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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Mental Health

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

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.

From TheJournal.ie African families are 20 times more likely to end up in the child care courts Mental Health

African families are 20 times more likely to end up in the child care courts

Mental health is flagged as one of the possible contributory factors.

# mental-health - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the advice hundreds of people have given to their younger selves Mental Health This post contains videos

Here’s the advice hundreds of people have given to their younger selves

“Something beautiful starts to happen when you start talking to your friends and family.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘I could never hate him’: Helen O’Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers Tragedy

‘I could never hate him’: Helen O’Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers

Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year National Facility

Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year

Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide Farming Community

Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# mental-health - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘The anger and pain get hold of me too quickly – I feel trapped and afraid’ Mental Health

Opinion: ‘The anger and pain get hold of me too quickly – I feel trapped and afraid’

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Discovering my daughter had an eating disorder was a devastating experience Mental Health

Opinion: Discovering my daughter had an eating disorder was a devastating experience

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

From TheJournal.ie Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems Still Stigmatised

Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems

65% say mental health treatment is seen as a sign of failure.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Living with a ‘black dog’: An animated guide you really should watch Hope And Cope

Living with a ‘black dog’: An animated guide you really should watch

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# mental-health - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year Suicide

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

# 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.

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