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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Monday 23 April, 2018

'I'm getting better about ignoring the black dog, I've locked him outside and I haven't fed him in years'

Stephen Considine shares how he went from attempted suicide to creating art to help others.

# mental-health - Friday 20 April, 2018

No door locks and 'risk of abuse': Serious concerns with many 24-hour mental health homes

Residents were unable to lock their bedroom doors in 77% of the 43 inspections.

# mental-health - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Mariah Carey has shared her experience of suffering from bipolar disorder II Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has shared her experience of suffering from bipolar disorder II

She told People Magazine that she was originally diagnosed in 2001.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From The42 'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness' Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

# mental-health - Monday 2 April, 2018

Why I became a counsellor: 'Mentally, I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson'

When I was younger, counselling was close to the last thing I would have considered, writes Danny McNeive.

From The Daily Edge "I was crying constantly": Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about his battle with depression The Rock

"I was crying constantly": Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about his battle with depression

Earlier this year, the actor spoke about his own mother’s suicide attempt.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Committing' the homeless during Storm Emma: An improper use of the Mental Health Act 2001?

In the past, archaic mental health laws and cases in this country have been tenuous, to say the least, writes Mairead Leen.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves

“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”

# mental-health - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn

Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.

# mental-health - Saturday 24 February, 2018

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Trump promises to tackle mental health, as he condemns Florida shooting as act of 'evil'

Meanwhile, the leader of a white nationalist militia has said gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# mental-health - Thursday 8 February, 2018

There was an increase in US suicides following the death of Robin Williams

The much-loved actor died by suicide in 2014.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress

Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Aware are educating Dublin taxi drivers so that they can discuss mental health with passengers Mental Health

# mental-health - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'It's impossible to feel sad and sing at the same time' CÓRus This post contains videos

'It's impossible to feel sad and sing at the same time'

Starting seven years ago the CÓRus singing classes now has around 800 students in the Dublin area and have plans to go nationwide.

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines: 'Don't silence the pain. You can get past it, one day at a time'

Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. Now, he travels the world sharing his inspirational story.

# mental-health - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How the 'soft chaos' of nature reduces stress and helps us physically heal

Come with us, on a walk through Dublin’s Botanic Gardens.

# mental-health - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Michael Healy Rae on suicide in his constituency: 'It didn't register. I didn't get it.'

Michael Healy Rae shared an emotional story about the tragic death of a man in his constituency with comedian Tommy Tiernan.

# mental-health - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Panic attacks: 'The walls seemed to close in and I didn't know what was happening'

I was petrified on a daily basis. I didn’t want to go into town or go to a shop, writes Val Robus.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's mental health festival is underway - here's what's happening

It is the ninth First Fortnight event.

# mental-health - Friday 5 January, 2018

From The42 Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health Mind Your Mind

Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health

‘As rugby players, we never really address how we actually work and how our mind works.’

# mental-health - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life Mental Fitness

The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life

Top sportspeople swear by these habits.

# mental-health - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

# mental-health - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'

Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey

In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.

# mental-health - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

Christmas can be stressful at the best of times. We’ve compiled some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland

New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.

# mental-health - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'We underestimate the relief people feel when they get a mental illness diagnosis'

This Christmas, whatever label you’re wearing, wear it proudly, writes Grace Vaughan.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Column: Celebrities shouldn't peddle misinformation about mental health

The reality is that the public and even policy makers often get their ideas from the media, writes Amy Plant.

# mental-health - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'You may not smell too good, and if they smell drink off ye at all, they’ll label you straight away'

Marginalised groups often have difficulty in accessing services when they are struggling with mental health issues, writes Andrea Koenigstorfer.

# mental-health - Monday 27 November, 2017

From The42 'I've suffered from depression for pretty much the whole time I've been playing for Dublin' It's Good To Talk

'I've suffered from depression for pretty much the whole time I've been playing for Dublin'

Dublin forward Nicole Owens speaks candidly about her experience with depression in the RTÉ documentary ‘Blues Sisters.’

# mental-health - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Japan to tighten regulations after 'Twitter killer' lured victims to their death

Takahiro Shiraishi reportedly beheaded nine young people who tweeted suicidal thoughts.

# mental-health - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Alarming': Attacks on mental health staff went from 11 in 2015 to 149 so far this year

The HSE says that it takes the safety of staff seriously and works to continually improve this.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'The days are shorter - that can have quite a big impact on people's mood'

Depression support service Aware says it is already experiencing an increase in calls.

'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression'

Mike Bartlett is just one of the many Irish men who received mental health support from the Mojo initiative.

# mental-health - Thursday 9 November, 2017

The middle class experienced a six-fold increase in economic stress as a result of the recession

A new ERSI study examines the experience of economic stress in families with children as a result of the recession.