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# mental-health - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
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Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Wed 3:37 PM 10,574 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary
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'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary

Oct 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 32,552 Views 3 Comments

Former Galway hurler Niall Donohue took his own life in 2013.

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
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HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

Sep 21st 2021, 1:41 PM 10,301 Views 4 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood
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Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood

Sep 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 16,054 Views 14 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams says mental health difficulties should be taken into consideration as we emerge from the past 18 months of trauma.

# mental-health - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year
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Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year

Sep 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,765 Views 0 Comments

Samaritans Ireland’s 2020 report is launching today ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 September, 2021

‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed
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‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed

Sep 4th 2021, 11:57 AM 78,526 Views 47 Comments

The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, was pulled in 2019.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
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One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 12,947 Views 28 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’
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Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’

Aug 24th 2021, 1:19 PM 9,249 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is calling for an immediate increase of 300 acute adult psychiatric inpatient beds.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''
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'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:19 PM 4,735 Views 10 Comments

Renowned Irish sports psychologist Enda McNutly this could lead to a major shift in how mental health matters are treated.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
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Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Jul 28th 2021, 2:33 PM 26,182 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
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'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement

Jul 14th 2021, 12:01 PM 265,204 Views 11 Comments

The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.

# mental-health - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
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'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,414 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
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Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 15,032 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 July, 2021

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
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'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients

Jul 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 17,234 Views 10 Comments

2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.

# mental-health - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say
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Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say

Jun 29th 2021, 12:41 PM 7,262 Views 7 Comments

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has published a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
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Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,430 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
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97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 21,908 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# mental-health - Friday 11 June, 2021

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
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Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,464 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
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No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,202 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
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'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,117 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 May, 2021

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
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'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation

May 22nd 2021, 12:43 PM 14,134 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Health is looking at the role of patients’ relatives in mental health treatment and care.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland From TheJournal.ie

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,037 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# mental-health - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
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‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

May 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,204 Views 5 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 May, 2021

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
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FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,075 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health
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Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health

May 4th 2021, 9:56 AM 48,127 Views 173 Comments

Hospital admissions of young people with a cannabis-related diagnosis increased by 300% between 2005 and 2017.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
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Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,332 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
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'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,934 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
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Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,330 Views 39 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

# mental-health - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
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Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,755 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
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Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 38,106 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it
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Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it

Mar 27th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,601 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Peter Devers of Knock Counselling Centre says anger is one of the tricker emotions to navigate.

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'
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'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'

Mar 27th 2021, 8:30 AM 8,438 Views 5 Comments

DLR Waves star Katie Burdis delves deeper into her mental health struggles, and stresses the importance of speaking up.

# mental-health - Friday 26 March, 2021

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
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People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,623 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
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Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 11,838 Views 11 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 March, 2021

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
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'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'

Mar 14th 2021, 7:12 AM 5,187 Views 1 Comment

‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’

# mental-health - Friday 12 March, 2021

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
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Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,004 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

# mental-health - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
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Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,404 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

# mental-health - Monday 8 March, 2021

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
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International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,018 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

# mental-health - Friday 5 March, 2021

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
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Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 14,537 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
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'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,215 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

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