Ireland said it is “drowning” in calls from people asking about assessments and services.

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,922 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 57,513 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

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 32,053 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 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 10,416 Views 6 Comments

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

# mental-health - Last year 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 14,709 Views 8 Comments

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

'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 16,154 Views 1 Comment

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

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 14,120 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.

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 19,165 Views 20 Comments

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

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 10,343 Views 0 Comments

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

€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 20,839 Views 57 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 19,309 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 58,483 Views 10 Comments

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

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 11,242 Views 19 Comments

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

'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 26,415 Views 1 Comment

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

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 9,438 Views 3 Comments

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

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 26,930 Views 9 Comments

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

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 10,758 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.

'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 33,822 Views 3 Comments

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

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 10,448 Views 4 Comments

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

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 16,855 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.

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 6,893 Views 0 Comments

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

‘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 78,857 Views 47 Comments

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

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 13,040 Views 28 Comments

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

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 9,329 Views 4 Comments

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

'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 4,807 Views 10 Comments

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

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 26,216 Views 25 Comments

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

'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 265,485 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 16,519 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

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 15,100 Views 8 Comments

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

'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 17,337 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.

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 7,327 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9,502 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.

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 22,207 Views 14 Comments

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

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 5,522 Views 7 Comments

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

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 10,262 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 18,173 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 14,356 Views 25 Comments

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

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 10,132 Views 0 Comments

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