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#Mental Health Services

# mental-health-services - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'
# World Suicide Prevention Day
# World Suicide Prevention Day

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'

Sep 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,782 Views 23 Comments

On World Suicide Prevention Day our reader details her struggles and experience of the Irish mental health services.

# mental-health-services - Sunday 13 October, 2019

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
# One-stop Shop
# One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

Oct 13th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,515 Views 13 Comments

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# mental-health-services - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:03 PM 5,847 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

# mental-health-services - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,018 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

# mental-health-services - Sunday 30 September, 2018

HSE spend on agency staff in mental health services rose €38m in last four years
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

HSE spend on agency staff in mental health services rose €38m in last four years

Sep 30th 2018, 12:22 PM 8,155 Views 19 Comments

Close to €13 million was spent in the first three months of this year on agency staff.

# mental-health-services - Friday 27 July, 2018

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

Jul 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,891 Views 18 Comments

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

# mental-health-services - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled
# Assessment
# Assessment

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled

Sep 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,092 Views 18 Comments

Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told

Sep 27th 2017, 8:17 PM 10,369 Views 25 Comments

There are 6,000 children waiting for primary care psychology appointments, the Dáil was told today.

# mental-health-services - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'
# Take Action
# Take Action

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 6,652 Views 8 Comments

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.

# mental-health-services - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'
# Failings
# Failings

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'

Sep 5th 2017, 7:59 PM 17,040 Views 17 Comments

A report was was commissioned into the services after allegations of sexual exploitation at one of its facilities.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'

Aug 16th 2017, 6:40 AM 7,682 Views 19 Comments

If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'

May 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 71,065 Views 56 Comments

An emotive letter from a concerned mother was read in the Dail today by Independent TD Mick Wallace.

# mental-health-services - 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 43,817 Views 31 Comments

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

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

Apr 27th 2016, 3:28 AM 101,815 Views 68 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

# mental-health-services - Monday 18 April, 2016

Report that mental health funding to be diverted to "more politically sensitive" areas condemned
# Diversionary Tactic
# Diversionary Tactic

Report that mental health funding to be diverted to "more politically sensitive" areas condemned

Apr 18th 2016, 2:22 PM 14,956 Views 32 Comments

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and Mental Health Reform have expressed their “dismay”.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:55 AM 12,571 Views 17 Comments

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

# mental-health-services - Monday 15 June, 2015

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill
# GP Care
# GP Care

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill

Jun 15th 2015, 9:48 AM 21,659 Views 43 Comments

There has been an office in place to administer the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive since February.

# mental-health-services - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Mental health facility still unsuitable after €1.2 million refurbishment
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Mental health facility still unsuitable after €1.2 million refurbishment

Apr 16th 2015, 4:22 PM 11,923 Views 10 Comments

An area of University Hospital Waterford was found to have “no seating area, no dining facility and no walkabout space”.

# mental-health-services - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'
# Funding
# Funding

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'

Nov 29th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,971 Views 73 Comments

The Mental Health Minister said occasionally wards would be full when beds were free.

# mental-health-services - Friday 31 October, 2014

Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks

Oct 31st 2014, 9:35 AM 11,995 Views 22 Comments

There was a vacancy in a children’s ward, but staff were unaware of it.

# mental-health-services - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health

Oct 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,719 Views 14 Comments

The pop-up radio station is live all this week.

# mental-health-services - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?
# Causes
# Causes

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?

Sep 30th 2014, 6:50 AM 3,337 Views 4 Comments

A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.

# mental-health-services - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

Jun 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 3,817 Views 4 Comments

The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users
# Outreach
# Outreach

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

Dec 25th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,023 Views 3 Comments

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

# mental-health-services - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression

Oct 18th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,883 Views 29 Comments

The survey showed 34 per cent believe they had been avoided or shunned because of their mental health problems.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD

Apr 25th 2012, 6:47 PM 3,626 Views 41 Comments

Suicidology organisation’s president and TD does concede that high rate of suicide among unemployed linked to those with psychiatric illness being less likely to have a job.

# mental-health-services - Friday 5 August, 2011

Column: Mentally ill patients don’t deserve to be locked up
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Mentally ill patients don’t deserve to be locked up

Aug 5th 2011, 7:33 AM 47 Views 2 Comments

Locking people alone in rooms isn’t a treatment for mental illness – so why are we still doing it, asks Orla Barry of Mental Health Reform.

# mental-health-services - Thursday 9 September, 2010

HSE's €103m budget overrun
# Health Fail
# Health Fail

HSE's €103m budget overrun

Sep 9th 2010, 5:10 PM 701 Views 1 Comment

Highest portion budget deficit recorded at HSE West.

# mental-health-services - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

Mental health services in freefall
# HSE Fail
# HSE Fail

Mental health services in freefall

Aug 11th 2010, 1:43 PM 416 Views 0 Comments

20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.