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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 11 September, 2020

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 28,349 Views 16 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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 37,067 Views 23 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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 17,222 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.

# mental-health - Saturday 29 August, 2020

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 21,993 Views 17 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

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 18,066 Views 34 Comments

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

# mental-health - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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 65,322 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 25,984 Views 19 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 13 August, 2020

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 42,863 Views 118 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

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 32,122 Views 45 Comments

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

# mental-health - Saturday 18 July, 2020

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 24,304 Views 14 Comments

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

# mental-health - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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 22,166 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 15,160 Views 12 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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 28,647 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.

# mental-health - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'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 12,702 Views 13 Comments

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

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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 6,699 Views 6 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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 15,539 Views 26 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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 30,220 Views 73 Comments

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

# mental-health - Friday 29 May, 2020

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 39,297 Views 59 Comments

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

# mental-health - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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 9,129 Views 5 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'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 24,204 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.

# mental-health - Monday 18 May, 2020

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 18,790 Views 24 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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 10,615 Views 22 Comments

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

# mental-health - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'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 36,415 Views 38 Comments

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

# mental-health - Monday 11 May, 2020

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 26,022 Views 7 Comments

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

# mental-health - Friday 1 May, 2020

'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 16,860 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.

# mental-health - Monday 27 April, 2020

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 16,038 Views 24 Comments

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

# mental-health - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

Apr 26th 2020, 2:27 PM 31,379 Views 23 Comments

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

# mental-health - Friday 24 April, 2020

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health
# WELL-BEING
# WELL-BEING

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 53,035 Views 68 Comments

Leo is missing the gym.

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?

Apr 21st 2020, 9:23 AM 39,521 Views 74 Comments

The current situation is very difficult for a lot of people.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children
# National Study
# National Study

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children

Apr 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 51,864 Views 94 Comments

The findings were made as part of a new study into how Ireland is coping with Covid-19.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,495 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# mental-health - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

Apr 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 19,973 Views 28 Comments

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 April, 2020

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

Apr 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,016 Views 3 Comments

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

Mar 31st 2020, 9:54 PM 5,637 Views 11 Comments

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

# mental-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

Mar 30th 2020, 12:40 PM 101,198 Views 154 Comments

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 27 March, 2020

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

Mar 27th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,960 Views 9 Comments

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Mar 25th 2020, 8:22 AM 31,943 Views 12 Comments

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

Mar 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,455 Views 98 Comments

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# mental-health - Monday 16 March, 2020

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak
# Mind Yourself
# Mind Yourself

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 1:01 PM 78,055 Views 43 Comments

The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,442 Views 2 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.