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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 28 March, 2015

#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

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.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why don’t we have big campaigns for mental health? Tip Of The Iceberg

Opinion: Why don’t we have big campaigns for mental health?

Why do people develop mental illnesses? Why are some more susceptible that others? What treatment is best? There’s still so much we don’t know – and we really need to find out.

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out over suicide attempt

The 35-year-old hopes to help others suffering from depression after revealing he attempted to take his own life in December.

Shane Carthy’s depression battle – ‘I just had this constant dark shadow in my way’

Things are looking up for the Dublin player after a difficult time in 2014.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Men are talking, but are we listening? Male Suicide

Opinion: Men are talking, but are we listening?

Five times more men than women are dying by suicide in Ireland today – why isn’t more being done to help?

# 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.

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