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#Mental Illness

# mental-illness - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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

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

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

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?

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'

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'

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'

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"'

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

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'

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'

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

# mental-illness - Sunday 15 November, 2015

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

People are thanking The Rock for opening up about his depression

“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

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

# mental-illness - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

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

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

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.

“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"

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 This post contains a poll

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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