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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I thought my eating disorder gave me control, but it was really controlling me Mental Health

Opinion: I thought my eating disorder gave me control, but it was really controlling me

Talking to people is so important – keeping everything bottled up inside only leads to disaster.

# mental-health - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How to pick the right therapist for you Advice

How to pick the right therapist for you

People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.

From Business ETC The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces Reach Out

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces

Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.

# mental-health - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A person who suffers from anxiety can’t just ‘get over it’ – it’s not that simple Anxiety

Opinion: A person who suffers from anxiety can’t just ‘get over it’ – it’s not that simple

Being a little more accepting of somebody with anxiety problems could make it a little easier for them to deal with it themselves.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Peter Coonan stars in new advert for suicide prevention Fly The Flag

Peter Coonan stars in new advert for suicide prevention

The actor has played roles in RTÉ’s ‘Love/ Hate’ and ‘The Guarantee’.

# mental-health - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On the surface, I had accepted that I was bipolar – but I now realise I was in denial Bipolar Disorder

Opinion: On the surface, I had accepted that I was bipolar – but I now realise I was in denial

Recovering from a psychotic episode takes time, hard work and support. However, the absolute hardest part for me was truly accepting that I have a mental illness.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These six teenagers want to change the way we see mental health Turnover Project

These six teenagers want to change the way we see mental health

Their website aims to point young people in the direction of valuable resources.

# mental-health - Friday 9 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma? Mental Health

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

# mental-health - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding? Opinion

Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?

Hoarding is far from rare, and yet it remains largely misunderstood.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself Opinion

Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself

Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why getting enough sleep is vital – and how to get it Littlethings

Why getting enough sleep is vital – and how to get it

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you little things to help keep your mental health in check.

# mental-health - Friday 2 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Let’s get physical – it will get you mentally fit this year too Littlethings

Let’s get physical – it will get you mentally fit this year too

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: My New Year’s resolution? To no longer be ashamed. Mental Health

Opinion: My New Year’s resolution? To no longer be ashamed.

This year, I have decided to try to no longer be ashamed of suffering from mental health problems.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why you need a ‘mindfulness minute’ in your life Littlethings

Why you need a ‘mindfulness minute’ in your life

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don’t feel that I can stop Substance Abuse

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don’t feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes? First Fortnight

Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes?

First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health music festival, starts today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year Littlethings

Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide Littlethings

How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a growing pro self-harm movement and it’s worrying mental health experts Scars

There’s a growing pro self-harm movement and it’s worrying mental health experts

It is estimated that at least 100,000 people are self-harming in Ireland every year.

# mental-health - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014 Over To You

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

# mental-health - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How your food is affecting your mood Littlethings

How your food is affecting your mood

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas Littlethings

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Friday 26 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Top tips on staying connected for good mental wellbeing Littlethings

Top tips on staying connected for good mental wellbeing

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen Christmas

If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen

Christmas can be the worst time of the year for some – but there is help out there.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘This is an article by someone with bipolar disorder… by someone just like you.’ Column

‘This is an article by someone with bipolar disorder… by someone just like you.’

There are normal people everywhere suffering every day from this disorder. You probably know some. You don’t think so? My friends didn’t think they did, either.

# mental-health - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant” Inspection Reports

Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant”

The “unpleasant” area is described as being “very small and concreted” with a “rusting shed for shelter”.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Messages like this shouldn’t be given to patients – depression isn’t an ‘embarrassing problem’ Mental Health

Opinion: Messages like this shouldn’t be given to patients – depression isn’t an ‘embarrassing problem’

I came across this poster just last week in a GP waiting room and have to admit I was shocked, and so incredibly disappointed.

# mental-health - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’ Not Good Enough

‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# mental-health - Monday 8 December, 2014

Here’s how one GAA club is promoting health and mental wellbeing

18 clubs, including Castleblayney Faughs, currently participate in the GAA Healthy Club Project.

# mental-health - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland Mental Health

Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland

It has taken me a long time not to see myself as a ‘failure’ for having this illness.

# mental-health - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

John Mooney: ‘I will do everything to make sure this illness doesn’t take me away from my future’

The Irish cricketer was diagnosed with depression almost three years ago.

# mental-health - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy Mental Health
From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Lynch: ‘I’ve visited mental health centres, there are very few issues’ Funding

Kathleen Lynch: ‘I’ve visited mental health centres, there are very few issues’

The Mental Health Minister said occasionally wards would be full when beds were free.

# mental-health - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units State Care

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# mental-health - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish HSE Service Plan

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death? Mental Health

Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death?

Suicide is the most preventable cause of death if people will talk and we can listen.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’ Mental Health

‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

# mental-health - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk. Mental Health

Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.

I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

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