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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Monday 1 May, 2017

'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.

Depression, stress and emigration: Why medical students need to talk about mental health

A new campaign is aiming to take away the stigma some people feel about discussing issues such as depression and suicide.

# mental-health - Friday 27 January, 2017

From The42 5 key points to keeping a healthy relationship with exercise Life Coach

5 key points to keeping a healthy relationship with exercise

‘It’s time to look beyond the abs and explore the relationships they are promoting to exercise instead,’ writes life coach Sarah Doyle.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'You are not alone': Irish women in London have been anonymously sharing their secrets

2,000 blank postcards were sent to Irish women across London to take part in the project.

# mental-health - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

Children's lives 'at risk' over lack of nationwide out-of-hours mental health services

That’s according to one TD who has released figures given to him by the HSE.

# mental-health - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 'I tried to kill myself several times': Ricky Hatton opens up about battle with depression Honest

'I tried to kill myself several times': Ricky Hatton opens up about battle with depression

The former boxer has urged boxing authorities to provide help for fighters.

# mental-health - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Cavan Footballer Alan O'Mara on Depression: 'Why couldn’t I enjoy my Christmas?'

We can all save a life by talking more about mental health, writes Alan O’Mara.

# mental-health - Monday 26 December, 2016

# mental-health - Thursday 22 December, 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.

'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.

# mental-health - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

8 little resolutions that will make a big difference to your mental health

It’s all about the Little Things.

# mental-health - Saturday 17 December, 2016

'I don't want any parent to experience what I did': Taxi man's crusading mission against suicide

Following his son’s death in 2008, Dan Connolly is dedicating his life to help others in a similar position.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From The42 Watch: Compelling speech from ex-inter-county star on how hurling helped in tough times Food For Thought This post contains videos

Watch: Compelling speech from ex-inter-county star on how hurling helped in tough times

Diarmuid ‘Gizzy’ Lyng was speaking at TEDx in Wexford.

# mental-health - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Price of mental health treatment can cost the same as 'average Dublin rent'

There have been calls to make psychotherapy accessible to all those who require it.

# mental-health - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The42 'People say 'how are you depressed, you're a footballer?' But you only live the life at the top' Interview

'People say 'how are you depressed, you're a footballer?' But you only live the life at the top'

Six months after walking away from football, Mikey Drennan opens up about the mental illness which turned his world upside down.

# mental-health - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Projects that help people 'out of their cages' threatened by a lack of funding

A report evaluated the work two of Ireland’s long-running community based mental health projects.