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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives Love Island

Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives

She also spoke of her mental health struggles since she left the villa in 2016.

'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling'

Expanding the availability of CBT in Ireland at primary care level, would provide better outcomes for many patients, writes Sean Byrne.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23 Speaking Out

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

# mental-health - Monday 18 June, 2018

Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction'

Hillery said that the current system is nothing short of a “disgrace”.

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

# mental-health - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'

Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.

# mental-health - Monday 4 June, 2018

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services'

A sibling writes about their brother’s experience of being suicidal and needing access to treatment.

# mental-health - Friday 25 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge Dwayne Johnson has been speaking why it was important for him to open up about his own battle with depression Dwayne Johnson

# mental-health - Sunday 20 May, 2018

CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children

Paul Gilligan said children now are very aware of the importance of doing well in their lives financially.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Recovering in St Pat's: 'I want my 9-year-old son to deal with things better than I did'

One service user shared his story today at the launch of a new five-year strategy.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

# mental-health - Monday 7 May, 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder: 'My emotions are overwhelming and almost impossible to regulate'

For me, BPD is constant work to find the middle ground, writes Lucie Kavanagh.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Mad, loony, mental, psycho or schizo': Behind every mental health diagnosis is a person

It could easily be you who needs someone to start a conversation in the future, writes Nicola Hampson.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.

# mental-health - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Artist and teacher Joe Caslin: 'Men don't really talk about how we feel - unless we're really inebriated' Mental Health This post contains videos

Artist and teacher Joe Caslin: 'Men don't really talk about how we feel - unless we're really inebriated'

We spoke to Joe at The Response Series Exhibition for Darkness into Light 2018.

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed

After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.

# mental-health - Friday 27 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Many people are praising RTÉ's documentary 'Young and Troubled' which looked at mental health services in Ireland Young And Troubled

Many people are praising RTÉ's documentary 'Young and Troubled' which looked at mental health services in Ireland

Bressie said it was immensely difficult to watch but it’s extremely important to face the issue.

# mental-health - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'It wasn't about anything that happened in my life, it was about the black hole'

Darkness Into Light volunteer and suicide survivor Rebecca McInerney shares her journey to recovery.

# mental-health - Monday 23 April, 2018

'I'm getting better about ignoring the black dog, I've locked him outside and I haven't fed him in years'

Stephen Considine shares how he went from attempted suicide to creating art to help others.

# mental-health - Friday 20 April, 2018

No door locks and 'risk of abuse': Serious concerns with many 24-hour mental health homes

Residents were unable to lock their bedroom doors in 77% of the 43 inspections.

# mental-health - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Mariah Carey has shared her experience of suffering from bipolar disorder II Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has shared her experience of suffering from bipolar disorder II

She told People Magazine that she was originally diagnosed in 2001.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From The42 'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness' Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

# mental-health - Monday 2 April, 2018

Why I became a counsellor: 'Mentally, I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson'

When I was younger, counselling was close to the last thing I would have considered, writes Danny McNeive.

From The Daily Edge "I was crying constantly": Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about his battle with depression The Rock

"I was crying constantly": Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about his battle with depression

Earlier this year, the actor spoke about his own mother’s suicide attempt.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Committing' the homeless during Storm Emma: An improper use of the Mental Health Act 2001?

In the past, archaic mental health laws and cases in this country have been tenuous, to say the least, writes Mairead Leen.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves

“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”

# mental-health - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn

Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.

# mental-health - Saturday 24 February, 2018

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Trump promises to tackle mental health, as he condemns Florida shooting as act of 'evil'

Meanwhile, the leader of a white nationalist militia has said gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# mental-health - Thursday 8 February, 2018

There was an increase in US suicides following the death of Robin Williams

The much-loved actor died by suicide in 2014.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress

Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Aware are educating Dublin taxi drivers so that they can discuss mental health with passengers Mental Health

# mental-health - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

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