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Depression

# 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.

# depression - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Christmas pressures cause spike in demand for mental health services

One mental health charity has seen a 20 per cent jump in visits to its site in December alone.

# depression - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Would you pledge to keep watch over one vulnerable person this month?

One in four Irish people experience mental health issues – campaign asks that people commit to provide support to someone they know who might need it.

# depression - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Conor Cusack to give talk about depression at UCC

The former Cork hurling star recently spoke out about how depression has affected his life.

# depression - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

“There were no warning signs”: Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems

Clarke, whose son Andrew died by suicide last year, been speaking to TV3 about the issue, and is calling for more funding to be made available for an awareness campaign.

# depression - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

# depression - Monday 4 November, 2013

RTE presenter John Murray talks frankly about his depression

The RTE Radio One presenter returned to his 9am radio slot today and spoke to listeners about how badly he had been affected by the illness.

# depression - Thursday 31 October, 2013

“I was thinking of killing myself 24 hours a day,” – Irish personalities talk about depression

A host of Irish celebrities have opened up to TV3 about their battles with depression.

# depression - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: Conor Cusack speaks openly about his depression in Prime Time interview Depression

VIDEO: Conor Cusack speaks openly about his depression in Prime Time interview

The former Cork hurler wrote at length about his personal battle earlier this week.

# depression - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Student reveals “devastating” effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest

Samantha Goudie was dubbed ‘Vodka Samm’ after her own drunken tweeting of her arrest.

# depression - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

# depression - Monday 9 September, 2013

Tom Lenihan: Dad broke down in tears when I told him I was depressed

The former finance minister’s son has said that, as student union president at Trinity College, he will be encouraging students to talk about their problems and seek help.

# depression - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Column: Being self-aware is the key to good mental health

The last five years of my life have been transformational. And I know in my heart that none of what I have achieved would have come about if I hadn’t taken the brave step to become self-aware, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# depression - Sunday 28 July, 2013

How exercise can help treat depression and anxiety

The debate around the effectiveness of working out on mental health continues – but it can be at least a part of treatment for some people.

# depression - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Column: Without love and support, I would be dead or broke or in the gutter

Living with undiagnosed bipolar disorder will bring you though dark times, but understanding from received from loved ones can give hope and stability, writes Ciaran Behan.

# depression - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action

We should be thinking about how we are going to solve Ireland’s problem with suicide -and the first step is trying to communicate, writes Dr Gary McDonald.

# depression - Monday 17 June, 2013

Lack of awareness of mental health services is causing people more suffering

A study by the Dean Clinic in Cork also found that “more and more people are now prioritising their mental health”.

# depression - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Column: Now, more than ever, we need to Mind Our Men

Today is a day for appreciating and spoiling the men in our lives – but, with the rate of male suicide in Ireland continuing to rise, we also need to look out for their mental health now more than ever, writes Joan Freeman.

# depression - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Concerns over use of electroshock therapy on non-consenting patients ECT

Concerns over use of electroshock therapy on non-consenting patients

A patient must consent to the treatment, but if they decide against it a decision can be overridden by two psychiatrists.

# depression - Sunday 9 June, 2013

How a Rose of Tralee escort (and contestant) are gathering stories about depression

A new Facebook campaign is asking people to share their stories about how they got through depression.

# depression - Friday 31 May, 2013

Official figures suggest slight fall in number of suicides in 2012

CSO data records 507 suicides for the year 2012 – but one charity says the figures don’t give the full picture.

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