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#Mental Health

# mental-health - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents' Health

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

# mental-health - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says Future Of Mental Healthcare

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

# mental-health - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From The42 'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all' Mental Health This post contains videos

'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'

Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary.

# mental-health - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues

‘It stops people feeling alienated.’

# mental-health - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services Mental Health Reform

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

# mental-health - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# mental-health - Saturday 15 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people Camhs

'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people

A number of consultants have left the Camhs services in recent weeks and they must be urgently replaced, Sinn Féin said.

# mental-health - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law Detention

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# mental-health - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health Suicide Prevention

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health

The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.

# mental-health - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid Aras18

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

# mental-health - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward Mental Health

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward

The details were contained in a report released by the Mental Health Commission this week.

# mental-health - Sunday 12 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too Mental Health

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too

Previous studies have found that men sometimes exhibit symptoms reminiscent of pregnancy.

From The42 Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how eating disorders are a ‘real issue’ among males.

# mental-health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that' Mental Health This post contains videos

'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that'

Galway hurler Conor Whelan on his cousin Niall Donoghue’s suicide and trying to help others.

# mental-health - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages Mental Health

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

# mental-health - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

From TheJournal.ie HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009 Mental Health

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

# mental-health - Friday 27 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live' Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

# mental-health - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units Call For Reform

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# mental-health - Monday 25 June, 2018

Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives

She also spoke of her mental health struggles since she left the villa in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling' Opinion

'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling'

Expanding the availability of CBT in Ireland at primary care level, would provide better outcomes for many patients, writes Sean Byrne.

# mental-health - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23 Speaking Out

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds Vhi Report

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

# mental-health - Monday 18 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction' Dr John Hillery

Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction'

Hillery said that the current system is nothing short of a “disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness Gaming Disorder

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

# mental-health - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose' Dr Kieran Moore

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

# mental-health - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional Patient Detention

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# mental-health - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes' Anxiety

'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'

Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.

# mental-health - Monday 4 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's' Mental Health

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

From TheJournal.ie Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm Nearly There

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

# mental-health - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services' Opinion

'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services'

A sibling writes about their brother’s experience of being suicidal and needing access to treatment.

# mental-health - Friday 25 May, 2018

# mental-health - Sunday 20 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children Mental Health

CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children

Paul Gilligan said children now are very aware of the importance of doing well in their lives financially.

# mental-health - Thursday 17 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Recovering in St Pat's: 'I want my 9-year-old son to deal with things better than I did' Mental Health

Recovering in St Pat's: 'I want my 9-year-old son to deal with things better than I did'

One service user shared his story today at the launch of a new five-year strategy.

# mental-health - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression Tick Tock

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

# mental-health - Monday 7 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Borderline Personality Disorder: 'My emotions are overwhelming and almost impossible to regulate' Column

Borderline Personality Disorder: 'My emotions are overwhelming and almost impossible to regulate'

For me, BPD is constant work to find the middle ground, writes Lucie Kavanagh.

# mental-health - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Mad, loony, mental, psycho or schizo': Behind every mental health diagnosis is a person Column

'Mad, loony, mental, psycho or schizo': Behind every mental health diagnosis is a person

It could easily be you who needs someone to start a conversation in the future, writes Nicola Hampson.

# mental-health - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life Mental Health

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.

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