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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Saturday 13 May, 2017

From The42 'From a young age I've had dark thoughts. One day, I had enough, abandoned hope and was going to end the pain' Interview

'From a young age I've had dark thoughts. One day, I had enough, abandoned hope and was going to end the pain'

Irish hockey international Paul Gleghorne opens up to The42 on the mental health illness which saw him sink to the depths of despair. This is his journey back from the brink.

# mental-health - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'We didn't sugarcoat it, it's the harsh reality': Monaghan teens win top award for mental health project Mend A Mind This post contains videos

'We didn't sugarcoat it, it's the harsh reality': Monaghan teens win top award for mental health project

Students at Largy College in Clones chose mental health as their focus with the project Mend a Mind.

# mental-health - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House

Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.

Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'

If someone hadn’t noticed me, I would not be writing these words today, writes Neil Kelders.

Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life

The video was subsequently shared on Facebook and was viewed over 100,000 times.

# mental-health - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'

Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.

# mental-health - Monday 8 May, 2017

'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light

Well over 150,000 people took part in events this year, according to charity Pieta House.

Neil Lennon reveals battle with depression during Hibs' title-winning season

The 45-year-old has urged anyone suffering in silence to seek help.

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit

A 16-year-old patient spent the night in a chair at the adult psychiatric unit last week.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 May, 2017

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.

Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light

In over 100 towns and cities in Ireland, people will be walking as the sun rises this morning.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 Lennon's health all that matters, says Everton boss as ex-team-mates line up to offer their support Get Well Soon

Lennon's health all that matters, says Everton boss as ex-team-mates line up to offer their support

The English winger is being treated for a “stress-related illness” after being detained by police last weekend.

16-year-old patient spent the night on a chair at adult psychiatric unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association said staff at the hospital were extremely concerned at the incident.

Australian mother won't stand trial for killing eight children after being deemed of 'unsound mind'

The woman’s seven children and niece, aged between two and 14, were found stabbed to death at a home in 2014.

# mental-health - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'

An emotive letter from a concerned mother was read in the Dail today by Independent TD Mick Wallace.

# mental-health - Monday 1 May, 2017

Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'

Mental health issues are still not really understood by our society, writes Siobhán Brady.

'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue

Almost a fifth of people would delay seeking help for a mental health issue, due to the perceived stigma around them.

# mental-health - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment?

How are you feeling about your lot?

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# mental-health - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'

We have a long way to go in this country when it comes to our approach to mental health matters, writes Jen Ronan.

# mental-health - Friday 28 April, 2017

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'

Treating depression isn’t as simple as putting on a brave face, writes our final Darkness Into Light contributor.

# mental-health - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'I was going to end my life or I was going to get better. That was the choice I had'

Gary Seery turned to exercise to help him cope with anxiety and depression

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'The hallucinations were 100% real to me. But people were telling me there was nothing there'

At times it felt like there was no hope of recovery at all, writes Brian Scallan

# mental-health - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'

Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years

# mental-health - Monday 24 April, 2017

'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues

A group of students will vie for the title of Young Social Innovators 2017 at the Convention Centre in May.

# mental-health - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From The42 'When people said I should go talk to someone, I told them to shut up. I thought I was right but I was weak and lost' Life After Sport

'When people said I should go talk to someone, I told them to shut up. I thought I was right but I was weak and lost'

Athletics had battered, bruised and scarred David Gillick by the time he officially called it quits in June 2014 and the emotional crash of retirement sent him on a downward spiral.

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Cycling the roads of Ireland to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues

Cycle Against Suicide CEO and radio personality Colm Hayes talks to The42 ahead of this year’s cycle.

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# mental-health - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'We're not hiding anymore': Prince William and Lady Gaga talk about mental health Heads Together This post contains videos

'We're not hiding anymore': Prince William and Lady Gaga talk about mental health

The British royals are teaming up with some famous faces to raise awareness.

# mental-health - Monday 17 April, 2017

Prince Harry on how he eventually dealt with his feelings over Princess Diana's death

“My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum,” he said.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From The42 'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks Darkness Into Light

'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks

Mike Ross, who made his 150th appearance for the province last weekend, is out of contract at the end of the season.

# mental-health - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group

In one year, 47 practitioners asked one particular group for help with substance abuse, depression, and other issues.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From The42 Croker to Killimor: Galway GAA club partner with Pieta House for 186km fundraising cycle Fair Play

Croker to Killimor: Galway GAA club partner with Pieta House for 186km fundraising cycle

Over 80 people will take part in the cycle in aid of the club and suicide awareness charity on Saturday.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Anger management classes could help stem violence among young men

Call for services to better tackle the ‘changing culture of violence’ in Irish society.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise

A conference will be held next month to raise awareness of how to tackle self-harm.

# mental-health - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'

Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.

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