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#Stigma

# stigma - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,558 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

# stigma - Monday 11 May, 2020

Doctors warn against obesity patient 'stigma' in post-pandemic health system
# Metabolic Health
# Metabolic Health

Doctors warn against obesity patient 'stigma' in post-pandemic health system

May 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,152 Views 65 Comments

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism has warned that obesity patients need access to care in the weeks to come.

# stigma - Friday 15 February, 2019

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

Feb 15th 2019, 7:30 PM 16,569 Views 17 Comments

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

# stigma - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Column: '61% of girls my age are embarrassed about their period'
# Stigma
# Stigma

Column: '61% of girls my age are embarrassed about their period'

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 PM 29,255 Views 45 Comments

For as long as I can remember, periods were something that could only be discussed in whispers, writes Niamh Dunne.

# stigma - Friday 4 May, 2018

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'
# Living With Hiv
# Living With Hiv

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

May 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,170 Views 8 Comments

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

# stigma - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'
# Stigma
# Stigma

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

Apr 22nd 2018, 10:00 PM 48,931 Views 0 Comments

1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.

# stigma - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need
# Addiction
# Addiction

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Feb 27th 2018, 12:18 PM 15,485 Views 45 Comments

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

# stigma - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland
# HIV
# HIV

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland

Sep 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 18,613 Views 33 Comments

17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.

# stigma - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

Sep 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,405 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# stigma - Friday 14 July, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide
# Ask For Help
# Ask For Help

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

Jul 14th 2017, 2:40 PM 24,692 Views 39 Comments

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

# stigma - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'
# Stigma
# Stigma

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Jun 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 12,290 Views 4 Comments

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

# stigma - Friday 16 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 5,349 Views 5 Comments

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

# stigma - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty
# Green Ribbon
# Green Ribbon

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

May 22nd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,535 Views 13 Comments

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?
# Stigma
# Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

May 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 18,471 Views 54 Comments

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# stigma - Monday 15 May, 2017

Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty
# Green Ribbon
# Green Ribbon

Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty

May 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 50,241 Views 40 Comments

Only 58% of Dubliners are willing to work with someone with a mental health difficulty

# stigma - Monday 1 May, 2017

'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue
# Stigma
# Stigma

'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue

May 1st 2017, 7:30 AM 8,213 Views 8 Comments

Almost a fifth of people would delay seeking help for a mental health issue, due to the perceived stigma around them.

# stigma - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'

Apr 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 3,531 Views 61 Comments

We have a long way to go in this country when it comes to our approach to mental health matters, writes Jen Ronan.

# stigma - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing
# Can't You Hear Them?
# Can't You Hear Them?

A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing

Apr 22nd 2017, 9:15 PM 21,637 Views 14 Comments

Associate professor of psychology Simon McCarthy-Jones estimates that as much as 2.5% of the world’s population will have extended voice-hearing experiences.

# stigma - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma
# Clúid Housing
# Clúid Housing

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

Mar 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,755 Views 44 Comments

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

# stigma - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'One patient told me she overheard a member of staff referring to her as "just a psychiatric case"'
# Column
# Column

'One patient told me she overheard a member of staff referring to her as "just a psychiatric case"'

Jan 29th 2017, 12:00 PM 801 Views 15 Comments

Our health service must place a greater priority on the physical healthcare needs of people with mental illness, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams.

# stigma - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'

Jan 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 9,202 Views 53 Comments

All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.

# stigma - Friday 25 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Our reaction to Kanye West's breakdown feeds cycle of judgement and scorn'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'Our reaction to Kanye West's breakdown feeds cycle of judgement and scorn'

Nov 25th 2016, 8:30 PM 210 Views 54 Comments

Mental health issues are still taboo when you see the reaction to Kanye West’s recent hospitalisation, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

# stigma - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?
# Flying Solo
# Flying Solo

Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:41 PM 33,928 Views 45 Comments

Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.

# stigma - Friday 5 August, 2016

Bressie to head up youth group on mental health
# Ireland's Call
# Ireland's Call

Bressie to head up youth group on mental health

Aug 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 21,441 Views 67 Comments

The GAA’s Rob Hennelly will also be a member of the new task force which is due to meet in November.

# stigma - Saturday 9 July, 2016

'I'm ok with talking about my mental health problems - but will it affect my employability?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm ok with talking about my mental health problems - but will it affect my employability?'

Jul 9th 2016, 8:30 PM 790 Views 56 Comments

Natalie Marr says she posts about her mental history despite concerns that it might affect her job options.

# stigma - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'

Jun 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 3,187 Views 58 Comments

Natalie Marr looks at the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health problems

Employees: Why do Irish companies still see mental health issues as a sign of weakness?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Employees: Why do Irish companies still see mental health issues as a sign of weakness?

Jun 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 2,615 Views 42 Comments

Consultant psychiatrist Stephen McWilliams argues that employers need to do more to support the mental wellbeing of their staff

# stigma - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'
# Broken System
# Broken System

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

Mar 15th 2016, 1:12 PM 15,379 Views 12 Comments

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# stigma - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Ireland does not have official statistics on male domestic violence
# Stigma
# Stigma

Ireland does not have official statistics on male domestic violence

Nov 1st 2015, 7:00 PM 13,578 Views 99 Comments

In a response to a parliamentary question from Pearse Doherty the CSO said it did not have figures available.

# stigma - Monday 31 August, 2015

Schizophrenia is not a split personality - there are four main symptoms
# Opinion
# Opinion

Schizophrenia is not a split personality - there are four main symptoms

Aug 31st 2015, 10:00 PM 6,498 Views 95 Comments

Such phrases mean people with mental illnesses are less likely to seek the help they need, writes Stephen McWilliams.

# stigma - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Woman (26) ran London marathon with 'period blood running down her legs'
# Go With The Flow
# Go With The Flow

Woman (26) ran London marathon with 'period blood running down her legs'

Aug 9th 2015, 3:20 PM 122,305 Views 186 Comments

Kiran Gandhi helped raise €5,500 for a breast cancer charity.

# stigma - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Do you know someone with a 'secret' gambling problem?
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Do you know someone with a 'secret' gambling problem?

Jul 15th 2015, 6:30 PM 13,840 Views 27 Comments

“Technology has had a profound impact on gambling,” according the authors of a new Irish study.

# stigma - Thursday 4 June, 2015

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'
# Forget The Stigma
# Forget The Stigma

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'

Jun 4th 2015, 6:03 PM 12,819 Views 11 Comments

…but I wonder ‘What does dementia look like?’

# stigma - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe
# Stigma
# Stigma

Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe

May 13th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,882 Views 13 Comments

At least 21 EU States allow medical intervention on children to allocate sex at an early age.

# stigma - Saturday 2 May, 2015

German magazine prints cover with ink infused with HIV-positive blood
# Stigma
# Stigma

German magazine prints cover with ink infused with HIV-positive blood

May 2nd 2015, 6:10 PM 26,890 Views 41 Comments

The blood has been pasteurised to neutralise the virus so it poses no threat.

# stigma - Friday 27 March, 2015

Some people are talking sense about depression after Andreas Lubitz headlines
# Stigma
# Stigma

Some people are talking sense about depression after Andreas Lubitz headlines

Mar 27th 2015, 1:22 PM 26,209 Views 53 Comments

“Many of the greatest, most responsible people have been depressives.”

People are talking a lot of sense about depression on Twitter today
# Mental Health
From The Daily Edge
# Mental Health

People are talking a lot of sense about depression on Twitter today

Mar 27th 2015, 1:06 PM 5,418 Views 3 Comments

“Many of the greatest, most responsible people have been depressives.”

# stigma - Friday 9 January, 2015

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

Jan 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 582 Views 47 Comments

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

# stigma - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Opinion: Messages like this shouldn't be given to patients – depression isn't an 'embarrassing problem'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Messages like this shouldn't be given to patients – depression isn't an 'embarrassing problem'

Dec 14th 2014, 12:00 PM 85 Views 34 Comments

I came across this poster just last week in a GP waiting room and have to admit I was shocked, and so incredibly disappointed.

# stigma - Thursday 27 November, 2014

'We shouldn't be afraid to talk about suicide - it's the only way to understand it'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'We shouldn't be afraid to talk about suicide - it's the only way to understand it'

Nov 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,472 Views 14 Comments

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

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