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Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Over half of Irish people wouldn’t want others to know about their mental health problems TimetoTalk

Over half of Irish people wouldn’t want others to know about their mental health problems

57% of Irish employees believe being open about mental health would have a negative impact on their career prospects.

# mental-health - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What is it like to have a child with autism? Autism

What is it like to have a child with autism?

One in 100 children have some form of autism, but what is it like for their parents?

# mental-health - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cinema’s enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good Mental Health In Film

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-health - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Reduce the stigma to help children who hear voices Voice Collective

Reduce the stigma to help children who hear voices

“I am successful, I work full time and live a life that I love – but it wasn’t always this way.”

# mental-health - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Getting counselling but want to keep it private? You better pay in cash Cash Or Card This post contains a poll

Getting counselling but want to keep it private? You better pay in cash

Looking after your mental health but want to keep it private. We ask, should it be hidden from your bank statements?

# mental-health - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Struggling with negative thoughts? There’s an app – and animation series – that could help Ditch The Monkey

Struggling with negative thoughts? There’s an app – and animation series – that could help

A trio of resources that promote positive mental health among young people has been launched by SpunOut.ie and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom Wayne Rooney

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom

The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

New study reveals one in four professional footballers suffer from depression

FIFPro have released their latest findings after surveying over 180 active professional players.

From The Daily Edge Inspiring Irish animation urges you to be aware of negative thoughts Ditch The Monkey

Inspiring Irish animation urges you to be aware of negative thoughts

The cartoons are aimed at promoting positive mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Online counselling website receives HSE support Turn2Me

Online counselling website receives HSE support

The Engage programme from Turn2Me will comprise of eight weeks of free professional counselling

# mental-health - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one Help

The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one

The new phone number will replace the existing low-call number as part of a change being brought in across Europe.

# mental-health - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Widespread lack of training’ among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people On The Frontline

‘Widespread lack of training’ among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people

The Garda Representative Association’s John Parker said he’d like to see new training modules for student gardaí on mental health issues rolled out to everyone on the force.

# mental-health - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now’s your chance Mental Health

Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now’s your chance

The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself’ Anorexia

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.

# mental-health - Monday 17 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Mental health traffic lights (or, an easy way to answer ‘how are you?’) Keeping Healthy

Column: Mental health traffic lights (or, an easy way to answer ‘how are you?’)

Living with a mental illness means you sometimes lose your perspective and might not recognise the point at which you need help. To track this, I use a traffic light system, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sadness has always been a part of living, we need to accept that How To Be Unhappy

Column: Sadness has always been a part of living, we need to accept that

A strange thing happened in the world over the last 50 years: people began to believe that they should feel happy all the time, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care Health

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care

A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.

# mental-health - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Eating disorders are not about food – they’re about emotional distress Mental Health

Column: Eating disorders are not about food – they’re about emotional distress

We need to understand that an eating disorder is a person’s coping mechanism, not an issue about their weight, writes Louise Dolphin.

# mental-health - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Determined campaigners continue call for independent review of psychiatric unit closure Galway

Determined campaigners continue call for independent review of psychiatric unit closure

The 22-bed unit is due to be closed, with the acute unit in Galway increasing its capacity.

# mental-health - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Protest held at Ballinasloe psychiatric unit over removal of beds Mental Health

Protest held at Ballinasloe psychiatric unit over removal of beds

It is reported that up to 150 people attended the protest, and that an agreement was made over the removal of five beds.

# mental-health - Friday 14 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Roof leak at psychiatric unit results in patients sleeping in wet beds,’ says TD Galway

‘Roof leak at psychiatric unit results in patients sleeping in wet beds,’ says TD

This morning, TDs Denis Naughton and Colm Keaveney and Senator Michael Mullins were refused access to the unit. The HSE says repairs were carried out yesterday on the unit.

PFA: Footballers leaving the game are most at risk of mental health issues

A recent report revealed that 136 footballers have suffered from issues such as depression in the past year.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity researchers identify schizophrenia-causing genetic mutation Science

Trinity researchers identify schizophrenia-causing genetic mutation

The mutation can increase the risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder up to ten-fold.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,500 children waiting for HSE mental health services Counselling

More than 2,500 children waiting for HSE mental health services

A report published today shows 42 per cent have been waiting more than six months to be seen.

# mental-health - Monday 10 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living with someone who’s depressed is hard – partners need support too Talk It Out

Column: Living with someone who’s depressed is hard – partners need support too

The biggest learning curve my husband and I have taken from my mental health problems is that without communication, depression will win, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety? Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mental health posts unfilled, while 413 children wait on appointments Vision For Change

Mental health posts unfilled, while 413 children wait on appointments

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney shows that 24 posts have been filled out of 79 specifically allocated for children.

# mental-health - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dementia sufferers ‘inadequately assessed’ in Irish hospitals Mental Health

Dementia sufferers ‘inadequately assessed’ in Irish hospitals

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

# mental-health - Monday 27 January, 2014

Conor Cusack: ‘By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself’

The former Cork hurler, a pioneer for addressing mental health issues, has opened up about his sexuality in a new blog post.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 January, 2014

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie How a Rose of Tralee escort ended up publishing a book about depression Black Dog

How a Rose of Tralee escort ended up publishing a book about depression

Trying to get lots of people to share their stories about depression was tougher than Gary Hanrahan had ever expected.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed Gay Switchboard Ireland

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

The phoneline, which began as Tel-A-Friend in 1974, offers support and a listening ear to members of the LGBT community.

# mental-health - Monday 13 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Calls to St Patrick’s mental health support line up by almost one third Mental Health

Calls to St Patrick’s mental health support line up by almost one third

The service also saw an increase of 46 per cent in email enquiries in 2013.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas Help

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients Mental Health

Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients

A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# mental-health - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie First Fortnight: “We can’t just make people talk about mental health issues” First Fortnight

First Fortnight: “We can’t just make people talk about mental health issues”

First Fortnight is an arts festival that wants to encourage us to think and talk about mental health. Here’s how.

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users Outreach

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here’s why… Opinion

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here’s why…

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

From TheJournal.ie Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers Mental Health

Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers

Study recommended that awareness of mental health issues be particularly targeted at young male teens.

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