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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

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.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m desperately reaching out for help… but where can I get it?’ Opinion

‘I’m desperately reaching out for help… but where can I get it?’

Despite being referred by my GP for a mental health problem, I could still have to wait for two months for specialist treatment.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot’s depression to investigators Andreas Lubitz

Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot’s depression to investigators

It included correspondence to his flight training school.

# mental-health - Sunday 29 March, 2015

‘Honest, courageous and inspiring’ – John Mooney speaks openly about his off-field struggles

The cricketer appeared on RTÉ’s Saturday Night show.

# mental-health - Friday 27 March, 2015

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

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

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

# mental-health - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act? Opinion

How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act?

Ireland has exceptionally high rates of male suicide, but it’s being met with a wall of silence.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more’ Opinion

‘When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more’

After struggling in silence for so long, the feeling of freedom that comes from talking openly about my eating disorder is indescribable.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Children put at ‘significant risk’ in Cork by State services Child Protection

Children put at ‘significant risk’ in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Often it’s the times when I most need support that I’m least able to talk’ Opinion

‘Often it’s the times when I most need support that I’m least able to talk’

Staying quiet about a mental health problem is the worst thing you can do, which is why a new campaign is being launched in out third level institutions.

# mental-health - Friday 20 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault Counselling

Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault

Tusla says that things are getting better in the area.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff Suicide Prevention

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff

Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘When I first started having panic attacks I had no idea what was going on’ Opinion

‘When I first started having panic attacks I had no idea what was going on’

‘You can’t let anxiety and fear hold you back, you have to get out there and live your life,’ writes Sara Delmer, who suffers from panic attacks.

# mental-health - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’ Dealing With Depression This post contains videos

‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’

Ryan Mangan is one of five young people representing Ireland at an international poetry festival.

# mental-health - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity Donal Walsh This post contains videos

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity

Kathleen Lynch has been paid undisclosed damages.

# mental-health - Friday 6 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders? Opinion

Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders?

Benzodiazepine use in Ireland is increasing, especially among women. But the perception of the drug as ‘mother’s little helper’ is an antiquated one.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people Northern Ireland

The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people

The legacy of the 30-year conflict still hangs over Northern Ireland.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Dr Eddie Murphy answers YOUR questions on mental health It's Good To Talk

AS IT HAPPENED: Dr Eddie Murphy answers YOUR questions on mental health

You sent us some great questions, so let’s see what the expert had to say…

From TheJournal.ie Dr Eddie Murphy will be in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your mental health questions It's Good To Talk

Dr Eddie Murphy will be in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your mental health questions

Dr Murphy will take part in a LIVE Q&A on mental health at our offices tomorrow.

# mental-health - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election Opinion

Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election

Mental health difficulties occur in every constituency, across every demographic. And it’s time proper attention was paid to the problem.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’ Opinion

‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

# mental-health - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo National Scandal

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

# mental-health - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Lax’ response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder Psychiatric Unit

‘Lax’ response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder

An inspection found a patient was not given the proper muscle relaxant before being shocked.

# mental-health - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn’t stop crying.’ Mental Health

‘Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn’t stop crying.’

It’s OK not to be OK. But you need to talk before it’s all too late, before you’ve broken hearts or – most importantly – broken yourself.

Cool runnings: Why Irishman Gary Seery is taking on one of the world’s toughest marathons

The Dubliner is hoping to raise €42,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I’m going to fight for my life’ Mental Health

‘Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I’m going to fight for my life’

I’ve learned that this should not be a private illness. You cannot fight mental health problems on your own in your room with your back against the door.

# mental-health - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

‘I was just spiralling, going deeper and deeper’ – ex-Derry City star reveals depression battle

At his lowest ebb, Liam Coyle said he considered taking his own life.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 February, 2015

How one Irishman went from contemplating suicide to cycling the world

Breifne Earley tells The42 about his extraordinary journey.

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