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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

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# mental-health - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘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

‘When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled’

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

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

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

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

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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.

“Problems feel smaller when you share them” – if you’re not feeling OK, let someone know

Last time we spoke about listening – now it’s time to talk.

# mental-health - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Christmas can be stressful – here are five ways to mind your mental health

With so much going on, it’s no surprise so many people find the festive period so stressful.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Mother of tragic Skeffington brothers: ‘They loved each other very much’

Shane Michael Skeffington killed his younger brother Brandon before taking his own life last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Psychiatric patients killed in hospital fire had been given tranquillisers

The epicentre of the fire was in a place where bedridden patients were sleeping – many having been given tranquillisers.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From The42 Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan opens up about attempted suicide in stunningly brave interview Mental Health This post contains videos

Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan opens up about attempted suicide in stunningly brave interview

‘The whole of Lismore were out looking for me… they found me in time, I suppose.’

# mental-health - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: ‘If you’re unstable, see a doctor – don’t become a priest’

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# mental-health - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From The42 Alan Quinlan: Sport’s attitude to mental health is changing Interview

Alan Quinlan: Sport’s attitude to mental health is changing

The former Ireland rugby international tells The42 that there is less of a stigma among athletes now.

# mental-health - Monday 2 November, 2015

In adult hospital wards, children with mental health issues face ‘extreme distress’

Vulnerable minors are not receiving the care and support they deserve, the children’s ombudsman has said.

# 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.