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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Anxiety

This year
'I derailed myself. Didn’t have control of my mind. I was an emotional wreck' - Keith Earls
Ireland winger opens up about mental struggles in television interview.
Extract: Colman Noctor's 4-7 Zone - 'it turns out moderation is key'
The psychotherapist shares an extract from his new book, which encourages the reader to sit with their stress, understand it and re-wire their responses.
Opinion: Anxiety can impact both you and your child, but there are ways to get help
Bree O’Neill of the ISPCC discusses anxiety in children and the reasons behind it. She has some help on offer.
Last year
Therapist: Back-to-school anxiety is real for many pupils this week - here's how you can help
Susi Lodola writes about what causes anxiety in children, how to identify it and what you parents and guardians can do to help.
Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
All time
Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.
‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed
The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, was pulled in 2019.
'The best thing for my wellbeing is that I withdraw' - Osaka pulls out of French Open
Osaka has withdrawn amidst the furore caused by her boycott of media duties, and opened up on her battle with depression.
Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn
The Psychological Society of Ireland has said that young people are being badly affected by the pandemic.
'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak
The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.
'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'
The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.
Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.
'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'
Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.
Opinion: CBT and improv helped me to conquer my social anxiety (people-terror)
‘I’ve failed job interviews, turned down opportunities and ruined relationships because of anxiety’, writes Stephen Buggy.
HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009
In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.
'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues
More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.
The Cheeky Girls reveal battle with anorexia, anxiety and depression at the height of their fame
The dynamic duo spoke out on the dark side of their fame.
'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'
Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.
Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children
Paul Gilligan said children now are very aware of the importance of doing well in their lives financially.
Scientists have found a way to flip the fear and courage switches in the brain
Authors of a new study say this development could help people who suffer from phobias, anxiety and PTSD.
Ryan Reynolds says he often hides his anxiety disorder behind his sense of humour
‘I’ve always had anxiety.’
Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation
One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.
Panic attacks: 'The walls seemed to close in and I didn't know what was happening'
I was petrified on a daily basis. I didn’t want to go into town or go to a shop, writes Val Robus.
Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'
In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.
'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers
Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.
Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'
Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.
Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own
This can be a stressful time of year for the whole family. But we’ve got some expert tips for dealing with it.
Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'
Instead of attacking your anxiety like the enemy, you have to work with it, dealing with both the physical and the emotional symptoms, writes Caroline Foran.
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.
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.
'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients
A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.
'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.
Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears
Former intercounty player James Masters claims the man who punched him during the 2010 match had repeatedly called him a “pig” prior to the assault.
Living with France's terror threat: 'You can avoid busy areas, but you'll die of boredom'
“We are afraid but we can’t stop living. The wariness is always there.”
18 photos that will make every Irish person anxious
Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis speaks to three young people living with mental health conditions.
LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide
A new survey shows that LGBT teenagers have higher levels of anxiety and depression.
Be silly, have fun and don't worry what you look like
Silence that inner giraffe – or whoever tells you to stay quiet.
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?’”