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# depression - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch
# Hope And Cope
# Hope And Cope

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch

Sep 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,397 Views 13 Comments

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# depression - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year
# Suicide
# Suicide

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

Sep 4th 2014, 8:00 PM 552 Views 54 Comments

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

# depression - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Aug 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,708 Views 15 Comments

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# depression - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Robin Williams' death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Robin Williams' death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.

Aug 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 41 Views 26 Comments

Ask someone how they’re doing today, and listen – really listen – to the answer.

# depression - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better
# Insane In The Brain
# Insane In The Brain

Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better

Aug 7th 2014, 12:05 PM 6,852 Views 15 Comments

The results could be good news for those suffering from nervous system disorders.

# depression - Sunday 3 August, 2014

"I miss him, but it's okay." - 10-year-old girl talks about her dad who died by suicide
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

"I miss him, but it's okay." - 10-year-old girl talks about her dad who died by suicide

Aug 3rd 2014, 5:52 PM 33,629 Views 10 Comments

Andy Morgan died on New Year’s Eve in 2010.

# depression - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite
# Living With Mental Illness
# Living With Mental Illness

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite

Jul 19th 2014, 12:00 PM 380 Views 59 Comments

Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.

# depression - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: I've walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: I've walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too

Jul 13th 2014, 12:00 PM 194 Views 11 Comments

The last six years have been challenging, and the last 18 months even more so, but I’m looking forward to a very different future for me and my family.

# depression - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: I have a vision – I want to live in a world where depression is understood
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: I have a vision – I want to live in a world where depression is understood

Jul 12th 2014, 7:00 PM 81 Views 67 Comments

Back at the beginning, the last thing in the world I wanted to accept was “that” label. In my mind, depression was something older people suffered from.

# depression - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression
# Depression
# Depression

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression

Jul 5th 2014, 7:00 PM 448 Views 36 Comments

“Panic attacks can be a sign of depression and mental health issues and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me” – Niall Harbison on fighting two battles; illness and stigma.

# depression - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression

Jun 25th 2014, 9:18 PM 11,562 Views 13 Comments

The tool offers immediate access to a lower-intensity intervention and is implemented through healthcare professionals.

# depression - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don't judge myself'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don't judge myself'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 12,321 Views 11 Comments

There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.

# depression - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,539 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# depression - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

Jun 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 129 Views 57 Comments

I want to put myself out there as walking proof that medication can, and does, work – and more that that, it’s vital for me to keep functioning.

# depression - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?

Jun 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,829 Views 111 Comments

I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.

# depression - Sunday 8 June, 2014

VIDEO: What do you do to cheer yourself up?
# One Good Adult
# One Good Adult

VIDEO: What do you do to cheer yourself up?

Jun 8th 2014, 11:00 AM 17,064 Views 52 Comments

Young people are being encourage to find one thing that cheers them up – and reach out to one good adult in a time of need.

# depression - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?

Jun 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 40 Views 38 Comments

The recent story of two patients checking themselves out of psychiatric units days before taking their own lives is not a once-off.

# depression - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up
# Green Ribbon Campaign
# Green Ribbon Campaign

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up

May 24th 2014, 7:00 PM 91 Views 10 Comments

After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.

# depression - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
# Take Care
# Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,600 Views 8 Comments

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# depression - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days
# Depression
# Depression

Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days

May 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 145 Views 10 Comments

I’m beginning to understand myself, to accept that it’s OK to feel sad, to feel angry, to feel scared. Nobody is happy all the time.

# depression - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

May 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 2,575 Views 67 Comments

Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.

# depression - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'
# Support Needed
# Support Needed

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'

May 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 22,389 Views 24 Comments

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

# depression - Friday 9 May, 2014

Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness

May 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,384 Views 1 Comment

The NHL experienced a mental health crisis in 2011.

# depression - Saturday 3 May, 2014

BAN THE BANKS: There's a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously
# So Long
# So Long

BAN THE BANKS: There's a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously

May 3rd 2014, 9:15 AM 19,374 Views 51 Comments

What do you think? Does it sound brilliant or crazy – or both?

# depression - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

Apr 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 10,298 Views 82 Comments

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# depression - Monday 28 April, 2014

Time off due to stress and depression 'costs Europe €94 billion a year'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Time off due to stress and depression 'costs Europe €94 billion a year'

Apr 28th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,863 Views 9 Comments

A new survey has revealed that depression, stress, and burn out affects one-third of workers.

# depression - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Brick Walsh pays tribute to Wayne Hutchinson after depression struggle revealed
# Deise Comrades
From The42
# Deise Comrades

Brick Walsh pays tribute to Wayne Hutchinson after depression struggle revealed

Apr 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,470 Views 0 Comments

“I would have played with Wayne a lot, I’d know him well. You’d have to commend him.”

# depression - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Wayne Hutchinson: 'I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Wayne Hutchinson: 'I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.'

Apr 8th 2014, 5:06 PM 114,117 Views 95 Comments

The Waterford GAA player shares his personal experience of living with depression.

# depression - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
# Recovery
# Recovery

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

Apr 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,293 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# depression - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom
# Wayne Rooney
# Wayne Rooney

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 69 Views 48 Comments

The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

New study reveals one in four professional footballers suffer from depression
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

New study reveals one in four professional footballers suffer from depression

Apr 3rd 2014, 5:00 PM 12,203 Views 22 Comments

FIFPro have released their latest findings after surveying over 180 active professional players.

# depression - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure
# Five Years On
# Five Years On

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Apr 1st 2014, 1:22 PM 17,165 Views 35 Comments

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# depression - Monday 17 March, 2014

Column: Mental health traffic lights (or, an easy way to answer 'how are you?')
# Keeping Healthy
# Keeping Healthy

Column: Mental health traffic lights (or, an easy way to answer 'how are you?')

Mar 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,298 Views 18 Comments

Living with a mental illness means you sometimes lose your perspective and might not recognise the point at which you need help. To track this, I use a traffic light system, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Monday 10 February, 2014

Column: Living with someone who's depressed is hard – partners need support too
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Column: Living with someone who's depressed is hard – partners need support too

Feb 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,970 Views 22 Comments

The biggest learning curve my husband and I have taken from my mental health problems is that without communication, depression will win, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Ian Thorpe in rehab for depression, reveals manager
# Rehab
From The42
# Rehab

Ian Thorpe in rehab for depression, reveals manager

Feb 4th 2014, 9:15 AM 2,883 Views 2 Comments

Former Olympic champion was found “dazed” on a Sydney street yesterday.

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

Feb 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,509 Views 38 Comments

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

# depression - Monday 27 January, 2014

Conor Cusack: 'By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Conor Cusack: 'By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself'

Jan 27th 2014, 5:53 PM 35,501 Views 29 Comments

The former Cork hurler, a pioneer for addressing mental health issues, has opened up about his sexuality in a new blog post.

# depression - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,779 Views 70 Comments

I work full time, I have young kids, and I also have a mental illness. Living with depression is never going to be easy but I’m getting better – and that’s because I’m being open and unashamed about it, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# depression - Monday 13 January, 2014

Calls to St Patrick's mental health support line up by almost one third
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Calls to St Patrick's mental health support line up by almost one third

Jan 13th 2014, 9:55 AM 6,244 Views 42 Comments

The service also saw an increase of 46 per cent in email enquiries in 2013.

# depression - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas
# Help
# Help

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Jan 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,230 Views 13 Comments

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.