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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 11 June, 2021

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
# Dementia
# Dementia

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Fri 11:57 AM 5,098 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Tue 4:46 PM 10,056 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,014 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 May, 2021

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
# Treatment
# Treatment

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation

May 22nd 2021, 12:43 PM 13,974 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Health is looking at the role of patients’ relatives in mental health treatment and care.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,944 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# mental-health - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
# Clare Shine
From The42
# Clare Shine

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

May 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,284 Views 5 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 May, 2021

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,964 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health

May 4th 2021, 9:56 AM 47,663 Views 172 Comments

Hospital admissions of young people with a cannabis-related diagnosis increased by 300% between 2005 and 2017.

# mental-health - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,025 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,674 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,201 Views 40 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

# mental-health - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,630 Views 31 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 38,069 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it

Mar 27th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,440 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Peter Devers of Knock Counselling Centre says anger is one of the tricker emotions to navigate.

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'

Mar 27th 2021, 8:30 AM 8,366 Views 5 Comments

DLR Waves star Katie Burdis delves deeper into her mental health struggles, and stresses the importance of speaking up.

# mental-health - Friday 26 March, 2021

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,548 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 11,592 Views 10 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 March, 2021

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
# Quarter Glass Of Milk
From The42
# Quarter Glass Of Milk

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'

Mar 14th 2021, 7:12 AM 4,922 Views 1 Comment

‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’

# mental-health - Friday 12 March, 2021

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
# Covid Anniversary
# Covid Anniversary

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 17,884 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

# mental-health - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
# ESRI
# ESRI

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,303 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

# mental-health - Monday 8 March, 2021

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,974 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

# mental-health - Friday 5 March, 2021

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 13,978 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,130 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

# mental-health - Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,423 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 February, 2021

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears

Feb 4th 2021, 1:36 PM 10,493 Views 11 Comments

Minister Mary Butler told the Dáil today she was “especially concerned about the rise in eating disorders among girls and young women”.

# mental-health - Sunday 31 January, 2021

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,091 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

Jan 28th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,462 Views 29 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

# mental-health - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,506 Views 57 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

# mental-health - Thursday 21 January, 2021

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 18,745 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

# mental-health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,078 Views 7 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

# mental-health - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,150 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
# Mental Health Matters
From The42
# Mental Health Matters

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,463 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 24th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,159 Views 13 Comments

It’s no surprise that many people find the festive period to be a tough time.

# mental-health - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 17,288 Views 1 Comment

Therapist Liz O’Driscoll says it’s important to remember that Christmas is only a couple of days and that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

# mental-health - Friday 18 December, 2020

Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,472 Views 12 Comments

“The fact that we are still using handcuffs to restrain people sends out all the wrong messages,” according to the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE
# Sjog
# Sjog

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE

Dec 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 9,300 Views 8 Comments

Parents said they feel “stuck in the middle” between the two organisations.

# mental-health - Monday 14 December, 2020

Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health
# Little Mix
# Little Mix

Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health

Dec 14th 2020, 7:58 PM 68,063 Views 20 Comments

Little Mix rose to fame after winning the eighth season of The X Factor in 2011.

# mental-health - Friday 4 December, 2020

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns
# Alarming
# Alarming

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Dec 4th 2020, 10:54 AM 7,174 Views 6 Comments

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,242 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

# mental-health - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Nov 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,078 Views 20 Comments

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

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