# mental-health - Tuesday 19 August, 2014
The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.
# mental-health - Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Ask someone how they’re doing today, and listen – really listen – to the answer.
More than 11% of the young people presenting at the mental health programme said they’d had suicidal thoughts.
# mental-health - Saturday 19 July, 2014
Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.
# mental-health - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them
The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.
More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.
# mental-health - Sunday 13 July, 2014
The last six years have been challenging, and the last 18 months even more so, but I’m looking forward to a very different future for me and my family.
# mental-health - Saturday 12 July, 2014
Plus: Just how sad is Garth Brooks about the whole concert debacle?
Back at the beginning, the last thing in the world I wanted to accept was “that” label. In my mind, depression was something older people suffered from.
Some well-known faces share their experiences to show how important it is to be honest and talkative.
# mental-health - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.
A new ESRI report also recommends integrated services for ‘physical and mental disabilities’.
# mental-health - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
The two-time All-Ireland winner has sought to publicise the work of suicide and self harm centre Pieta House.
# mental-health - Monday 7 July, 2014
This represents an 11% increase on the same time period last year.
# mental-health - Saturday 5 July, 2014
“Panic attacks can be a sign of depression and mental health issues and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me” – Niall Harbison on fighting two battles; illness and stigma.
# mental-health - Wednesday 2 July, 2014
Two Dublin teenagers have come up with a project to try and get people to smile more.
Senators think it could raise €200 million a year to help improve mental health services. They’ll be discussing this and several other topics today.
# mental-health - Monday 30 June, 2014
Kathleen Lynch says that it has been known for some time that mental health services were using a 1984 plan.
The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.
# mental-health - Saturday 28 June, 2014
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
Despite the increase, the number of admission orders made by authorised officers has fallen.
# mental-health - Friday 27 June, 2014
Elliot Rodgers posted a video to YouTube before he killed six people and injured 13 others.
# mental-health - Thursday 26 June, 2014
Whether you’re taking it handy or working away, here’s all you need to know as you start the day.
There were 1,591 adult involuntary admissions last year and 541 regrades of patients.
# mental-health - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.
The tool offers immediate access to a lower-intensity intervention and is implemented through healthcare professionals.
# mental-health - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.
# mental-health - Sunday 22 June, 2014
Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.
A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.
# mental-health - Saturday 21 June, 2014
Just what is it like to be among the smartest 2% in the world? TheJournal.ie found out…
There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.
# mental-health - Thursday 19 June, 2014
Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.
# mental-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.
A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.
# mental-health - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
I want to put myself out there as walking proof that medication can, and does, work – and more that that, it’s vital for me to keep functioning.
Mental Health Reform says people are unsure of where to go next when they or a loved one first start to experience a mental health difficulty.
# mental-health - Monday 16 June, 2014
Last week I wrote about how my wife and I had fallen on hard times and were now sleeping in our car. The response we have received has restored our faith in human kindness.
# mental-health - Thursday 12 June, 2014
When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.
# mental-health - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.