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# mental-health - Friday 10 June, 2016

Mental health: 'Shocking' report finds patients secluded for two days at a time

Seclusion is a standard practice in mental health treatments, but should be used “as a last resort only”.

# mental-health - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

# mental-health - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent

The removal of the money caused anger among mental health campaigners.

# mental-health - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder... and trying to have more good days than bad

Courtney Smyth is a student at IADT in psychology and was diagnosed with BPD last year after spending five weeks in St Patrick’s Hospital.

# mental-health - Friday 3 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge This viral Facebook post makes an excellent point about mental health Mental Health

This viral Facebook post makes an excellent point about mental health

“Not all illness can be cured with fresh air and sunshine.”

# mental-health - Monday 30 May, 2016

Ever thought about cutting back on alcohol? Here are some tips to help this bank holiday

Pace yourself so you can enjoy the whole weekend.

# mental-health - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From The42 The former Irish international rider who this week opened up about his depression Rough Ride

The former Irish international rider who this week opened up about his depression

Daniel Stewart has walked away from the sport for now.

Poll: Are you comfortable talking about your mental health? Your Say This post contains a poll

This green ribbon is opening up talk about mental health in Ireland

Several events are being held to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 Leave time in your routine to work on your mindset as well as your fitness Column

Leave time in your routine to work on your mindset as well as your fitness

Get creative, set yourself goals and enjoy the outdoors while the weather is good, writes David Last.

'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'

‘We’ve come on in leaps and bounds when it comes to conversations around mental health but we are still so ANTI antidepressants, it’s depressing,” writes Rosemary MacCabe.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression

A small trial has found that a compound made from the mushrooms helped people with treatment-resistant depression.

# mental-health - Sunday 15 May, 2016

When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left

At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.

Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis

TheJournal.ie speaks to three young people living with mental health conditions.

# mental-health - Friday 13 May, 2016

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment

New stats from the HSE about the first two months of the year have shown an improvement in the area.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Here's what the government plans to do about housing and mental health

They’re two major crises. Here’s how they’ll be tackled.

'See you in two minutes, ma': A 15-year-old boy's last words to his mother

Linda Allen describes the harrowing experience of losing her teenage son to suicide.

# 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.

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