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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Monday 31 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Schizophrenia is not a split personality, there are four main symptoms Opinion

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

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

# mental-health - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health Save Me

This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health

Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.

From The Daily Edge This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health Save Me

This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health

Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.

# mental-health - Monday 10 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards Psychiatric Care

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards

The practice can be “very frightening” for young people, according to one expert.

# mental-health - Monday 3 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Fussy eater’ kids more likely to have mental health issues Bleugh

‘Fussy eater’ kids more likely to have mental health issues

This is the case with children who display severe or moderate selected eating.

# mental-health - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness. Violent Acts

US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.

“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent,” said one expert.

# mental-health - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This simple thing is helping men open up about suicide Mental Health

This simple thing is helping men open up about suicide

It’s being hailed a breakthrough.

# mental-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Disney’s latest kids’ movie has people raving about how good it is Inside Out

Disney’s latest kids’ movie has people raving about how good it is

It’s a film that’s breaking ground when it comes to emotions.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up Opinion

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives Self Harm

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

# mental-health - Saturday 18 July, 2015

The inspiring story behind one Irishman’s 490-day, 29,000km round-the-world cycle

Breifne Earley chats to The42 about his incredible achievement.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# mental-health - Friday 3 July, 2015

McCaw: ‘I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn’t want to talk about it’

The All Blacks captain says coming back from a concussion in 2004 was a difficult time.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If you’ve got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one* On Your Mind

If you’ve got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one*

*Statistically speaking, it’s pretty likely.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences Opinion

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

# mental-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself’ Suicide Prevention

‘Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself’

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# mental-health - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

France centre Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt, depression and bulimia

The Toulon star lifts the lid on a difficult period in his life in a new autobiography.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 June, 2015

The inspiring story behind a man carrying a washing machine around Ireland

Enda O’Doherty is the person underneath the five-stone domestic appliance.

From TheJournal.ie Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety Turn2Me

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

# mental-health - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down Dundrum

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down

Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.

# mental-health - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Forget your preconceptions – this is what social anxiety is really like Opinion

Forget your preconceptions – this is what social anxiety is really like

There are people who scoff at the mention of social anxiety, passing it off as being ‘introverted’ or ‘shy’. It is neither of these things.

# mental-health - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to ‘copycat’ deaths Press Council

Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to ‘copycat’ deaths

The Press Council of Ireland announce new code of practice relating to “excessive detail of the means of suicide”.

# mental-health - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What I’ve learned through my career as a counsellor Opinion

What I’ve learned through my career as a counsellor

People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.

‘I couldn’t see a way out. My intention was to end my life’, says former snooker champion

Willie Thorne has revealed he attempted suicide last year after racking up a reported £1m in gambling debts.

# mental-health - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm Opinion

Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm

It is estimated that over 60,000 thoughts flow through our mind every day (and most of them are repeats).

# mental-health - Monday 4 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Borderline personality disorder is incredibly complex – it rarely affects two people in the same way Column

Borderline personality disorder is incredibly complex – it rarely affects two people in the same way

I felt like an amp turned up to eleven, while everyone around me was playing at a steady volume of six.

# mental-health - Sunday 26 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Minding your Mental Health: advice and tips for teens and their parents Opinion

Minding your Mental Health: advice and tips for teens and their parents

Teenagers are exposed to and experience a range of challenges which can have significant and adverse effects on their mental wellbeing.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me Opinion

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

# mental-health - Monday 20 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tubridy says online bullies can ‘hunt down children like a pack of dogs’ Mental Health

Tubridy says online bullies can ‘hunt down children like a pack of dogs’

Childline answered over 1,200 calls every day in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland’s young people Early Intervention

Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland’s young people

The new research shows more males are seeking help than before.

# mental-health - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long? Opinion

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

# mental-health - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she’d be ‘hatcheted in the face’ Death Threats

Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she’d be ‘hatcheted in the face’

Lorraine Higgins was also told she should have been aborted.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story Opinion

What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story

I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.

‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’

Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.

# mental-health - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘There is an attempt to muzzle us’: Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit Cork

‘There is an attempt to muzzle us’: Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit

Leo Varadkar said he will look into the issue.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’ Mental Health

‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’

Pippa Newcomb writes about how an eating disorder took over her life from the age of 14.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide Suicide Crisis

Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

Ex-England star Jason Robinson considered suicide

The former player was speaking in an ITV documentary about his life, which will be broadcast on Tuesday

# mental-health - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What is it like to live with bipolar disorder? Opinion

What is it like to live with bipolar disorder?

Stigma and misinformation surrounding bipolar disorder is lessening, but many people still don’t understand the realities of the condition.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tips to keep your mental health in check while dealing with cancer

Tips to keep your mental health in check while dealing with cancer

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has devised 10 tips on how to best cope with a diagnosis of cancer.

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