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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Last year 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 46,671 Views 5 Comments

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

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 34,303 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.

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 48,711 Views 174 Comments

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

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 13,756 Views 2 Comments

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

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 20,151 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,419 Views 39 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,842 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 38,179 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it

Mar 27th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,889 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Peter Devers of Knock Counselling Centre says anger is one of the tricker emotions to navigate.

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'

Mar 27th 2021, 8:30 AM 8,768 Views 5 Comments

DLR Waves star Katie Burdis delves deeper into her mental health struggles, and stresses the importance of speaking up.

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,704 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 12,218 Views 10 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
# Quarter Glass Of Milk
From The42
# Quarter Glass Of Milk

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'

Mar 14th 2021, 7:12 AM 5,320 Views 1 Comment

‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
# Covid Anniversary
# Covid Anniversary

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,201 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
# ESRI
# ESRI

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,504 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,204 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 15,590 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,431 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

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 15,762 Views 8 Comments

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

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 11,314 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”.

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 9,142 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.

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 26,520 Views 29 Comments

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

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 47,750 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.

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 19,737 Views 24 Comments

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

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 14,708 Views 8 Comments

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

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 30,820 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 - All time

'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 57,615 Views 3 Comments

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

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 12,248 Views 13 Comments

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

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 17,354 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.

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 10,657 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.

'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 9,444 Views 8 Comments

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

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 68,173 Views 20 Comments

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

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 7,280 Views 6 Comments

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

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 12,279 Views 13 Comments

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

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 30,133 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 2,989 Views 0 Comments

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

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 37,662 Views 25 Comments

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

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 10,610 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 8,978 Views 1 Comment

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

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 25,698 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.