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# Mental Illness

Last month
May 2024
Health services 'inadequate', says mother left with catastrophic injuries after being stabbed by son
Last year
2023
Therapist: If we prioritise mental health as a society, we will reap the benefits
Séamus Sheedy
Opinion: Talking about mental health is fine but isn't it time we discussed mental illness?
Nicola Byrne
All time
'I had people fighting for me': PJ Gallagher opens up about his experience with mental illness
'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression
'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?
Dr Stephen McWilliams
Experiences of acute mental illness: 'I just wasn’t there'
Dr Maria Quinlan
Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'
Anonymous
Column: 'I live with schizophrenia without taking any medication, but I'm an exception'
Nicola Hynds
'One patient told me she overheard a member of staff referring to her as "just a psychiatric case"'
Dr Stephen McWilliams
"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums
Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'
Úna-Minh Kavanagh
'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'
Natalie Marr
Shooting suspect with 'Martian master race' manifesto arrested at White House
People are thanking The Rock for opening up about his depression
Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting
This kids' t-shirt has gotten Next in a lot of bother on Twitter
US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.
Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"
Do you think schools should ban homework to reduce depression? One UK school is thinking about it
Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?
Fiona Kennedy
'No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree': Even paradise is no escape from mental illness
Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland
Anonymous
Opinion: We've seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.
Ellen
How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?
Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student
Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch
Opinion: Robin Williams' death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.
Fiona Kennedy
Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up
Siobhán Brady
Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.
Ciaran Behan
Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.
Fiona Kennedy
Column: Cinema's enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good
Louise Dolphin
Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life
Fiona Kennedy
Column: People using mental health services should be active participants in their own care
Dr Shari McDaid
Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
Niamh Randall
Column: The power of the internet can help mental health
Derek Chambers
Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak
Column: Now, more than ever, we need to Mind Our Men
Joan Freeman