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Mental Health

# mental-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak Mental Health

Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak

The SFA is urging employers in small businesses to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

# mental-health - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I saw him pull himself up onto the railing of the footbridge’ Opinion

Column: ‘I saw him pull himself up onto the railing of the footbridge’

Mental health issues still carry stigma and shame in our society – why? The real shame belongs to those who pretend these problems don’t exist, writes Aisling Twomey.

# mental-health - Monday 7 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises Mental Health

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

# mental-health - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Relationships and suicide – it’s time we talked to men properly Opinion

Column: Relationships and suicide – it’s time we talked to men properly

A report revealing that 78 per cent of men who died by suicide had relationship problems highlights how important it is to take relationship breakdowns seriously, writes Tony Moore.

From TheJournal.ie TD criticised for Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as brush’ message Mental Health

TD criticised for Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as brush’ message

The singer appeared on the Late Late last night after an online war of words with Miley Cyrus in which the US performer had made reference to O’Connor’s past mental health problems.

# mental-health - Friday 4 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Silence can be the most damaging sound of all Mental Health

Column: Silence can be the most damaging sound of all

The condemnation over two major retailers selling ‘mental patient’ costumes is to be welcomed – but it underlines just how much we need to talk openly about mental health, writes Christie Louise Tucker.

# mental-health - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of Cork’s homeless have mental conditions – report Homelessness

Two-thirds of Cork’s homeless have mental conditions – report

A new report by the Cork Simon Community says that early school leavers and those who encounter legal trouble are far more likely to end up homeless.

# mental-health - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Tesco and Asda withdraw ‘psycho ward’ and ‘mental patient’ costumes

The two supermarket chains came under fire yesterday over the Halloween costumes that were described as “staggeringly offensive”.

# mental-health - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living with ADHD is difficult – but mostly because of the lack of support you face Opinion

Column: Living with ADHD is difficult – but mostly because of the lack of support you face

People tried to discourage me from following an academic career because I have ADHD, and so have difficulty with traditional examination settings – but I ignored them and am now completing a PHD in Psychology, writes Kate Carr Fanning.

# mental-health - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Why being overworked can feel like being poor Psychology

Why being overworked can feel like being poor

It’s a “critical scarcity” thing – and it affects your capacity to handle other problems.

# mental-health - Friday 20 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The majority of mental health staffing posts have been filled, says minister Staffing Levels

The majority of mental health staffing posts have been filled, says minister

Minister James Reilly said many of this year’s applicants are in the final stages of the recruitment process.

# mental-health - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds protest against Ballinasloe psychiatric unit closure Mental Health

Hundreds protest against Ballinasloe psychiatric unit closure

The HSE West is to close the 22 acute psychiatric admission beds from St Bridget’s Hospital in Ballinasloe.

# mental-health - Friday 13 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two killed, 30 missing in Russian psychiatric hospital fire Russia

Two killed, 30 missing in Russian psychiatric hospital fire

A criminal probe has been opened into the tragic incident.

# mental-health - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner Suicide

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner

Terence Casey says the “plague” of suicides in Kerry has reduced since the late teenager appealed to young people not to take their own lives.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to be told: ‘Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health’ Budget 2014

TDs to be told: ‘Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health’

Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.

# mental-health - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system Opinion

Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system

Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# mental-health - Monday 9 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured Opinion

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Lenihan: Dad broke down in tears when I told him I was depressed Mental Health

Tom Lenihan: Dad broke down in tears when I told him I was depressed

The former finance minister’s son has said that, as student union president at Trinity College, he will be encouraging students to talk about their problems and seek help.

# mental-health - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley California

Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley

Despite being one of the richest areas in America, the number of homeless in Silicon Valley has risen by 7% over the past two years.

# mental-health - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Suicides in Ireland are not “out of hand” – Minister Lynch Mental Health

Suicides in Ireland are not “out of hand” – Minister Lynch

The junior minister also disagreed with the Limerick coroner who said recording the level of suicides “doesn’t serve anyone”.

# mental-health - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Media and mental health – can we afford to take a “it’s not my job” approach? Opinion

Column: Media and mental health – can we afford to take a “it’s not my job” approach?

The media we consume impacts our mood, self-image, self-worth, and even our outlook on life – so it stands to reason that the press should be proactive in minding the mental health of the public, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# mental-health - Monday 19 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: A cultural shift is needed to properly address mental health problems Opinion

Column: A cultural shift is needed to properly address mental health problems

The Mental Health Reform’s pre-budget campaign, being launched today, outlines what changes are needed to provide proper psychological support to those in need, writes Orla Barry.

# mental-health - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Being self-aware is the key to good mental health Opinion

Column: Being self-aware is the key to good mental health

The last five years of my life have been transformational. And I know in my heart that none of what I have achieved would have come about if I hadn’t taken the brave step to become self-aware, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# mental-health - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric unit placed CCTV in patients’ bedrooms Mental Health

Psychiatric unit placed CCTV in patients’ bedrooms

An inspection report also found that one care unit provided an “institutionalised and socially impoverished” environment for residents.

# mental-health - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irishman’s mood monitoring app wins US award Bipolar Disorder

Irishman’s mood monitoring app wins US award

The app, MoodRhythm, allows users to chart their mood on their daily schedule to identify triggers.

# mental-health - Sunday 28 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie How exercise can help treat depression and anxiety Mental Health

How exercise can help treat depression and anxiety

The debate around the effectiveness of working out on mental health continues – but it can be at least a part of treatment for some people.

# mental-health - Saturday 27 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ten questions that could tell whether you’re a sociopath… Sociopath Test This post contains images

Ten questions that could tell whether you’re a sociopath…

Sociopaths can be sexy and beguiling but they also fail to feel sympathy, empathy or guilt.

# mental-health - Thursday 25 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school” Travellers

“A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school”

Two new leaflets aimed at tackling self harm, suicide and bullying among Travellers have been launched in response to figures that show that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of Traveller deaths.

# mental-health - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Number of admission assistants for mental health patients halved since 2007 Mental Health

Number of admission assistants for mental health patients halved since 2007

Six years ago, there were over 80 ‘Authorised Officers’ – mental heath care professionals who can help families with admission of a loved one to an approved centre – in Ireland. Today, there are just 40.

# mental-health - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review Mental Health

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review

Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.

From TheJournal.ie Irish prison system ‘over-reliant’ on prolonged solitary confinement Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system ‘over-reliant’ on prolonged solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

# mental-health - Monday 22 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy Mary Raftery Fund

Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy

Patients who refuse to give their consent will no longer be forced to have the controversial treatment under new laws.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# mental-health - Thursday 18 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Misuse of social media needs to be more carefully monitored, says Oireachtas committee Cyberbullying

Misuse of social media needs to be more carefully monitored, says Oireachtas committee

An Oireachtas report says that bullying on social media platforms is affecting self-esteem in Irish teens.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We don’t know the full extent of suicide numbers’ – Limerick coroner Suicide

‘We don’t know the full extent of suicide numbers’ – Limerick coroner

The coroner of west Limerick says that recording numbers of suicides ‘serves nobody’.

# mental-health - Sunday 14 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Plans to means-test care are ‘an attack on elderly and disabled’ Healthcare

Plans to means-test care are ‘an attack on elderly and disabled’

Plans reported on the frontpage of the Sunday Business Post have drawn criticism from Sinn Féin today.

# mental-health - Saturday 13 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Without love and support, I would be dead or broke or in the gutter Opinion

Column: Without love and support, I would be dead or broke or in the gutter

Living with undiagnosed bipolar disorder will bring you though dark times, but understanding from received from loved ones can give hope and stability, writes Ciaran Behan.

From TheJournal.ie The Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink driving Mental Health

The Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink driving

17-year-old Shane Mullins drove drunk and crashed his car, sustaining a horrific brain injury: now he is touring the country as a motivational speaker on mental health.

# mental-health - Friday 12 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mental health needs of vulnerable children in Ireland ‘not being met’ Children

Mental health needs of vulnerable children in Ireland ‘not being met’

The need for stability and continuity of care for children going through the state’s care and justice systems has been highlighted in a new report.

# mental-health - Sunday 7 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New app gives access to local mental health services Reaching Out

New app gives access to local mental health services

The initiative aims to remove the reluctance of some people to physically ask for help.