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# mental-health - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Absolute strangers have reached out to help us – I feel better about what tomorrow brings Kindness

Opinion: Absolute strangers have reached out to help us – I feel better about what tomorrow brings

Last week I wrote about how my wife and I had fallen on hard times and were now sleeping in our car. The response we have received has restored our faith in human kindness.

# mental-health - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car. Homeless

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

# mental-health - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe? Mental Health

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?

I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What do you do to cheer yourself up? One Good Adult

VIDEO: What do you do to cheer yourself up?

Young people are being encourage to find one thing that cheers them up – and reach out to one good adult in a time of need.

# mental-health - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts? Mental Health

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?

The recent story of two patients checking themselves out of psychiatric units days before taking their own lives is not a once-off.

# mental-health - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two patients leave psychiatric unit and take their own lives within days Psychiatric Services

Two patients leave psychiatric unit and take their own lives within days

It is believed that in both cases, the people signed themselves out of hospital.

# mental-health - Monday 2 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week National Recreation Week

Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week

Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.

# mental-health - Friday 30 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year Prevention

Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year

But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.

From The Score ‘For him to suffer in silence with it for so long, it was a bit of a wake-up call’ Mental Health This post contains videos

‘For him to suffer in silence with it for so long, it was a bit of a wake-up call’

Dublin U21 manager Dessie Farrell on the issues experienced by one of his players Shane Carthy this year.

# mental-health - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A mental health nurse’s experience of mental health issues Green Ribbon

Opinion: A mental health nurse’s experience of mental health issues

I grew up thinking mental health was someone else’s problem. Then, when I was affected, my own prejudice and fear that kept me from talking about it.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric patients pay the price as consultant leave goes uncovered Mental Health

Psychiatric patients pay the price as consultant leave goes uncovered

The PNA said yesterday that there has been an “unacceptable deterioration in the mental health service” in the region.

# mental-health - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What is ‘compassion’ and can it actually be taught? Mindfulness

Opinion: What is ‘compassion’ and can it actually be taught?

Compassion can improve physical and mental health, well-being, happiness, success and interpersonal relationships… so how can you cultivate it?

# mental-health - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I’d be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up Green Ribbon Campaign

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I’d be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up

After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.

# mental-health - Friday 23 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit ‘anything but safe’ Mental Health

Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit ‘anything but safe’

The HSA has been called in to examine the unit at UCHG after the death of a patient last week.

# mental-health - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care – Minister says services are ‘being delivered safely’ Review

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care – Minister says services are ‘being delivered safely’

Kathleen Lynch was responding to allegations from Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney, who yesterday expressed alarm at the “rapid deterioration” of services at University Hospital Galway.

# mental-health - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Children can recover from sex abuse – but not if they’ve to wait 6 months for therapy Mental Health

Children can recover from sex abuse – but not if they’ve to wait 6 months for therapy

Children’s charities have been critical of the lack of access to services for children who have been sexually abused, as the HSE does not have the specialist staff to treat them.

# mental-health - Monday 19 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days Depression

Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days

I’m beginning to understand myself, to accept that it’s OK to feel sad, to feel angry, to feel scared. Nobody is happy all the time.

From TheJournal.ie HSE admits 54 child mental health vacancies are still not filled Children

HSE admits 54 child mental health vacancies are still not filled

This is despite the fact that investment was allocated for these jobs two years ago and demand is rising, with 2,943 children now waiting to see therapists.

# mental-health - Friday 16 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year Childline

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# mental-health - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder, and denial destroyed him Opinion

Opinion: My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder, and denial destroyed him

I felt trapped at times and constantly grieved the loss of the person I once knew, the happy life we once had and the many dreams we once shared.

From TheJournal.ie HSE pays €3m to send psychiatric patients abroad for treatment Mental Health

HSE pays €3m to send psychiatric patients abroad for treatment

Senator Rónán Mullen received information that 12 children and eight adults are currently getting psychiatric treatment outside of Ireland.

# mental-health - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work Opinion

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutor wants to have Oscar Pistorius committed Mental Health

Prosecutor wants to have Oscar Pistorius committed

The judge in the murder trial will rule tomorrow on whether the athlete will be committed to one month of psychiatric tests.

# mental-health - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic Eating Disorder

Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic

Alexandra Potter said she dreamed of playing for her county like her heroes Bernard Brogan and Stephen Cluxton, but Bulimia Nervosa soon took over.

# mental-health - Friday 9 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend Mental Health Days

Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend

Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.

From The Score Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness Mental Health

Ice-hockey could take inspiration from GAA in coping with mental illness

The NHL experienced a mental health crisis in 2011.

# mental-health - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we’re not Self Esteem

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we’re not

In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.

# mental-health - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The Score 150 Galway club members to cycle against suicide in memory of the late Niall Donohue Remembering Niall

150 Galway club members to cycle against suicide in memory of the late Niall Donohue

The Kilbeacanty club will honour the hurler who died last October.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good. Mental Health

Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.

I have bipolar disorder and have been assigned a nurse to talk with. I have kept one promise from the first day I went to visit her: no lies, none.

From TheJournal.ie Want to end mental health stigma? Get talking Green Ribbon Campaign

Want to end mental health stigma? Get talking

The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get people talking about mental health and help break the stigma.

# mental-health - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home. Mental Health

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# mental-health - Monday 28 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life’ Mental Health

Column: ‘He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life’

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Time off due to stress and depression ‘costs Europe €94 billion a year’ Mental Health

Time off due to stress and depression ‘costs Europe €94 billion a year’

A new survey has revealed that depression, stress, and burn out affects one-third of workers.

# mental-health - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Score Time to support players’ emotional wellbeing as GAA launches new mental health pack GAA

Time to support players’ emotional wellbeing as GAA launches new mental health pack

The packs allow users to tune their mental fitness while on the go thanks to a mental fitness app created by Inspire Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units Care

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.