# mental-health - Today’s News
Easy like a Sunday morning.
# mental-health - Saturday 21 June, 2014
There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.
# mental-health - Thursday 19 June, 2014
Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.
# mental-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.
A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.
# mental-health - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
I want to put myself out there as walking proof that medication can, and does, work – and more that that, it’s vital for me to keep functioning.
Mental Health Reform says people are unsure of where to go next when they or a loved one first start to experience a mental health difficulty.
# mental-health - Monday 16 June, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
It is believed that in both cases, the people signed themselves out of hospital.
# mental-health - Monday 2 June, 2014
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
But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.
Dublin U21 manager Dessie Farrell on the issues experienced by one of his players Shane Carthy this year.
# mental-health - Thursday 29 May, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.
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
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
Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.
The NHL experienced a mental health crisis in 2011.
# mental-health - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
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
The Kilbeacanty club will honour the hurler who died last October.
# mental-health - Thursday 1 May, 2014
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.
The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get people talking about mental health and help break the stigma.
# mental-health - Tuesday 29 April, 2014
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
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.