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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds

Thu 6:05 AM 9,598 Views 6 Comments

Inspectors highlighted multiple serious risks and poor environments across five HSE approved centres in Cork.

# mental-health - Monday 20 June, 2022

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,521 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# mental-health - Friday 17 June, 2022

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,430 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Traveller protest at Leinster House highlights crisis in mental health

Jun 1st 2022, 8:04 AM 12,157 Views 0 Comments

Speakers told demonstrators they had been let down by promises made by successive governments.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 6,773 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

# mental-health - Sunday 29 May, 2022

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?

May 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,062 Views 15 Comments

What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity

May 25th 2022, 9:11 PM 7,152 Views 2 Comments

A HSE spokesperson said that in exceptional circumstances this may be in the best interest of the adolescent at that time.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

May 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,511 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 May, 2022

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,475 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,541 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care

May 8th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,132 Views 11 Comments

Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.

# mental-health - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2022, 3:46 PM 26,117 Views 10 Comments

The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# mental-health - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
# Govt To Do List
# Govt To Do List

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,532 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 9:10 AM 24,060 Views 2 Comments

“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024

Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,821 Views 6 Comments

Ireland currently has no facility like this for women experiencing severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy or after birth.

# mental-health - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,008 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,619 Views 1 Comment

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

# mental-health - Friday 11 February, 2022

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,599 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

# mental-health - Monday 7 February, 2022

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health

Feb 7th 2022, 10:58 AM 11,072 Views 27 Comments

The annual Irish Penal Reform Trust’s progress in the penal system report was published today.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
# Camhs
# Camhs

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,710 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.

# mental-health - Friday 28 January, 2022

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,208 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

# mental-health - Thursday 27 January, 2022

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

Jan 27th 2022, 3:44 PM 15,173 Views 14 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

# mental-health - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand
# ADHD
# ADHD

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand

Jan 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,432 Views 24 Comments

ADHD Ireland said it is “drowning” in calls from people asking about assessments and services.

# mental-health - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,867 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 57,383 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

# mental-health - Saturday 8 January, 2022

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims

Jan 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,801 Views 90 Comments
  • People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
  • Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
  • Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.

# mental-health - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres
# INspections
# INspections

Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres

Jan 6th 2022, 1:09 PM 10,327 Views 6 Comments

One centre failed to improve its overall compliance over a five-year period.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020

Dec 30th 2021, 11:02 AM 14,652 Views 8 Comments

The Mental Health Commission has said that there is no therapeutic benefit to restraints.

# mental-health - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'

Dec 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,068 Views 1 Comment

Hannah Looney’s mental health journey can be an example to all GAA players.

# mental-health - Friday 24 December, 2021

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period

Dec 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,089 Views 2 Comments

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,135 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

# mental-health - Friday 17 December, 2021

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres
# Cork
# Cork

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres

Dec 17th 2021, 1:02 PM 10,276 Views 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission carried out inspections at the two facilities.

# mental-health - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,765 Views 57 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study
# ESRI
# ESRI

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study

Dec 14th 2021, 6:50 AM 19,271 Views 20 Comments

The ESRI study shows that 22% of men and 32% of women aged 20 scored highly for symptoms of depression.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 November, 2021

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 58,358 Views 10 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,215 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,141 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

# mental-health - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study

Nov 16th 2021, 2:23 PM 9,410 Views 3 Comments

Researchers found that one in seven staff reported thinking of ending their life.

# mental-health - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'

Oct 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,886 Views 9 Comments

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,737 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

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