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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday's News

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'

20 hours ago 24,579 Views 9 Comments

Jamie Hagan spoke with disarming honesty on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres
# Trauma
# Trauma

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres

22 hours ago 7,157 Views 5 Comments

The practice involves handcuffs, or devices and garments that stop a person moving.

# mental-health - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
# Mike Ryan
# Mike Ryan

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic

Sep 21st 2022, 11:42 AM 15,552 Views 9 Comments

The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

# mental-health - Monday 12 September, 2022

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life

Sep 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 37,563 Views 95 Comments

Over eight in ten are also ‘fearful for the future’.

# mental-health - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
# Research
# Research

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'

Sep 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 24,949 Views 10 Comments

A new study led by UCD suggests the possibility of earlier intervention and even prevention of the illnesses.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Down golfer Mehaffey taking 'time away to get the help I need'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

Down golfer Mehaffey taking 'time away to get the help I need'

Aug 27th 2022, 4:20 PM 7,539 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old released a powerful statement this afternoon.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 August, 2022

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
# Callout
# Callout

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer

Aug 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,120 Views 1 Comment

The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.

# mental-health - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
# Aware
# Aware

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns

Aug 7th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,110 Views 4 Comments

There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

# mental-health - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants
# Head First
# Head First

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants

Jul 26th 2022, 8:04 AM 29,023 Views 21 Comments

Ecotherapy – therapeutic intervention through nature – is known to boost people’s mood.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,560 Views 9 Comments

Decreased visiting opportunities were a major issue for most respondents.

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Steven Reid: 'Really tough, you're talking about real severe anxiety, stress, panic attacks'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Steven Reid: 'Really tough, you're talking about real severe anxiety, stress, panic attacks'

Jul 19th 2022, 3:13 PM 6,365 Views 1 Comment

Reid departed his coaching role with Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support
# Neurodiversity
# Neurodiversity

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support

Jul 10th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,219 Views 27 Comments

Ken Kilbride says society needs to move change its thinking in relation to ADHD.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds

Jun 30th 2022, 6:05 AM 9,699 Views 6 Comments

Inspectors highlighted multiple serious risks and poor environments across five HSE approved centres in Cork.

# mental-health - Monday 20 June, 2022

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,561 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# mental-health - Friday 17 June, 2022

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,482 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health

Jun 1st 2022, 8:04 AM 12,186 Views 0 Comments

Speakers told demonstrators they had been let down by promises made by successive governments.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 7,019 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

# mental-health - Sunday 29 May, 2022

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?

May 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,260 Views 15 Comments

What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity

May 25th 2022, 9:11 PM 7,192 Views 2 Comments

A HSE spokesperson said that in exceptional circumstances this may be in the best interest of the adolescent at that time.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

May 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,542 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 May, 2022

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,567 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,561 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care

May 8th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,306 Views 11 Comments

Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.

# mental-health - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2022, 3:46 PM 26,146 Views 10 Comments

The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# mental-health - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
# Govt To Do List
# Govt To Do List

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,578 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 9:10 AM 24,143 Views 2 Comments

“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024

Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,895 Views 6 Comments

Ireland currently has no facility like this for women experiencing severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy or after birth.

# mental-health - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,039 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,650 Views 0 Comments

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

# mental-health - Friday 11 February, 2022

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,630 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

# mental-health - Monday 7 February, 2022

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health

Feb 7th 2022, 10:58 AM 11,089 Views 27 Comments

The annual Irish Penal Reform Trust’s progress in the penal system report was published today.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
# Camhs
# Camhs

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,780 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.

# mental-health - Friday 28 January, 2022

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,225 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

# mental-health - Thursday 27 January, 2022

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

Jan 27th 2022, 3:44 PM 15,196 Views 14 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand
# ADHD
# ADHD

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand

Jan 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,561 Views 24 Comments

ADHD Ireland said it is “drowning” in calls from people asking about assessments and services.

# mental-health - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,893 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 57,451 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 January, 2022

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims

Jan 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,943 Views 90 Comments
  • People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
  • Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
  • Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres
# INspections
# INspections

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres

Jan 6th 2022, 1:09 PM 10,354 Views 6 Comments

One centre failed to improve its overall compliance over a five-year period.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020

Dec 30th 2021, 11:02 AM 14,679 Views 8 Comments

The Mental Health Commission has said that there is no therapeutic benefit to restraints.

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