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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 31,407 Views 23 Comments

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

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 53,063 Views 68 Comments

Leo is missing the gym.

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 39,543 Views 74 Comments

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

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 51,878 Views 94 Comments

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

'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 23,515 Views 15 Comments

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

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 19,988 Views 28 Comments

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

'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 10,069 Views 3 Comments

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

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 5,644 Views 11 Comments

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

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 101,214 Views 154 Comments

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

'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 21,973 Views 9 Comments

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

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 31,963 Views 12 Comments

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

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 13,470 Views 98 Comments

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

'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 78,080 Views 43 Comments

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

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 9,457 Views 2 Comments

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

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 10,551 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.

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 30,057 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.

'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 16,418 Views 40 Comments

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

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 27,991 Views 55 Comments

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

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 449 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 52,237 Views 10 Comments

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

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 15,615 Views 7 Comments

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

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 19,890 Views 35 Comments

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

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 5,918 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 38,454 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 17,104 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.

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 9,880 Views 4 Comments

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

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 44,188 Views 14 Comments

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

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 7,628 Views 5 Comments

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

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 6,160 Views 10 Comments

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

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 25,001 Views 74 Comments

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

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 39,643 Views 78 Comments

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

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 17,469 Views 18 Comments

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

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 15,557 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 32,533 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.

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 11,588 Views 13 Comments

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

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 13,573 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 5,786 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 29,591 Views 10 Comments

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

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 27,574 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 9,243 Views 2 Comments

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