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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From The42 'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised' Closer Look

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

# mental-health - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From The42 'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel' Noggin

'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel'

Professional rugby players Conor and Kieran Joyce tell us why they formed Noggin Sport.

# mental-health - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From The42 'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues' Opening Up

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings

The hoodie debuted during London Fashion Week.

# mental-health - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The Daily Edge What little thing should you do for yourself to ease the Sunday Fear? Little Things

# mental-health - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

# mental-health - Monday 4 February, 2019

INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'

INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.

# mental-health - Saturday 2 February, 2019

A Dublin man has reached South America's highest peak, after being forced to turn back last year

Mahon is doing the climb to raise awareness for the mental health charity Grow

# mental-health - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Celebrities' refusal to associate with 2016 mental health initiative shows the strides we've since made Heads Together

# mental-health - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout

Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.

# mental-health - Saturday 19 January, 2019

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.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The42 Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message Socceroos This post contains videos

Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message

Awer Mabil’s story is an interesting one – as is his unique goal celebration.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see' Not About The Bike

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

From The42 'Just don't give up': Finnegan living proof that there is always a better day ahead Mental Health

'Just don't give up': Finnegan living proof that there is always a better day ahead

Mick Finnegan has an invaluable tale to pass on to anyone struggling with mental health.

More than 80 patients in five years had to travel abroad for mental health services

The majority of these patients would have travelled to the UK for treatment in a residential setting.

# mental-health - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health First Fortnight This post contains videos

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health

Alan O’Mara is hosting a Real Talks discussion with members of the female Dublin All Ireland football as part of the First Fortnight mental health and arts festival.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From The42 'I am off work due to my mental health state': Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths clarifies absence Statement

'I am off work due to my mental health state': Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths clarifies absence

The Scotland international has taken a step away from football to address issues in his personal life.

# mental-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes Lough Ramor This post contains videos

'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes

We went along with a youth group and some members of Inland Fisheries Ireland to see why these trips are important.

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline Mental Health This post contains videos

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the festive period

Christmas can be a stressful time. Here’s some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.

# mental-health - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend Pete Davidson

There was a big reaction to Pete Davidson's appearance on SNL this weekend

The comedian has spoken publicly about his struggles with mental health.

# mental-health - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

# mental-health - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

# mental-health - Friday 30 November, 2018

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

# mental-health - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

# mental-health - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# mental-health - Monday 19 November, 2018

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# mental-health - Sunday 4 November, 2018

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me' Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

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