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# Mental Health

Last year
Opinion: Ireland relies heavily on the community and voluntary sector - it is at breaking point
Ivan Cooper
My life with ADHD: 'I'm so grateful for the diagnosis, I now have a user guide to myself'
Louisa Ní Éideáin
Education Minister pushes back against idea of 'Dublin allowance' for teachers
Parenting: 'I've realised that to raise resilient kids I need to practice what I preach'
Margaret Lynch
More homeless people in Irish psychiatric wards each year, despite admissions dropping overall
One in four primary school children report being cyber-bullied in the past year
Stephen Donnelly: We need to get ‘very serious’ about smartphones in schools
Child who was 'depressed anxious and suicidal' had to wait a year for mental health appointment
Therapist: It's been a summer of tragedy and loss for many young people
Monica Jackman
Over 580 people with mental health difficulties supported with housing last year
Fears for future of CAMHS workforce as Trinity cancels 'important' specialist nursing course
Opinion: Is it time to ban smart phones in schools?
Dr Catherine Conlon
Peter Flanagan: Curing my stage fright - with meditation, therapy and hypnosis
Peter Flanagan
Fiachna Ó Braonáin: Sinéad was a gifted, intelligent and sensitive soul - we will miss her
Fiachna Ó Braonáin
Audit finds most CAMHS patients have not been over-prescribed medication
Therapist: Don't let the social media feed of others' perfect holidays get you down
Maxine Walsh
Relationships: We say opposites attract but really they complement and complete one another
Richard Hogan
Prison committees flag serious concerns over inmate mental health
Some Irish prisoners facing waits of over two years to access mental health treatments
Pilot scheme offering free counselling for primary school children to be rolled out in September
Opinion: The consumer-driven concept of self-love has little to do with real self-respect
Niamh Jimenez
Opinion: Talking about mental health is fine but isn't it time we discussed mental illness?
Nicola Byrne
No funding being provided this year for development of more HSE eating disorder services
Opinion: Anxiety can impact both you and your child, but there are ways to get help
Bree O’Neill
Parenting: 'Learning the art of resting was a gamechanger for me'
Margaret Lynch
Almost 30% of children rate their mental health as 'not good' and need help to manage it
Eoghan Cleary: My teenage students understand the difference between gender and sex
Eoghan Cleary
Up to 70% of people in Irish prisons have mental health issues, says Prison Officers Association
Happy Pear apologise for 'unqualified' remarks linking antibiotics to depression on podcast
Govt summer priorities: Renters' rights, safe access zones, vaping rules and late-night pubs
Extract: 'I didn't see a future for myself then and never imagined I'd reach where I am today'
Jennifer Carroll
Opinion: 'Having a therapist who understands your race, sexuality and gender is important'
Niamh Jimenez
'I found myself looking into the mirror... feeling like I was looking at someone else'
‘I went up to training one Saturday morning and I just started roaring crying’
HSE chief concedes some children are still waiting too long to access mental health services
ISPCC chief: The CAMHS report came as no surprise to anyone caring for children in turmoil
John Church
'We're letting children drop off a cliff edge at age 18': Opposition hits out at CAMHS issues
IMO hits out at Donnelly's suggestion new consultant contract will bring 'consistency' to CAMHS
Donnelly says recruitment of youth mental health director will bring 'consistency' to CAMHS
Parent's frustration as boy lingers for over a year without mental health assessment