# mental-health - Thursday 16 October, 2014
Colin Regan, the GAA’s Community & Health manager, speaks on the sporting lessons we can take from mental health week.
# mental-health - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.
# mental-health - Monday 13 October, 2014
Her nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy were killed in the family home on 4 September.
# mental-health - Friday 10 October, 2014
The breach in recommended practice took place at a hospital in Laois.
The Health Research Board released the figures today.
Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.
Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.
It’s the little things, eh?
Men “tend to suffer in silence, or stubbornness”, the Taoiseach said today.
# mental-health - Thursday 9 October, 2014
Ireland has the 4th highest rate of suicide among 15-19 year olds in the EU.
# mental-health - Wednesday 8 October, 2014
10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.
# mental-health - Tuesday 7 October, 2014
The pop-up radio station is live all this week.
# mental-health - Sunday 5 October, 2014
Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.
The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.
# mental-health - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.
The body of a 15-year-old girl was found in south Dublin yesterday.
# mental-health - Tuesday 30 September, 2014
A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.
# mental-health - Sunday 28 September, 2014
Death is an inevitable part of life – but suicide is not. We all need to arm ourselves with the skills to intervene and assist people when they need help.
Mental health is flagged as one of the possible contributory factors.
# mental-health - Friday 26 September, 2014
“Something beautiful starts to happen when you start talking to your friends and family.”
Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.
# mental-health - Tuesday 23 September, 2014
Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
# mental-health - Saturday 20 September, 2014
A young person experiencing mental health problems gives an honest and unflinching account of what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, and the challenges to finding help.
# mental-health - Thursday 18 September, 2014
My naivety blinded me to the complex mental health issues that bring about eating disorders in the first place
# mental-health - Thursday 11 September, 2014
‘I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings’: Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression
All-rounder’s struggles came to a head when he left a Caribbean tour earlier this year because of mental health issues.
# mental-health - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
65% say mental health treatment is seen as a sign of failure.
# mental-health - Saturday 6 September, 2014
This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.
# mental-health - Thursday 4 September, 2014
A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.
# 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’.