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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?

Apr 21st 2020, 9:23 AM 39,502 Views 74 Comments

The current situation is very difficult for a lot of people.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children
# National Study
# National Study

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children

Apr 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 51,809 Views 94 Comments

The findings were made as part of a new study into how Ireland is coping with Covid-19.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,412 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# mental-health - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

Apr 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 19,952 Views 28 Comments

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

# mental-health - Saturday 4 April, 2020

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

Apr 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,839 Views 3 Comments

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

# mental-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

Mar 31st 2020, 9:54 PM 5,617 Views 11 Comments

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

# mental-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

Mar 30th 2020, 12:40 PM 101,165 Views 154 Comments

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 27 March, 2020

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

Mar 27th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,876 Views 9 Comments

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Mar 25th 2020, 8:22 AM 31,895 Views 12 Comments

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

Mar 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,347 Views 98 Comments

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# mental-health - Monday 16 March, 2020

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak
# Mind Yourself
# Mind Yourself

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 1:01 PM 77,961 Views 43 Comments

The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.

# mental-health - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,398 Views 2 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

Feb 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 10,039 Views 17 Comments

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle
# Your Hometown
# Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

Feb 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,780 Views 4 Comments

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
# Syria
# Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,134 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs
# West Dublin
# West Dublin

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Jan 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 27,802 Views 55 Comments

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

# mental-health - Thursday 23 January, 2020

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:53 AM 426 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Jan 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 50,372 Views 10 Comments

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# mental-health - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog
# Inspection
# Inspection

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

Jan 6th 2020, 12:34 PM 15,366 Views 7 Comments

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail
# Sandra Fay
# Sandra Fay

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Jan 1st 2020, 7:00 PM 19,770 Views 35 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2019

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically
# Worrying Increase
# Worrying Increase

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 5,811 Views 14 Comments

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
# Drinking
# Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,363 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

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

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 9:15 AM 17,082 Views 9 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 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Dec 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,738 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# mental-health - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 43,935 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today
# Headline
# Headline

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today

Dec 4th 2019, 9:45 PM 7,573 Views 6 Comments

TheJournal.ie was also shortlisted for three other awards at the ceremony in Dublin.

# mental-health - Thursday 28 November, 2019

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

Nov 28th 2019, 2:57 PM 6,127 Views 10 Comments

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
# My World Survey
# My World Survey

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds

Nov 19th 2019, 9:19 AM 23,456 Views 74 Comments

That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 1 November, 2019

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

Nov 1st 2019, 3:11 PM 39,303 Views 78 Comments

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

# mental-health - Friday 25 October, 2019

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
# Prison Reform
# Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

Oct 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,193 Views 18 Comments

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

# mental-health - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears
# Central Mental Hospital
# Central Mental Hospital

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

Oct 24th 2019, 4:26 PM 15,466 Views 0 Comments

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

# mental-health - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide
# Dublin Coroner's Court
# Dublin Coroner's Court

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide

Oct 15th 2019, 5:02 PM 32,256 Views 10 Comments

The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.

# mental-health - 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 11,506 Views 13 Comments

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

# mental-health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,446 Views 15 Comments

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

Oct 10th 2019, 6:05 AM 5,770 Views 5 Comments

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'
# Post-natal Depression
# Post-natal Depression

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,489 Views 10 Comments

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

Oct 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,501 Views 38 Comments

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,133 Views 2 Comments

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

# mental-health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:54 AM 22,745 Views 23 Comments

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter
# Winter
# Winter

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter

Oct 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 19,512 Views 7 Comments

Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, shares some advice for anyone struggling.