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'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle
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# 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 5,187 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 32,795 Views 13 Comments

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

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 34,487 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.

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 19,026 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 21,208 Views 45 Comments

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

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 18,463 Views 10 Comments

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

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 29,485 Views 0 Comments

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

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 16,091 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.

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 18,383 Views 37 Comments

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

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 13,614 Views 7 Comments

The Green Party is holding its convention online this weekend.

'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 39,516 Views 54 Comments

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

'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 89,860 Views 82 Comments

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

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 41,942 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 12,296 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.

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 28,376 Views 16 Comments

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

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 37,122 Views 23 Comments

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

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 17,251 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.

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 22,010 Views 17 Comments

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

Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn
# Long-term Effects
# Long-term Effects

Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn

Aug 19th 2020, 10:12 AM 18,080 Views 34 Comments

The Psychological Society of Ireland has said that young people are being badly affected by the pandemic.

Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health?

Aug 16th 2020, 9:29 AM 65,329 Views 100 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many people.

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
# Back To School
# Back To School

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 26,017 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 43,151 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds

Jul 22nd 2020, 6:32 PM 32,143 Views 45 Comments

Alcohol consumption and back and neck problems are also on the rise.

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
# Addiction
# Addiction

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 24,416 Views 10 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

ITV boss says broadcaster will not make a show like Jeremy Kyle again
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

ITV boss says broadcaster will not make a show like Jeremy Kyle again

Jul 14th 2020, 2:39 PM 22,177 Views 16 Comments

The programme was axed last year after an outcry following the death of guest Steve Dymond.

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 2:19 PM 15,170 Views 12 Comments

Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Jul 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,664 Views 7 Comments

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres
# Mental Health Commission
# Mental Health Commission

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 12,719 Views 13 Comments

The commission took 40 enforcement actions against 31 centres which were non-compliant last year.

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions
# Childline
# Childline

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions

Jun 30th 2020, 3:05 PM 6,718 Views 6 Comments

The number of contacts to Childline.ie doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health
# Concerned Parents
# Concerned Parents

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,556 Views 26 Comments

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 9:19 AM 30,251 Views 73 Comments

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds

May 29th 2020, 1:52 PM 39,326 Views 59 Comments

The findings were the first published from Eurofound’s living, working and Covid-19 online survey.

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

May 26th 2020, 11:43 AM 9,139 Views 5 Comments

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,223 Views 23 Comments

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end

May 18th 2020, 8:23 PM 18,819 Views 24 Comments

The cash will be on top of the €2.03 million Pieta House already receives from the State

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

May 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,621 Views 22 Comments

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

'Dramatic increase' in admissions to Dublin mental health hospital in last month
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Dramatic increase' in admissions to Dublin mental health hospital in last month

May 13th 2020, 6:26 PM 36,447 Views 38 Comments

Acute work-related stress has also seen a number of healthcare workers being admitted to Saint John Of God Hospital.

Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging'
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging'

May 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 26,043 Views 7 Comments

Up to one in five women experience mental health difficulties in pregnancy or after birth.

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'

May 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,889 Views 11 Comments

Ciara Wright of The Wellness Crew says burnout will be of concern for frontline workers in the coming months. She offers some help.

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

Apr 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 16,064 Views 24 Comments

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.