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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,413 Views 25 Comments

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes
# Lough Ramor
# Lough Ramor

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:30 AM 10,329 Views 9 Comments

We went along with a youth group and some members of Inland Fisheries Ireland to see why these trips are important.

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,850 Views 1 Comment

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the festive period
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

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

Dec 22nd 2018, 1:00 PM 24,600 Views 13 Comments

Christmas can be a stressful time. Here’s some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.

# mental-health - Monday 17 December, 2018

There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend
# Pete Davidson
From The Daily Edge
# Pete Davidson

There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend

Dec 17th 2018, 12:52 PM 4,845 Views 0 Comments

The comedian has spoken publicly about his struggles with mental health.

# mental-health - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
# Research
# Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Dec 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,792 Views 33 Comments

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

# mental-health - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Dec 11th 2018, 9:56 PM 50,543 Views 56 Comments

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

Dec 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,183 Views 57 Comments

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

# mental-health - Friday 30 November, 2018

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns
# Complex Needs
# Complex Needs

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns

Nov 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 7,682 Views 2 Comments

Staffing issues are also having an impact.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job
# Poor Conditions
# Poor Conditions

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

Nov 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,350 Views 86 Comments

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

# mental-health - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Nov 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 29,790 Views 17 Comments

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

# mental-health - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,627 Views 7 Comments

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
# England
# England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

Nov 20th 2018, 11:35 PM 9,254 Views 21 Comments

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# mental-health - Monday 19 November, 2018

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance

Nov 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 27,056 Views 45 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
# Clowns Without Borders
# Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

Nov 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,407 Views 9 Comments

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 November, 2018

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Nov 4th 2018, 7:30 PM 28,672 Views 54 Comments

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

Nov 3rd 2018, 6:22 PM 11,370 Views 44 Comments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

Oct 27th 2018, 4:22 PM 12,609 Views 51 Comments

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Fans of Ariana Grande can't pick and choose who's off limits when it comes to mental health
# Mental Health
From The Daily Edge
# Mental Health

Fans of Ariana Grande can't pick and choose who's off limits when it comes to mental health

Oct 23rd 2018, 4:59 PM 8,300 Views 6 Comments

Commentary on the breakup is proving to be hypocritical.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 October, 2018

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Oct 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,874 Views 44 Comments

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

# mental-health - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

Oct 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,466 Views 11 Comments

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says
# Future Of Mental Healthcare
# Future Of Mental Healthcare

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

Oct 17th 2018, 7:24 AM 5,245 Views 5 Comments

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

# mental-health - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'

Oct 10th 2018, 4:32 PM 24,293 Views 9 Comments

Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues
# Coping Mechanisms
From The Daily Edge
# Coping Mechanisms

Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues

Oct 6th 2018, 8:00 PM 6,381 Views 1 Comment

‘It stops people feeling alienated.’

# mental-health - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

Oct 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 36,728 Views 94 Comments

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services
# Mental Health Reform
# Mental Health Reform

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Oct 4th 2018, 7:51 AM 8,936 Views 26 Comments

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

Sep 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,074 Views 2 Comments

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# mental-health - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people
# Camhs
# Camhs

'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people

Sep 15th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,555 Views 13 Comments

A number of consultants have left the Camhs services in recent weeks and they must be urgently replaced, Sinn Féin said.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
# Sligo
# Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Sep 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 28,120 Views 16 Comments

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law
# Detention
# Detention

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

Sep 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 10,144 Views 1 Comment

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health

Sep 5th 2018, 1:28 PM 20,737 Views 25 Comments

The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
# Aras18
# Aras18

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Sep 4th 2018, 8:11 AM 18,254 Views 47 Comments

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward

Aug 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,140 Views 10 Comments

The details were contained in a report released by the Mental Health Commission this week.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 August, 2018

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too

Aug 12th 2018, 12:00 PM 15,756 Views 30 Comments

Previous studies have found that men sometimes exhibit symptoms reminiscent of pregnancy.

Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting

Aug 12th 2018, 8:30 AM 12,250 Views 9 Comments

Plus, how eating disorders are a ‘real issue’ among males.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that'

Aug 7th 2018, 4:19 PM 11,067 Views 4 Comments

Galway hurler Conor Whelan on his cousin Niall Donoghue’s suicide and trying to help others.

# mental-health - Monday 6 August, 2018

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

Aug 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,979 Views 28 Comments

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,566 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

Aug 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 27,812 Views 84 Comments

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

# mental-health - Friday 27 July, 2018

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

Jul 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,868 Views 18 Comments

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”