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Mental Health

# mental-health - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know 24/7 Supports

What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Robin Williams’ death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today. Mental Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It was amazing to be listened to’ – This service helped 2,500 young people last year Mental Health

‘It was amazing to be listened to’ – This service helped 2,500 young people last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn’t fit into a sanitised sound bite Living With Mental Illness

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn’t fit into a sanitised sound bite

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide Children In Care

91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

# mental-health - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I’ve walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too Mental Health

Opinion: I’ve walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too

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

From TheJournal.ie Poolbeg chimneys, Game of Thrones, and spicy burgers: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Poolbeg chimneys, Game of Thrones, and spicy burgers: The week in numbers

Plus: Just how sad is Garth Brooks about the whole concert debacle?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I have a vision – I want to live in a world where depression is understood Mental Health

Opinion: I have a vision – I want to live in a world where depression is understood

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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘You are never alone’: Ireland’s radio and TV stars want you to open up Talk To Us

‘You are never alone’: Ireland’s radio and TV stars want you to open up

Some well-known faces share their experiences to show how important it is to be honest and talkative.

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Galway psychiatric unit “an accident waiting to happen” Mental Health This post contains videos

Galway psychiatric unit “an accident waiting to happen”

TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Continued effort needed’ to tackle stigma towards mental health issues Support

‘Continued effort needed’ to tackle stigma towards mental health issues

A new ESRI report also recommends integrated services for ‘physical and mental disabilities’.

# mental-health - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Dublin star Flynn steps outside ‘comfort zone’ and helps to promote suicide awareness

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 3,000 young people are waiting for mental health referrals Support

More than 3,000 young people are waiting for mental health referrals

This represents an 11% increase on the same time period last year.

# mental-health - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business – and I was paralysed by depression Depression

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business – and I was paralysed by depression

“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

From TheJournal.ie How often do you smile? Adults only manage 20 a day…380 times less than children Turn That Frown Upside Down

How often do you smile? Adults only manage 20 a day…380 times less than children

Two Dublin teenagers have come up with a project to try and get people to smile more.

From TheJournal.ie Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention? Oireachtas Agenda

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?

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

From TheJournal.ie Reports that mental health service plans are 30 years old are “not new” Mental Health

Reports that mental health service plans are 30 years old are “not new”

Kathleen Lynch says that it has been known for some time that mental health services were using a 1984 plan.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp Sound Mind

Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.

# mental-health - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘There’s much more to Macra than farming’ SOCIAL LIFE

‘There’s much more to Macra than farming’

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

From TheJournal.ie HSE doubles amount of admission officers for mental health patients ADMITTED

HSE doubles amount of admission officers for mental health patients

Despite the increase, the number of admission orders made by authorised officers has fallen.

# mental-health - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Father of gunman who killed six people says it’s his ‘duty’ to prevent future mass killings Elliot Rodgers

Father of gunman who killed six people says it’s his ‘duty’ to prevent future mass killings

Elliot Rodgers posted a video to YouTube before he killed six people and injured 13 others.

# mental-health - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Whether you’re taking it handy or working away, here’s all you need to know as you start the day.

From TheJournal.ie More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013 Mental Health

More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013

There were 1,591 adult involuntary admissions last year and 541 regrades of patients.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Clinicians brand mental health report as ‘damning indictment’ of minister’s work PNA

Clinicians brand mental health report as ‘damning indictment’ of minister’s work

The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.

From TheJournal.ie Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression Mental Health

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression

The tool offers immediate access to a lower-intensity intervention and is implemented through healthcare professionals.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services still show signs of ‘institutional care’ Vision For Change

Mental health services still show signs of ‘institutional care’

The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide No Confidence

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide

Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.

From TheJournal.ie TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is ‘inhumane’ Mental Health

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is ‘inhumane’

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

From TheJournal.ie The Troubles, the parties and the loneliness of intelligence: Ireland’s Mensa story Top Of The Class

The Troubles, the parties and the loneliness of intelligence: Ireland’s Mensa story

Just what is it like to be among the smartest 2% in the world? TheJournal.ie found out…

From TheJournal.ie ‘I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don’t judge myself’ Mental Health

‘I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don’t judge myself’

There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.

# mental-health - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families Barnardos

Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families

Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.

# mental-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace Opinion

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace

We asked and you told us. Here are some of your experiences of bullying in the workplace.

From TheJournal.ie What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons? Oireachtas Agenda

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide In Danger

Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

# mental-health - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that. Mental Health

Opinion: On medication, I function – off medication, I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Struggling with your mental health, but don’t know where to turn? This can help Ask For Help

Struggling with your mental health, but don’t know where to turn? This can help

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Absolute strangers have reached out to help us – I feel better about what tomorrow brings Kindness

Opinion: Absolute strangers have reached out to help us – I feel better about what tomorrow brings

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car. Homeless

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe? Mental Health

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?

I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.

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