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Dublin: 17 °C Sunday 5 July, 2015

#Mental Health

# 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.

# 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.

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