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Depression

# depression - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn’t fit into a sanitised sound bite

Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.

# depression - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: I’ve walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too

The last six years have been challenging, and the last 18 months even more so, but I’m looking forward to a very different future for me and my family.

# depression - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: I have a vision – I want to live in a world where depression is understood

Back at the beginning, the last thing in the world I wanted to accept was “that” label. In my mind, depression was something older people suffered from.

# depression - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business – and I was paralysed by depression

“Panic attacks can be a sign of depression and mental health issues and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me” – Niall Harbison on fighting two battles; illness and stigma.

# depression - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression

The tool offers immediate access to a lower-intensity intervention and is implemented through healthcare professionals.

# depression - Saturday 21 June, 2014

‘I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don’t judge myself’

There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.

# depression - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘One suicide within prison is too many’

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# depression - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

I want to put myself out there as walking proof that medication can, and does, work – and more that that, it’s vital for me to keep functioning.

# depression - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?

I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.

# depression - Sunday 8 June, 2014

VIDEO: What do you do to cheer yourself up?

Young people are being encourage to find one thing that cheers them up – and reach out to one good adult in a time of need.

# depression - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?

The recent story of two patients checking themselves out of psychiatric units days before taking their own lives is not a once-off.

# depression - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I’d be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up

After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.

# depression - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# depression - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days

I’m beginning to understand myself, to accept that it’s OK to feel sad, to feel angry, to feel scared. Nobody is happy all the time.

# depression - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.

# depression - Saturday 10 May, 2014

‘I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he’d be better off without me’

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

# depression - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Score Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness Mental Health

Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness

The NHL experienced a mental health crisis in 2011.

# depression - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From Business ETC BAN THE BANKS: There’s a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously So Long

BAN THE BANKS: There’s a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously

What do you think? Does it sound brilliant or crazy – or both?

# depression - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# depression - Monday 28 April, 2014

Time off due to stress and depression ‘costs Europe €94 billion a year’

A new survey has revealed that depression, stress, and burn out affects one-third of workers.

# depression - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Score Brick Walsh pays tribute to Wayne Hutchinson after depression struggle revealed Deise Comrades

Brick Walsh pays tribute to Wayne Hutchinson after depression struggle revealed

“I would have played with Wayne a lot, I’d know him well. You’d have to commend him.”

# depression - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Score Wayne Hutchinson: ‘I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.’ Speaking Out

Wayne Hutchinson: ‘I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.’

The Waterford GAA player shares his personal experience of living with depression.

# depression - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don’t get help

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# depression - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom

The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

From The Score New study reveals one in four professional footballers suffer from depression Mental Health

New study reveals one in four professional footballers suffer from depression

FIFPro have released their latest findings after surveying over 180 active professional players.

# depression - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# depression - Monday 17 March, 2014

Column: Mental health traffic lights (or, an easy way to answer ‘how are you?’)

Living with a mental illness means you sometimes lose your perspective and might not recognise the point at which you need help. To track this, I use a traffic light system, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Monday 10 February, 2014

Column: Living with someone who’s depressed is hard – partners need support too

The biggest learning curve my husband and I have taken from my mental health problems is that without communication, depression will win, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From The Score Ian Thorpe in rehab for depression, reveals manager Rehab

Ian Thorpe in rehab for depression, reveals manager

Former Olympic champion was found “dazed” on a Sydney street yesterday.

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

# depression - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Score Conor Cusack: ‘By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself’ Speaking Out

Conor Cusack: ‘By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself’

The former Cork hurler, a pioneer for addressing mental health issues, has opened up about his sexuality in a new blog post.

# depression - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life

I work full time, I have young kids, and I also have a mental illness. Living with depression is never going to be easy but I’m getting better – and that’s because I’m being open and unashamed about it, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Monday 13 January, 2014

Calls to St Patrick’s mental health support line up by almost one third

The service also saw an increase of 46 per cent in email enquiries in 2013.

# depression - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

# depression - Friday 27 December, 2013

From The Score ‘Rugby saved my life’: The Irishman who climbed off a London bridge and wound up in Brazil Hard Knocks

‘Rugby saved my life’: The Irishman who climbed off a London bridge and wound up in Brazil

Michael Finnegan never dreamed of living the life of a rugby coach, but here he is.

# depression - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today?

On Christmas Day, is there someone outside the family that you’ll be checking in on?

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

# depression - Monday 23 December, 2013

Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers

Study recommended that awareness of mental health issues be particularly targeted at young male teens.

# depression - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: For many this Christmas, loneliness will turn the minutes into hours

It has been a brutal, punishing year for many people across this country. As we enter a new year, let’s focus on one another again and take the responsibility to lead others through this darkness and out the other side, writes Gareth O’Callaghan.

# depression - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people “still hurting very much”

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

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