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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 23 December, 2014

#Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant” Inspection Reports

Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant”

The “unpleasant” area is described as being “very small and concreted” with a “rusting shed for shelter”.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Messages like this shouldn’t be given to patients – depression isn’t an ‘embarrassing problem’ Mental Health

Opinion: Messages like this shouldn’t be given to patients – depression isn’t an ‘embarrassing problem’

I came across this poster just last week in a GP waiting room and have to admit I was shocked, and so incredibly disappointed.

# mental-health - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’ Not Good Enough

‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# mental-health - Monday 8 December, 2014

Here’s how one GAA club is promoting health and mental wellbeing

18 clubs, including Castleblayney Faughs, currently participate in the GAA Healthy Club Project.

# mental-health - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland Mental Health

Opinion: Some of the everyday struggles people with mental illnesses face in Ireland

It has taken me a long time not to see myself as a ‘failure’ for having this illness.

# mental-health - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

John Mooney: ‘I will do everything to make sure this illness doesn’t take me away from my future’

The Irish cricketer was diagnosed with depression almost three years ago.

# mental-health - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy Mental Health
From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Lynch: ‘I’ve visited mental health centres, there are very few issues’ Funding

Kathleen Lynch: ‘I’ve visited mental health centres, there are very few issues’

The Mental Health Minister said occasionally wards would be full when beds were free.

# mental-health - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units State Care

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# mental-health - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish HSE Service Plan

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death? Mental Health

Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death?

Suicide is the most preventable cause of death if people will talk and we can listen.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’ Mental Health

‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

# mental-health - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk. Mental Health

Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.

I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# mental-health - Monday 10 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Rolling Stones in legal insurance feud over tour cancellation Suicide

Rolling Stones in legal insurance feud over tour cancellation

The tour was cancelled following the suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

Murtough Ware: ‘On the outside I seemed perfect, on the inside I was going through hell’

The Carlow footballer has opened up about his battle with borderline personality disorder, a battle that he continues to fight.

Five years on, German football is remembering the tragic death of Robert Enke

The international soccer player took his own life in 2009.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new ‘suicide prevention app’ Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new ‘suicide prevention app’

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

# mental-health - Monday 3 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is the new Samaritans app an invasion of privacy or will it save lives? Suicide Prevention This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Bereaved by suicide: ‘Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain’ Mental Health

Bereaved by suicide: ‘Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain’

Ruth McCabe talks to Ear to the Ground about her husband’s suicide.

# mental-health - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks Mental Health

Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks

There was a vacancy in a children’s ward, but staff were unaware of it.

# mental-health - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide Dublin Marathon

Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide

Don’t worry though, he won’t be running with an actual child on his shoulders.

# mental-health - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall Mental Health

Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall

I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.

# mental-health - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Tackling mental health – ‘Shane Carthy was a winner last Thursday without stepping on a field’

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

From TheJournal.ie Where’s the missing €15 million?… Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending Budget 2015

Where’s the missing €15 million?… Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

€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

From TheJournal.ie ‘I will never again go into that house’: Helen O’Driscoll has not returned home since sons’ deaths Forgiveness

‘I will never again go into that house’: Helen O’Driscoll has not returned home since sons’ deaths

Her nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy were killed in the family home on 4 September.

# mental-health - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital Mental Health

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

The breach in recommended practice took place at a hospital in Laois.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how many people were admitted to psychiatric units in Ireland last year Mental Health

Here’s how many people were admitted to psychiatric units in Ireland last year

The Health Research Board released the figures today.

From TheJournal.ie “We really need to ask ourselves as a society how are we failing young people” Mental Health

“We really need to ask ourselves as a society how are we failing young people”

Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don’t overlook older people’s mental health World Mental Health Day

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don’t overlook older people’s mental health

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.

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From TheJournal.ie “Mortified, we hope it’ll be grand”: Enda speaks out on male depression Bottling It Up

“Mortified, we hope it’ll be grand”: Enda speaks out on male depression

Men “tend to suffer in silence, or stubbornness”, the Taoiseach said today.

# mental-health - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming Mental Health

Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming

Ireland has the 4th highest rate of suicide among 15-19 year olds in the EU.

# mental-health - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues Treatment

Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues

10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Upbeat’ radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health Listen Up

‘Upbeat’ radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health

The pop-up radio station is live all this week.

# mental-health - Sunday 5 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The five steps to emotional well-being Being Human

Column: The five steps to emotional well-being

Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.

From TheJournal.ie Electroshock still used without consent despite promises ECT

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises

The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test? Breakthrough

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

From TheJournal.ie Teen death sparks calls for schools to start teaching children about their mental health Suicide

Teen death sparks calls for schools to start teaching children about their mental health

The body of a 15-year-old girl was found in south Dublin yesterday.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly? Causes

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?

A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.

# mental-health - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Would you know how to react if someone revealed they were suicidal? Suicide Prevention

Opinion: Would you know how to react if someone revealed they were suicidal?

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.

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