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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event Before Sunrise This post contains videos

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event

All over the country (and overseas too) people got up ridiculously early to run for Pieta House.

# mental-health - Friday 6 May, 2016

Amid Dáil uncertainty, Clare Daly reads letter from woman whose sister died by suicide

Clare Daly tells the Dáil what is really going on in the lives of those in the real world.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy ECT

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy

Critics say it is “outdated”, but medical professionals say it works.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

'I never want to go back there again': Journalist Olivia O'Leary on her struggle with depression

At her lowest, O’Leary said she felt ‘helpless’.

# mental-health - Monday 2 May, 2016

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

# mental-health - Saturday 30 April, 2016

A Mayo man is starting a barefoot walk around Ireland tomorrow

Eamonn Keaveney hopes to raise money for mental health services – and break a world record – as he sets off on his journey.

# mental-health - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

# mental-health - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Anger after poor Dáil attendance during mental health debate

Last week, it emerged that €12 million of the €35 million ring-fenced for mental health in last year’s budget is to be diverted to other resources.

# mental-health - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month

Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

Many men struggle to cope with the challenges presented by middle age, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin.

# mental-health - Friday 8 April, 2016

Struggling to cope with work? Some tips on looking after yourself (and others)

Suicide or Survive CEO Caroline McGuigan offers simple, practical advice on making your workplace a more supportive space.

# mental-health - Monday 4 April, 2016

"If I had him back now, I'd hug him, then I'd smack him" - Mother whose son took his own life

Elaine Clear was speaking to Ray D’Arcy today.

# mental-health - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts: the human cost of the housing crisis

National suicide prevention charity Console says an increasing number of people with housing difficulties are seeking help to deal with mental health issues.

# mental-health - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘It brought out a lot of feelings in me – ones that I had put away for a long time’

Fuelled by anger and frustration after yet another injury, Munster’s Cathal Sheridan slipped into a dark place and found it hard to get out.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 March, 2016

‘A lot of young Irish people don’t see a future’: Blindboy gives powerful interview about suicide Channel 4 This post contains videos

‘A lot of young Irish people don’t see a future’: Blindboy gives powerful interview about suicide

The Rubberbandits member spoke about the suicide epidemic in Ireland.

From The42 ‘Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn’t enjoying anything I was doing’ Tackle Your Feelings This post contains videos

‘Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn’t enjoying anything I was doing’

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.

# mental-health - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Feeling a bit stressed? Here’s how to have a mindful Monday

Our top tips for getting to a good place this Easter Monday.

LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide

A new survey shows that LGBT teenagers have higher levels of anxiety and depression.

# mental-health - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The42 ‘Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing’: Jack McGrath on his brother’s suicide Mental Health

‘Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing’: Jack McGrath on his brother’s suicide

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.

‘So obsessed with publicity’: Outgoing Labour minister’s parting shot at Leo

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

# mental-health - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 March, 2016

This young woman’s powerful story about grief and suicide is going viral

“Those nights that I used to cry myself to sleep I held onto one thing; I held onto hope.”

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

‘Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help’ Broken System This post contains videos

‘Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help’

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Your handy guide to minding yourself this St Patrick’s Day

Put down that green face paint and read this.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord Blindboy Boatclub

The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord

Blindboy Boatclub showed them.

# mental-health - Friday 19 February, 2016

I’m going to reach my 16 stone goal. Not by being lazy, but with hard work and dedication

This week, Alan says he is looking forward to the Operation Transformation run in Phoenix Park this weekend.

# mental-health - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Bressie has made this front page news, but how loud do we have to shout?

Twenty years ago, mental health wasn’t even a policy issue – it wasn’t even talked about, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

# mental-health - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Family of Caoilte O’Broin hold ‘Anyone’s Brother’ candlelit vigil

The family say they want to stop families having no one to turn to.

# mental-health - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 54-year-old Frank Bruno won’t be granted licence for a boxing comeback False Start

54-year-old Frank Bruno won’t be granted licence for a boxing comeback

Comeback is a no-go, boxing bosses tell former world heavyweight champ.

# mental-health - Thursday 21 January, 2016

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the ‘epidemic of this generation’ Suicide This post contains videos

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the ‘epidemic of this generation’

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

# mental-health - Monday 18 January, 2016

Winter blues: are you feeling fed up today? Poll This post contains a poll

Winter blues: are you feeling fed up today?

According to a (questionable) calculation, the third Monday of January is the bleakest day of the year.

# mental-health - Thursday 7 January, 2016

The woman who was committed to an asylum after throwing tea at her husband

In 1917, Julia Caffrey Leonard was buried with a simple cross after over two decades in St Loman’s Psychiatric Hospital. Now, her great-granddaughter is campaigning to have her grave restored.

# mental-health - Friday 1 January, 2016

I have bad days like everyone else, but this is what helped with my depression

I was alone, no one could pull me out and I wasn’t strong enough to climb out myself, writes Karl Melvin.

# mental-health - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year… is it?’

Many look forward to Christmas and New Year as it is a time to reconnect with family, however, for others, it’s not so easy.

This Irish arts festival has helped get mental health on the national agenda

One of its founders tells us how they did it.

# mental-health - Monday 28 December, 2015

13 things mentally strong people don’t do

The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude.

# mental-health - Friday 25 December, 2015

Feeling down today? There are people you can talk to

Christmas can be a difficult time for people, but help is out there.

# mental-health - Monday 21 December, 2015

‘Everything changed when my Yorkshire Terrier, Pippa, came into my life’

Like many teenagers, my teenage years were some of the most difficult. Growing up, I struggled to find myself and tried countless times to be somebody that I just wasn’t supposed to be, writes Emma Vince.

Lifehack: Here’s how to change your thinking to help protect your mental health

Banish those negative thought spirals.