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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

Feb 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 10,524 Views 17 Comments

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle
# Your Hometown
# Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

Feb 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,031 Views 4 Comments

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
# Syria
# Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,375 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs
# West Dublin
# West Dublin

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Jan 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 27,970 Views 55 Comments

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

# mental-health - Thursday 23 January, 2020

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:53 AM 439 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Jan 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 52,048 Views 10 Comments

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# mental-health - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog
# Inspection
# Inspection

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

Jan 6th 2020, 12:34 PM 15,582 Views 7 Comments

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail
# Sandra Fay
# Sandra Fay

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Jan 1st 2020, 7:00 PM 19,867 Views 35 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2019

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically
# Worrying Increase
# Worrying Increase

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 5,903 Views 14 Comments

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
# Drinking
# Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,436 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays

Dec 22nd 2019, 9:15 AM 17,099 Views 9 Comments

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Dec 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,850 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# mental-health - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 44,159 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today
# Headline
# Headline

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today

Dec 4th 2019, 9:45 PM 7,600 Views 6 Comments

TheJournal.ie was also shortlisted for three other awards at the ceremony in Dublin.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 November, 2019

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

Nov 28th 2019, 2:57 PM 6,147 Views 10 Comments

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
# My World Survey
# My World Survey

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds

Nov 19th 2019, 9:19 AM 24,835 Views 74 Comments

That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 1 November, 2019

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

Nov 1st 2019, 3:11 PM 39,583 Views 78 Comments

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

# mental-health - Friday 25 October, 2019

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
# Prison Reform
# Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

Oct 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,415 Views 18 Comments

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears
# Central Mental Hospital
# Central Mental Hospital

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

Oct 24th 2019, 4:26 PM 15,537 Views 0 Comments

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide
# Dublin Coroner's Court
# Dublin Coroner's Court

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide

Oct 15th 2019, 5:02 PM 32,479 Views 10 Comments

The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 October, 2019

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
# One-stop Shop
# One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

Oct 13th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,562 Views 13 Comments

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# mental-health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,551 Views 15 Comments

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

Oct 10th 2019, 6:05 AM 5,778 Views 5 Comments

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'
# Post-natal Depression
# Post-natal Depression

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,570 Views 10 Comments

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

Oct 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,565 Views 38 Comments

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,228 Views 2 Comments

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# mental-health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:54 AM 22,754 Views 23 Comments

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter
# Winter
# Winter

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter

Oct 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 19,528 Views 7 Comments

Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, shares some advice for anyone struggling.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

Sep 25th 2019, 4:24 PM 8,058 Views 2 Comments

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,171 Views 11 Comments

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 66,660 Views 39 Comments

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# mental-health - Saturday 31 August, 2019

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room
# Out Of The Ordinary
From The42
# Out Of The Ordinary

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 AM 14,373 Views 1 Comment

Alan Bradley chats to The42 about ‘Grounds for Concern’.

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts
# Not Hiring
# Not Hiring

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

Aug 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 11,763 Views 24 Comments

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds

Aug 14th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,896 Views 4 Comments

The findings published are part of a major study of over 10,000 13-16 year olds in England.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 August, 2019

No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es
# Shortage
# Shortage

No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es

Aug 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,823 Views 16 Comments

The matter needs to be addressed urgently, according to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms

Jul 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,085 Views 3 Comments

An inspection of 52 of these 24-hour staffed residences found 43% did not provide single room accommodation for all residents.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

Jul 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,017 Views 9 Comments

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity
# Courts
# Courts

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jul 9th 2019, 4:38 PM 26,104 Views 0 Comments

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Jul 4th 2019, 2:21 PM 9,637 Views 37 Comments

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

# mental-health - Friday 14 June, 2019

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay

Jun 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,993 Views 15 Comments

Merchants Quay said the research shows that homelessness can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person’s mental health.