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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

# mental-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday Covid-19

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 27 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality Coronavirus

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds Mental Health

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# mental-health - Monday 16 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak Mind Yourself

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak

The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others Mental Health

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services Vision For Change

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs West Dublin

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

# mental-health - Thursday 23 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health Health 2.0

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# mental-health - Monday 6 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog Inspection

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail Sandra Fay

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically Worrying Increase

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person' Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays Be Kind To Yourself

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# mental-health - Friday 6 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today Headline

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today

TheJournal.ie was also shortlisted for three other awards at the ceremony in Dublin.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services Mental Health

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds My World Survey

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds

That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 1 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking' Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

# mental-health - Friday 25 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears Central Mental Hospital

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide Dublin Coroner's Court

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide

The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# mental-health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

From TheJournal.ie More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year Mental Health

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital' Post-natal Depression

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

From TheJournal.ie 'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness' Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# mental-health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK Mental Health

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter Winter

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter

Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, shares some advice for anyone struggling.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# mental-health - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# mental-health - Saturday 31 August, 2019

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room

Alan Bradley chats to The42 about ‘Grounds for Concern’.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts Not Hiring

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

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