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#Mental Illness

# mental-illness - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression
# Mental Illness
From The42
# Mental Illness

'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression

Jan 9th 2019, 7:24 PM 11,429 Views 5 Comments

The Italian goalkeeper says he once missed a match due to a panic attack.

# mental-illness - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
# BEHIND THE WALLS
# BEHIND THE WALLS

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Apr 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,470 Views 14 Comments

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# mental-illness - Monday 30 October, 2017

Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?
# First Aid
# First Aid

Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?

Oct 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,944 Views 23 Comments

Last year, Ireland became one of the most recent countries to launch an official mental health first aid training programme, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams.

# mental-illness - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Experiences of acute mental illness: 'I just wasn’t there'
# Column
# Column

Experiences of acute mental illness: 'I just wasn’t there'

Oct 15th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,466 Views 4 Comments

Photovoice was developed by two researchers in the 1990s as a tool for giving voice to groups who have been traditionally marginalised, writes Dr Maria Quinlan.

# mental-illness - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'
# A Letter To My Dad
# A Letter To My Dad

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,262 Views 55 Comments

This is a letter to my father, on how his disease has affected me, and how much I love him.

# mental-illness - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Column: 'I live with schizophrenia without taking any medication, but I'm an exception'
# Medication Nation
# Medication Nation

Column: 'I live with schizophrenia without taking any medication, but I'm an exception'

Feb 19th 2017, 9:00 PM 12,327 Views 26 Comments

People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.

# mental-illness - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'One patient told me she overheard a member of staff referring to her as "just a psychiatric case"'
# Column
# Column

'One patient told me she overheard a member of staff referring to her as "just a psychiatric case"'

Jan 29th 2017, 12:00 PM 766 Views 15 Comments

Our health service must place a greater priority on the physical healthcare needs of people with mental illness, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams.

# mental-illness - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums
# Asylums
# Asylums

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

Jan 14th 2017, 9:00 PM 45,501 Views 38 Comments

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'
# Column
# Column

Christmas with depression: 'Even putting on clothes can be hard when there’s a lingering dark cloud'

Dec 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 412 Views 20 Comments

Depression is, by its very nature, an inward-looking thing, talking to other people, opening up about what you are going through can only be helpful, writes Úna-Minh Kavanagh.

# mental-illness - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'

Jun 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 3,154 Views 57 Comments

Natalie Marr looks at the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health problems

# mental-illness - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Shooting suspect with 'Martian master race' manifesto arrested at White House
# Kyle Odom
# Kyle Odom

Shooting suspect with 'Martian master race' manifesto arrested at White House

Mar 9th 2016, 9:20 PM 15,168 Views 20 Comments

Kyle Odom, a former Marine from Idaho, has a history of mental illness.

# mental-illness - Sunday 15 November, 2015

People are thanking The Rock for opening up about his depression
# The Rock
From The Daily Edge
# The Rock

People are thanking The Rock for opening up about his depression

Nov 15th 2015, 11:31 AM 4,824 Views 4 Comments

“I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.’”

# mental-illness - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting

Oct 3rd 2015, 4:01 PM 13,821 Views 92 Comments

The presidential hopeful said he felt that mental health issues were the bigger issue.

# mental-illness - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

This kids' t-shirt has gotten Next in a lot of bother on Twitter
# Happy Girls
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Girls

This kids' t-shirt has gotten Next in a lot of bother on Twitter

Sep 30th 2015, 11:19 AM 7,727 Views 6 Comments

People were concerned that the slogan put out a negative message about mental illness.

# mental-illness - Saturday 1 August, 2015

US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.
# Violent Acts
# Violent Acts

US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.

Aug 1st 2015, 3:00 PM 9,170 Views 28 Comments

“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent,” said one expert.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"

Jun 16th 2015, 6:23 PM 37,511 Views 53 Comments

The man, who has a chronic mental illness, was jailed for harassing a couple.

# mental-illness - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Do you think schools should ban homework to reduce depression? One UK school is thinking about it
# Stress
# Stress

Do you think schools should ban homework to reduce depression? One UK school is thinking about it

Jun 6th 2015, 1:34 PM 16,570 Views 61 Comments

The school is also introducing meditation classes and giving students further to walk between lessons.

# mental-illness - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?
# Tip Of The Iceberg
# Tip Of The Iceberg

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?

Feb 5th 2015, 3:00 PM 198 Views 43 Comments

Why do people develop mental illnesses? Why are some more susceptible that others? What treatment is best? There’s still so much we don’t know – and we really need to find out.

# mental-illness - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree': Even paradise is no escape from mental illness
# Calm On The Surface
From The42
# Calm On The Surface

'No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree': Even paradise is no escape from mental illness

Dec 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 34,700 Views 23 Comments

Sean Nee suffers from depression and anxiety. Some days are great, but on the bad days even the ideal surroundings cannot tip the scales.

# mental-illness - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland

Dec 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 453 Views 11 Comments

It has taken me a long time not to see myself as a ‘failure’ for having this illness.

# mental-illness - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Opinion: We've seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: We've seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.

Nov 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 240 Views 44 Comments

I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.

# mental-illness - Saturday 22 November, 2014

How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?
# Depression
# Depression

How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:30 PM 9,166 Views 7 Comments

The government has been focusing its attention on cyberbullying after high profile teen suicides but one clinical psychologist who works with troubled teens said it rarely contributes significantly.

# mental-illness - Monday 29 September, 2014

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student
# Gruesome
# Gruesome

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Sep 29th 2014, 10:30 PM 26,695 Views 2 Comments

Luka Rocco Magnotta had fled to Europe after the killing, and was recognised in a Berlin internet café.

# mental-illness - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch
# Hope And Cope
# Hope And Cope

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch

Sep 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,397 Views 13 Comments

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Robin Williams' death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Robin Williams' death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.

Aug 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 41 Views 26 Comments

Ask someone how they’re doing today, and listen – really listen – to the answer.

# mental-illness - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up
# Green Ribbon Campaign
# Green Ribbon Campaign

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up

May 24th 2014, 7:00 PM 91 Views 10 Comments

After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.

# mental-illness - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.

May 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 367 Views 7 Comments

I have bipolar disorder and have been assigned a nurse to talk with. I have kept one promise from the first day I went to visit her: no lies, none.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

Apr 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 10,299 Views 82 Comments

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# mental-illness - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Column: Cinema's enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good
# Mental Health In Film
# Mental Health In Film

Column: Cinema's enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good

Apr 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,918 Views 18 Comments

Negative and inaccurate depictions of those living with mental health problems has led to misunderstanding and fear, but there is hope on the horizon.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
# Care Order
# Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

Mar 18th 2014, 9:10 AM 8,859 Views 27 Comments

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# mental-illness - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,782 Views 70 Comments

I work full time, I have young kids, and I also have a mental illness. Living with depression is never going to be easy but I’m getting better – and that’s because I’m being open and unashamed about it, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# mental-illness - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: People using mental health services should be active participants in their own care
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: People using mental health services should be active participants in their own care

Nov 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 77 Views 32 Comments

We need recovery-oriented services for mental health which involves the input not just of doctors, but of the individual and the community, writes Dr Shari McDaid.

# mental-illness - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 118 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# mental-illness - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Column: The power of the internet can help mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The power of the internet can help mental health

Oct 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 48 Views 19 Comments

The internet provides a platform to promote positive mental health at an unprecedented scale while reaching out to those who need support through tough times, writes Derek Chambers.

# mental-illness - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak

Oct 9th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,167 Views 17 Comments

The SFA is urging employers in small businesses to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

# mental-illness - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Column: Now, more than ever, we need to Mind Our Men
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Now, more than ever, we need to Mind Our Men

Jun 16th 2013, 8:15 AM 52 Views 28 Comments

Today is a day for appreciating and spoiling the men in our lives – but, with the rate of male suicide in Ireland continuing to rise, we also need to look out for their mental health now more than ever, writes Joan Freeman.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Column: Depression thrives on secrecy and isolation – it’s time to speak out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Depression thrives on secrecy and isolation – it’s time to speak out

May 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 689 Views 56 Comments

Depression is a terrible burden to carry alone. If you have depression, start small by telling a few close friends about your illness – the relief can be immeasurable, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# mental-illness - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report
# Illness
# Illness

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:45 AM 15,644 Views 33 Comments

Around 40,000 people in Ireland have bipolar disorder, but many were only diagnosed after experiencing symptoms for between 2 and 3 years.

# mental-illness - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness

Apr 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,163 Views 27 Comments

Silver Linings Playbook is the latest movie to deal with issues surrounding mental health, but does cinema succeed in bringing these issues to the fore or are they more harmful than helpful, asks Darren Mooney.

# mental-illness - Friday 22 March, 2013

80% think counselling and psychotherapy should be regulated
# Counselling
# Counselling

80% think counselling and psychotherapy should be regulated

Mar 22nd 2013, 10:50 AM 7,113 Views 19 Comments

The research also revealed that almost two thirds of people believe it is more acceptable to talk about their problems than it was in the past.

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