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This year
Therapist: It's been a summer of tragedy and loss for many young people
Monica Jackman says it’s been a tough summer for young people in this country with tragic losses – she has some gentle advice for anyone grieving.
Therapist: Don't let the social media feed of others' perfect holidays get you down
Maxine Walsh addresses the pitfalls of doom-scrolling on social media, particularly at a time when summer adventures are everywhere.
Opinion: 'Having a therapist who understands your race, sexuality and gender is important'
Niamh Jimenez says there is a lack of diversity in the therapy setting and outlines why that matters.
Last year
Therapist: A reflection on Creeslough and the grief of a community
Mary Spring looks at the grief endured by the people of Creeslough after the explosion.
All time
Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.
Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'
Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.
Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil
Dil Wickremasinghe says it’s challenging for couples at the moment.
Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19
The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.
Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars
Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.
Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.
'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'
Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.
Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'
CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.
German hospital uses therapy to 'treat' paedophiles before they commit crimes
More than 7,000 people have sought information on the programme which is offered in 11 centres across Germany.
Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.
This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with this week.
'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer
Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.
What I've learned through my career as a counsellor
People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.
Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses
The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.
Show where couples have sex in a box is aired in US despite complaints
It’s based on a Channel 4 show concept.
Fifty shades of scarlet: Irish couples in their 20s are still embarrassed to talk about sex
We may have a BDSM-heavy blockbuster in our cinemas, but Irish people are still a little backward about coming forward for help with sexual problems.
Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy
This could be great news for the HSE.
Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children's grief?
“When you’re online, you don’t get to choose who to edit out.”
Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'
The clinical trial has shown how to reduce hospital visits for patients with a certain kind of tumour.
Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital
The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.
'One suicide within prison is too many'
The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.
Parents of kids with 'hidden' disability "fighting" for support since diagnosis
One child was so distressed that he talked about killing himself – now he is in a specialist language unit and more confident, his mother said.
Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.
Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'
For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.
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.
Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger
The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.
Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home
Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.
“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre
In an interview with, volunteer co-ordinator Mairead Mallon says that they are looking at how to involve more men in the volunteering process.
Seriously ill children need to deal with psychological fallout, says Yale study
Want to help seriously ill children? Text WAND to 50300 to donate €2.
Mother of sex abuse victim: 'There was no one to help us'
Jennifer’s* son had to wait nine months after reporting his abuse before a HSE therapist was assigned.
HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services
HSE counselling services for children specifically exclude child sexual abuse as it is not considered a mental health issue.
Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV
Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.
Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be effective when people have not responded to antidepressants, if they have it alongside medication, a new trial shows.
California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors
The state’s governor says the legislation should relegate such treatments “to the dustbin of quackery”.
'Pesky Gnats' help children understand therapy
A video game developed by an Irish clinical psychologist is being used to help children in therapy – now it is seeking volunteers to help turn it into an app.
Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children
CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.