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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

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# mental-health - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Halloween event advertises ‘asylum’ attraction ‘filled with the crazy’

Mental Health Ireland said it hoped organisers had not intended to portray people with mental health difficulties in a negative way.

# mental-health - Friday 23 October, 2015

‘My illness does not define my relationship. I have schizophrenia and he loves me for who I am’

Nicola Hynds says her relationship is the same as any other, but because of her struggles with her mental health, she has to deal with the stigma.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Mary McEvoy: ‘When I’m at my worst, it’s like trying to stand up in quicksand’

Actress Mary McEvoy spoke about her difficulties with mental health as she relaunched the Irish branch of Recovery International.

# mental-health - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Four years after his suicide, Gary Speed’s family find support in Ireland

“We haven’t got any answers about Gary’s death, and we probably never will, but as a family we know that Console are always there and only a phone call away.”

# mental-health - Thursday 15 October, 2015

‘What does your man know about art?’: Brent Pope shows off his hidden passion

A new side to the former rugby player is being shown in a new documentary.

# mental-health - Monday 12 October, 2015

Not a fan of the dark evenings creeping in? Here’s how to get through the winter nights

The seasons are changing, days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting darker. It can really put your body out of sync, writes Abby Wynne.

Support for DJ Nikki Hayes as she opens up about mental health challenges

The Spin 1038 broadcaster has been tweeting about her mental breakdown.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Bressie: ‘I ran away from dealing with my issues and lied to the people I loved’

The “sure it will all be grand” mentality, the “man up” mantra, the “snap out of it” attitudes repressing our emotions and it needs to end, writes Niall Breslin.

# mental-health - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns

The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 October, 2015

From The42 ‘Players forced to retire are two & a half times more likely to report mental health problems’ Mental Health

‘Players forced to retire are two & a half times more likely to report mental health problems’

A new study in the European Journal of Sport Science shows professional rugby players need support especially if they’re forced to walk away from the sport.

# mental-health - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Short of breath? Have trouble sleeping and feel uneasy? You could have an anxiety disorder

We all have anxiety in our lives but when it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life it becomes a disorder, writes psychologist Leticia Gavin.

From The Daily Edge This kids’ t-shirt has gotten Next in a lot of bother on Twitter Happy Girls

This kids’ t-shirt has gotten Next in a lot of bother on Twitter

People were concerned that the slogan put out a negative message about mental illness.

# mental-health - Monday 21 September, 2015

Have a problem controlling your anger? Here are tips to keep it in check

Unable to express my feelings in a healthy way, I repressed the emotions and bottled them up until the next trigger emerged, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin, who has tips to help keep yours under control.

# mental-health - Sunday 20 September, 2015

‘She was kind and considerate. She never realised how much she was loved’

Carmel Lynch, whose daughter died by suicide earlier this month, has urged anyone with mental health issues to seek health.

‘I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide’ Macra Calendar This post contains images

‘I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide’

A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed ‘should never have been let out of hospital’

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

# mental-health - Thursday 10 September, 2015

‘Part of you wants to tell someone, but you’re afraid of their reaction so you keep it to yourself’

‘I’m not a mental health expert but I do know how it feels to be in a really dark place and how lonely it can be’, writes Marie Duffy.

Teen girl charged with “recklessly” encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life

18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Massachusetts last summer.

# mental-health - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who’s depressed Me And My Mate Jeffrey This post contains videos

Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who’s depressed

“It’s the most common illness in the country.”

# mental-health - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Bressie introduces his depression – his mate Jeffrey Start To Talk This post contains videos

Bressie introduces his depression – his mate Jeffrey

Lots of people have a black dog.

# mental-health - Monday 31 August, 2015

Schizophrenia is not a split personality – there are four main symptoms

Such phrases mean people with mental illnesses are less likely to seek the help they need, writes Stephen McWilliams.

# mental-health - Sunday 30 August, 2015

This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health

Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.

From The Daily Edge This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health Save Me

This girl’s tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health

Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.

# mental-health - Monday 10 August, 2015

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards

The practice can be “very frightening” for young people, according to one expert.

# mental-health - Monday 3 August, 2015

‘Fussy eater’ kids more likely to have mental health issues

This is the case with children who display severe or moderate selected eating.

# mental-health - Saturday 1 August, 2015

US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.

“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent,” said one expert.

# mental-health - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

This simple thing is helping men open up about suicide

It’s being hailed a breakthrough.

# mental-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Disney’s latest kids’ movie has people raving about how good it is

It’s a film that’s breaking ground when it comes to emotions.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

# mental-health - Saturday 18 July, 2015

From The42 The inspiring story behind one Irishman’s 490-day, 29,000km round-the-world cycle Interview

The inspiring story behind one Irishman’s 490-day, 29,000km round-the-world cycle

Breifne Earley chats to The42 about his incredible achievement.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# mental-health - Friday 3 July, 2015

From The42 McCaw: ‘I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn’t want to talk about it’ Legend

McCaw: ‘I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn’t want to talk about it’

The All Blacks captain says coming back from a concussion in 2004 was a difficult time.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

If you’ve got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one*

*Statistically speaking, it’s pretty likely.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 June, 2015

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

# mental-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

‘Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself’

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# mental-health - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 France centre Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt, depression and bulimia Candid

France centre Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt, depression and bulimia

The Toulon star lifts the lid on a difficult period in his life in a new autobiography.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The42 The inspiring story behind a man carrying a washing machine around Ireland Interview

The inspiring story behind a man carrying a washing machine around Ireland

Enda O’Doherty is the person underneath the five-stone domestic appliance.

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

# mental-health - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down

Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.