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#Depression

# depression - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
# Research
# Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,730 Views 23 Comments

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# depression - Thursday 13 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 2,652 Views 29 Comments

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

# depression - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 8:15 PM 10,352 Views 16 Comments

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

# depression - Thursday 29 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 29,533 Views 27 Comments

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

# depression - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
# Caring
# Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

Jun 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,161 Views 6 Comments

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# depression - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'I used to hold everything back. My shyness triggered depression and nearly killed me'
# Column
# Column

'I used to hold everything back. My shyness triggered depression and nearly killed me'

Jun 4th 2017, 7:30 PM 1,123 Views 17 Comments

For some people, shyness can lead to social anxiety and crippling depression, writes Brian Strahan.

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

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

Jun 4th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,830 Views 10 Comments

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

# depression - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression
# 'boxer' Moran
# 'boxer' Moran

'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression

May 20th 2017, 10:03 AM 21,916 Views 38 Comments

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran described his struggles in an emotional Late Late Show interview.

# depression - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'

May 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,169 Views 29 Comments

If someone hadn’t noticed me, I would not be writing these words today, writes Neil Kelders.

# depression - Monday 1 May, 2017

Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'

May 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 577 Views 17 Comments

Mental health issues are still not really understood by our society, writes Siobhán Brady.

# depression - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'

Apr 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 3,481 Views 61 Comments

We have a long way to go in this country when it comes to our approach to mental health matters, writes Jen Ronan.

# depression - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'
# Enigmatic
From The42
# Enigmatic

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'

Dec 29th 2016, 9:33 PM 18,465 Views 6 Comments

Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.

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

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

Dec 29th 2016, 12:53 PM 4,127 Views 2 Comments

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

# depression - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 27th 2016, 8:30 AM 677 Views 19 Comments

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

# depression - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Ex-Arsenal defender Eboue contemplated suicide during Fifa ban
# Depression
From The42
# Depression

Ex-Arsenal defender Eboue contemplated suicide during Fifa ban

Dec 22nd 2016, 11:18 PM 6,364 Views 2 Comments

The star has opened up about his struggle to cope with his suspension from football.

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research
# Lurkers
# Lurkers

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:17 PM 10,593 Views 20 Comments

People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.

# depression - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'
# Column
# Column

Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'

Dec 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 412 Views 20 Comments

Depression is, by its very nature, an inward-looking thing, talking to other people, opening up about what you are going through can only be helpful, writes Úna-Minh Kavanagh.

# depression - Sunday 4 December, 2016

'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients
# Psychedelics
# Psychedelics

'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients

Dec 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 19,745 Views 48 Comments

A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.

# depression - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study

Nov 1st 2016, 8:35 AM 10,501 Views 13 Comments

A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.

# depression - Friday 21 October, 2016

"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"
# Men's Shed
# Men's Shed

"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"

Oct 21st 2016, 6:01 AM 9,202 Views 12 Comments

Men’s Sheds have grown hugely in popularity in Ireland as safe, inclusive community spaces for men to go to.

# depression - Saturday 15 October, 2016

John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"

Oct 15th 2016, 6:00 PM 26,620 Views 34 Comments

John Connors talks about mental health, bare-knuckle boxing and Love/Hate.

# depression - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Depression the reason behind retirement, not my knee, says ex-Wales back row Powell
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

Depression the reason behind retirement, not my knee, says ex-Wales back row Powell

Oct 13th 2016, 8:57 AM 9,483 Views 3 Comments

‘It was tough but I’ve made the decision and it’s a lot of weight off my shoulders,’ says the Lions tourist.

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment
# Keep-well Trial
# Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

Oct 13th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,732 Views 18 Comments

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

# depression - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'
# Depression
# Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Sep 11th 2016, 8:30 AM 107 Views 8 Comments

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# depression - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Study finds a way of telling if you're depressed by what Instagram filter you use
# Social Mood
# Social Mood

Study finds a way of telling if you're depressed by what Instagram filter you use

Aug 27th 2016, 7:45 AM 10,156 Views 5 Comments

The study used data such as colour tones and facial analysis from 166 Instagram users.

# depression - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,545 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# depression - Friday 22 July, 2016

'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland
# Breakup
# Breakup

'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 20,815 Views 32 Comments

Although divorced people accounted for only 4% of all psychiatric admissions, they had the highest rate compared to married or single people.

# depression - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Gary Speed in Williams' thoughts ahead of Euro 2016 semi
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

Gary Speed in Williams' thoughts ahead of Euro 2016 semi

Jul 6th 2016, 12:12 AM 4,675 Views 4 Comments

The Dragons captain and boss Chris Coleman paid tribute to the nation’s former boss.

# depression - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'

Jun 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 3,145 Views 58 Comments

Natalie Marr looks at the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health problems

# depression - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

Jun 9th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,752 Views 37 Comments

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

# depression - Thursday 19 May, 2016

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

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

May 19th 2016, 1:23 PM 2,193 Views 144 Comments

‘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.

# depression - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression
# Psilocybin
# Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression

May 17th 2016, 12:20 PM 18,836 Views 89 Comments

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

# depression - Sunday 15 May, 2016

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

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

May 15th 2016, 7:30 AM 43,725 Views 31 Comments

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

# depression - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide
# Awareness
# Awareness

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide

Apr 24th 2016, 1:20 PM 48,066 Views 13 Comments

Judy Fitzgerald said her grief inspired her to help raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.

# depression - Thursday 14 April, 2016

VIDEO: If you break your arm, it is fixed but what happens when your mind is broken?
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

VIDEO: If you break your arm, it is fixed but what happens when your mind is broken?

Apr 14th 2016, 8:10 AM 1,192 Views 38 Comments

Doug Leddin’s powerful video message has been shared thousands of times since he posted it last night.

# depression - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Lad Bible apologises to Prison Break star over meme about weight gain
# Wentworth Miller
# Wentworth Miller

Lad Bible apologises to Prison Break star over meme about weight gain

Mar 29th 2016, 12:52 PM 51,143 Views 61 Comments

Actor Wentworth Miller said on social media that the pictures were taken while he was suffering from depression.

# depression - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'
# Broken System
# Broken System

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

Mar 15th 2016, 1:12 PM 15,366 Views 13 Comments

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# depression - Monday 29 February, 2016

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression

Feb 29th 2016, 9:53 AM 5,792 Views 4 Comments

The PSG captain also spoke about his omission from recent Brazil squads

# depression - Monday 15 February, 2016

Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression
# Help Yourself
# Help Yourself

Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression

Feb 15th 2016, 10:50 AM 8,816 Views 4 Comments

New research has found that consoling a child in virtual reality can help people be less critical of themselves and more positive.

# depression - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

54-year-old Frank Bruno won't be granted licence for a boxing comeback
# False Start
From The42
# False Start

54-year-old Frank Bruno won't be granted licence for a boxing comeback

Feb 2nd 2016, 3:02 PM 6,880 Views 11 Comments

Comeback is a no-go, boxing bosses tell former world heavyweight champ.