# mental-health - Thursday 17 April, 2014
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
“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
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
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
The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.
FIFPro have released their latest findings after surveying over 180 active professional players.
The cartoons are aimed at promoting positive mental health.
# mental-health - Friday 28 March, 2014
The Engage programme from Turn2Me will comprise of eight weeks of free professional counselling
# mental-health - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
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
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
The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.
# mental-health - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
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
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
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
A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.
# mental-health - Monday 24 February, 2014
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
The 22-bed unit is due to be closed, with the acute unit in Galway increasing its capacity.
# mental-health - Tuesday 18 February, 2014
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
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.
A recent report revealed that 136 footballers have suffered from issues such as depression in the past year.
The mutation can increase the risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder up to ten-fold.
# mental-health - Thursday 13 February, 2014
A report published today shows 42 per cent have been waiting more than six months to be seen.
# mental-health - Monday 10 February, 2014
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
A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…
# mental-health - Thursday 30 January, 2014
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The service also saw an increase of 46 per cent in email enquiries in 2013.
# mental-health - Sunday 12 January, 2014
Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.
# mental-health - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.
Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.
# mental-health - Thursday 2 January, 2014
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
A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.
# mental-health - Monday 23 December, 2013
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.
Study recommended that awareness of mental health issues be particularly targeted at young male teens.
# mental-health - Saturday 21 December, 2013
Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? TheJournal.ie takes a look.
# mental-health - Thursday 19 December, 2013
It has been a brutal, punishing year for many people across this country. As we enter a new year, let’s focus on one another again and take the responsibility to lead others through this darkness and out the other side, writes Gareth O’Callaghan.