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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 2 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Let’s get physical – it will get you mentally fit this year too Littlethings

Let’s get physical – it will get you mentally fit this year too

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: My New Year’s resolution? To no longer be ashamed. Mental Health

Opinion: My New Year’s resolution? To no longer be ashamed.

This year, I have decided to try to no longer be ashamed of suffering from mental health problems.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why you need a ‘mindfulness minute’ in your life Littlethings

Why you need a ‘mindfulness minute’ in your life

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don’t feel that I can stop Substance Abuse

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don’t feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes? First Fortnight

Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes?

First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health music festival, starts today.

# mental-health - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year Littlethings

Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide Littlethings

How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a growing pro self-harm movement and it’s worrying mental health experts Scars

There’s a growing pro self-harm movement and it’s worrying mental health experts

It is estimated that at least 100,000 people are self-harming in Ireland every year.

# mental-health - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014 Over To You

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

# mental-health - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How your food is affecting your mood Littlethings

How your food is affecting your mood

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas Littlethings

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From The42 John Mooney’s heroic innings the day after revealing his battle with depression – My 2014 sporting moment Mental Health

# mental-health - Friday 26 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Top tips on staying connected for good mental wellbeing Littlethings

Top tips on staying connected for good mental wellbeing

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen Christmas

If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen

Christmas can be the worst time of the year for some – but there is help out there.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘This is an article by someone with bipolar disorder… by someone just like you.’ Column

‘This is an article by someone with bipolar disorder… by someone just like you.’

There are normal people everywhere suffering every day from this disorder. You probably know some. You don’t think so? My friends didn’t think they did, either.

# 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

From The42 Here’s how one GAA club is promoting health and mental wellbeing Initiative

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

From The42 John Mooney: ‘I will do everything to make sure this illness doesn’t take me away from my future’ Mental Health

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

Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy

This could be great news for the HSE.

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.

From The42 Murtough Ware: ‘On the outside I seemed perfect, on the inside I was going through hell’ Mental Health

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.

From The42 Five years on, German football is remembering the tragic death of Robert Enke Mental Health

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

From The42 Tackling mental health – ‘Shane Carthy was a winner last Thursday without stepping on a field’ Speaking Out

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.