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#Depression

# depression - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.

I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.

# depression - Saturday 22 November, 2014

How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?

The government has been focusing its attention on cyberbullying after high profile teen suicides but one clinical psychologist who works with troubled teens said it rarely contributes significantly.

# depression - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Marian Keyes says Marian Finucane pushed her on mental health in interview Marian V Marian

Marian Keyes says Marian Finucane pushed her on mental health in interview

The author appeared on Finucane’s show on Saturday.

# depression - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Score Murtough Ware: ‘On the outside I seemed perfect, on the inside I was going through hell’ Mental Health

Murtough Ware: ‘On the outside I seemed perfect, on the inside I was going through hell’

The Carlow footballer has opened up about his battle with borderline personality disorder, a battle that he continues to fight.

# depression - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Column: If long winter months fill you with dread, don’t suffer in silence Sad

Column: If long winter months fill you with dread, don’t suffer in silence

For most people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder, the symptoms will typically start in the autumn and continue into the winter months.

# depression - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall

I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.

# depression - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The Score Tackling mental health – ‘Shane Carthy was a winner last Thursday without stepping on a field’ Speaking Out

Tackling mental health – ‘Shane Carthy was a winner last Thursday without stepping on a field’

Colin Regan, the GAA’s Community & Health manager, speaks on the sporting lessons we can take from mental health week.

# depression - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun Safety Contract

School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun

The five-year-old was asked if she was “depressed” after pointing a crayon at another student and saying “pew pew”.

# depression - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here’s how many people were admitted to psychiatric units in Ireland last year

The Health Research Board released the figures today.

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don’t overlook older people’s mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

“Mortified, we hope it’ll be grand”: Enda speaks out on male depression

Men “tend to suffer in silence, or stubbornness”, the Taoiseach said today.

# depression - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Score ‘I just went completely blank’ – Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression Depression

‘I just went completely blank’ – Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression

“It was building up for the last couple of years. It got worse and worse in the six months previous to the Leinster final.”

# depression - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

# depression - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

Aware is a support service for people dealing with depression, it’s looking for volunteers.

# depression - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems

65% say mental health treatment is seen as a sign of failure.

# depression - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a ‘black dog’: An animated guide you really should watch

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# depression - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

# depression - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# depression - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Robin Williams’ death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.

Ask someone how they’re doing today, and listen – really listen – to the answer.

# depression - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better

The results could be good news for those suffering from nervous system disorders.

# depression - Sunday 3 August, 2014

# 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.

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