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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# World Mental Health Day

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# Mental Health
How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”
# Mental Health
More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year
There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.
# 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'
Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary.
# Feet up
9 feelgood documentaries on Netflix for World Mental Health Day
Take it easy, yeah?
12 little things you can do to be nice to yourself
Bressie: 'I ran away from dealing with my issues and lied to the people I loved'
The “sure it will all be grand” mentality, the “man up” mantra, the “snap out of it” attitudes repressing our emotions and it needs to end, writes Niall Breslin.
Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health
Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.
Column: The five steps to emotional well-being
Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.
# float on
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Column: 'A Migrant State of Mind’ – emigration and mental health
I emigrated from my native Sri Lanka to Ireland in a bid to find acceptance – but unfortunately the journey of a migrant does not end when they arrive on the shores of their new home, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.
Column: The power of the internet can help mental health
The internet provides a platform to promote positive mental health at an unprecedented scale while reaching out to those who need support through tough times, writes Derek Chambers.
# Mental Health
Survey: Majority of TDs believe funds for community mental health services should be 'ringfenced'
As World Mental Health Day is marked, the importance of services being retained in the upcoming Budget has been underlined.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish people be more open about mental health problems?
New initiatives are aiming to reduce the stigma around psychological issues. Do you think this is still a problem in Ireland?