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#Mental Health

# 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.

# 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.

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