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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years

Charity Bodywhys said that a large number seeking help 10 years on have never accessed any form of treatment.

# mental-health - Monday 7 August, 2017

'I think the act of being there and just listening is a very powerful thing'

Charity Aware are looking for 40 new volunteers to meet with growing demand for the service.

# mental-health - Friday 4 August, 2017

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work

That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'Where was her humanity?' US woman (20) to serve 15 months in jail over boyfriend's suicide

Michelle Carter urged her boyfriend to kill himself.

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.

From The Daily Edge Justin Bieber has addressed why he quit his world tour with an emotional open letter on Instagram Purpose

Justin Bieber has addressed why he quit his world tour with an emotional open letter on Instagram

“I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable so that I can be the man I want to be”

# mental-health - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# mental-health - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Dublin man sets off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in bid to climb each continent's highest mountain

Derek Mahon from Dublin climbed Mount Everest in 2014.

# mental-health - Friday 21 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Reaction to Chester Bennington's death show little change in attitudes to men's mental health Mental Health

Reaction to Chester Bennington's death show little change in attitudes to men's mental health

Progress has been made, but there’s a long way to go

# mental-health - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness

Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.

# mental-health - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From The42 'It's important to have male role models promoting wellness' - St Pat's announce partnership with Pieta House Mental Health

'It's important to have male role models promoting wellness' - St Pat's announce partnership with Pieta House

Pieta House provides free counselling services to people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

# mental-health - Friday 14 July, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

# mental-health - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you

Headline Ireland named TheJournal.ie as its Voice 2017 recipient for highlighting mental health experiences.

# mental-health - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'

Three years after first picking up a rugby ball, Hannah Tyrrell hopes to be part of Ireland’s squad for next month’s World Cup. She tells The42 about her recovery from an eating disorder which overshadowed her teenage years and how sport helped her on the road to recovery.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# mental-health - Friday 7 July, 2017

'It's totally unacceptable': 44 children admitted to adult mental health units so far this year

The Mental Health Commission released its annual report today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# mental-health - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts

They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.

# mental-health - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Teen mental health: 'The first time I was admitted, albeit voluntarily, I was absolutely terrified'

Our teen suicide rate is the 4th highest in the EU but I’m not surprised, writes Natalie Marr.

HSE admits Navan day service not up-and-running fully after unit closure

A local councillor said mental health is being “ignored” and patients are suffering as a result.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'We're in crisis': Wexford mayor fights to fix the county's mental health problems

Mayor Frank Staples wrote to the Minister for Health outlining his concerns for his community.

# mental-health - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'

The case was brought to the attention of the Minister for Mental Health and the Taoiseach’s office.

# mental-health - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# mental-health - Monday 12 June, 2017

Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination

A consultant psychiatrist said termination was “not the solution for all the child’s problems at this stage”.

# mental-health - Monday 5 June, 2017

Kerry has one of Ireland's highest rates of suicide - will the government's 'action plan' help?

The outgoing Kerry coroner is critical of the government’s new plan to reduce suicides in Kerry.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality

Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

# mental-health - Monday 29 May, 2017

From The42 ‘Back then people wouldn't touch you with a bargepole because they thought you were f***ing crazy’ Speaking Out

‘Back then people wouldn't touch you with a bargepole because they thought you were f***ing crazy’

James Chambers speaks about his distinguished League of Ireland career, learning from Wes Hoolahan, his struggles with mental health and last year’s move to Philadelphia.

Public holidays are the busiest time for self-harm cases in Ireland

An average of 32 incidents of self-harm cases were presented in hospitals on public holidays.

In 2014, a quarter of all sick days at the National Museum were stress-related

The National Museum of Ireland has been accused of harbouring a culture of bullying and intimidation.

# mental-health - Friday 26 May, 2017

Poll: Do you try to include something positive in your day every day? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you try to include something positive in your day every day?

Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Nurses 'disappointed and angry' after talks to save youth mental health beds collapse

Beds at the child and adolescent mental health services unit at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin have not been refilled due to staff shortages.

From The42 'Where's this nutter going with the washing machine?' - a Waterford man and his unique climb of Kilimanjaro Carrying The Load

'Where's this nutter going with the washing machine?' - a Waterford man and his unique climb of Kilimanjaro

Enda O’Doherty aims to climb 19,340 ft summit next month to raise awareness about mental health.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack

An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.

# mental-health - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# mental-health - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Suicide rates are falling - but how can we get them to zero?

We need to improve the services that look after children with mental health difficulties, a leading Irish expert in mental health care says.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

'Mental health is part of us all; We’ve all been heartbroken, we’ve all had moments of glory'

This is the best advice I can give to someone going through a difficult time, writes Barbara Brennan.

# mental-health - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''

Packie Bonner wants more people to recognise the symptoms of bladder cancer.

# mental-health - Monday 15 May, 2017

Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty

Only 58% of Dubliners are willing to work with someone with a mental health difficulty

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