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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'My recent trip home brought me back to a time when I was naïve, stupid and emotionally unravelling'

Rick Rossiter shares his story: from suicide attempts in his teens to becoming mental health advocate.

# mental-health - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'

Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.

# mental-health - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'

A report was was commissioned into the services after allegations of sexual exploitation at one of its facilities.

# mental-health - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit

The review of the Jonathan Swift Clinic found a number of failings.

# mental-health - Friday 1 September, 2017

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

# mental-health - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From The42 41% of Ireland's rugby players report symptoms of performance-related anxiety or depression Mental Wellbeing

41% of Ireland's rugby players report symptoms of performance-related anxiety or depression

“Players are putting themselves under huge pressure and not dealing with it properly,” says Tadhg Furlong.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'

If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.

# mental-health - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge A hairdresser's powerful post about cutting the hair of a teenage girl with depression is going viral Empathy

# mental-health - Sunday 13 August, 2017

This is how a Dublin teenager single-handedly set off to raise suicide awareness in her local area

18-year-old Jessica Clohisey is set to host the third annual Sail Against Suicide event in Dublin.

# mental-health - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years

Charity Bodywhys said that a large number seeking help 10 years on have never accessed any form of treatment.

# mental-health - Monday 7 August, 2017

'I think the act of being there and just listening is a very powerful thing'

Charity Aware are looking for 40 new volunteers to meet with growing demand for the service.

# mental-health - Friday 4 August, 2017

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work

That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'Where was her humanity?' US woman (20) to serve 15 months in jail over boyfriend's suicide

Michelle Carter urged her boyfriend to kill himself.

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.

From The Daily Edge Justin Bieber has addressed why he quit his world tour with an emotional open letter on Instagram Purpose

Justin Bieber has addressed why he quit his world tour with an emotional open letter on Instagram

“I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable so that I can be the man I want to be”

# mental-health - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# mental-health - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Dublin man sets off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in bid to climb each continent's highest mountain

Derek Mahon from Dublin climbed Mount Everest in 2014.

# mental-health - Friday 21 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Reaction to Chester Bennington's death show little change in attitudes to men's mental health Mental Health

Reaction to Chester Bennington's death show little change in attitudes to men's mental health

Progress has been made, but there’s a long way to go

# mental-health - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness

Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.

# mental-health - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From The42 'It's important to have male role models promoting wellness' - St Pat's announce partnership with Pieta House Mental Health

'It's important to have male role models promoting wellness' - St Pat's announce partnership with Pieta House

Pieta House provides free counselling services to people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

# mental-health - Friday 14 July, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

# mental-health - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you

Headline Ireland named as its Voice 2017 recipient for highlighting mental health experiences.

# mental-health - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'

Three years after first picking up a rugby ball, Hannah Tyrrell hopes to be part of Ireland’s squad for next month’s World Cup. She tells The42 about her recovery from an eating disorder which overshadowed her teenage years and how sport helped her on the road to recovery.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# mental-health - Friday 7 July, 2017

'It's totally unacceptable': 44 children admitted to adult mental health units so far this year

The Mental Health Commission released its annual report today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# mental-health - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts

They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.

# mental-health - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Teen mental health: 'The first time I was admitted, albeit voluntarily, I was absolutely terrified'

Our teen suicide rate is the 4th highest in the EU but I’m not surprised, writes Natalie Marr.

HSE admits Navan day service not up-and-running fully after unit closure

A local councillor said mental health is being “ignored” and patients are suffering as a result.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'We're in crisis': Wexford mayor fights to fix the county's mental health problems

Mayor Frank Staples wrote to the Minister for Health outlining his concerns for his community.

# mental-health - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'

The case was brought to the attention of the Minister for Mental Health and the Taoiseach’s office.

# mental-health - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# mental-health - Monday 12 June, 2017

Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination

A consultant psychiatrist said termination was “not the solution for all the child’s problems at this stage”.

# mental-health - Monday 5 June, 2017

Kerry has one of Ireland's highest rates of suicide - will the government's 'action plan' help?

The outgoing Kerry coroner is critical of the government’s new plan to reduce suicides in Kerry.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality

Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

# mental-health - Monday 29 May, 2017

From The42 ‘Back then people wouldn't touch you with a bargepole because they thought you were f***ing crazy’ Speaking Out

‘Back then people wouldn't touch you with a bargepole because they thought you were f***ing crazy’

James Chambers speaks about his distinguished League of Ireland career, learning from Wes Hoolahan, his struggles with mental health and last year’s move to Philadelphia.

Public holidays are the busiest time for self-harm cases in Ireland

An average of 32 incidents of self-harm cases were presented in hospitals on public holidays.

In 2014, a quarter of all sick days at the National Museum were stress-related

The National Museum of Ireland has been accused of harbouring a culture of bullying and intimidation.