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#Anxiety

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: CBT and improv helped me to conquer my social anxiety (people-terror) Anxiety

Opinion: CBT and improv helped me to conquer my social anxiety (people-terror)

‘I’ve failed job interviews, turned down opportunities and ruined relationships because of anxiety’, writes Stephen Buggy.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues Trauma

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

The Cheeky Girls reveal battle with anorexia, anxiety and depression at the height of their fame

The dynamic duo spoke out on the dark side of their fame.

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have found a way to flip the fear and courage switches in the brain Anxiety

Scientists have found a way to flip the fear and courage switches in the brain

Authors of a new study say this development could help people who suffer from phobias, anxiety and PTSD.

From TheJournal.ie Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation Waterford

Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation

One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.

From TheJournal.ie Panic attacks: 'The walls seemed to close in and I didn't know what was happening' Column

Panic attacks: 'The walls seemed to close in and I didn't know what was happening'

I was petrified on a daily basis. I didn’t want to go into town or go to a shop, writes Val Robus.

From TheJournal.ie Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy' EXTRACT

Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'

In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.

From TheJournal.ie 'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers Turn2MeYouth

'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers

Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.

From TheJournal.ie Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression' Mental Health

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'

Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.

From TheJournal.ie Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own The First Day

Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own

This can be a stressful time of year for the whole family. But we’ve got some expert tips for dealing with it.

From TheJournal.ie Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it' Column

Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'

Instead of attacking your anxiety like the enemy, you have to work with it, dealing with both the physical and the emotional symptoms, writes Caroline Foran.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay' Mental Health

Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'

If someone hadn’t noticed me, I would not be writing these words today, writes Neil Kelders.

From TheJournal.ie Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor' Read Me

Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'

Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.

From TheJournal.ie 'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients Psychedelics

'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients

A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there Word From The Wise

'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there

Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.

From TheJournal.ie Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears Courts

Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears

Former intercounty player James Masters claims the man who punched him during the 2010 match had repeatedly called him a “pig” prior to the assault.

From TheJournal.ie Living with France's terror threat: 'You can avoid busy areas, but you'll die of boredom' Anxiety

Living with France's terror threat: 'You can avoid busy areas, but you'll die of boredom'

“We are afraid but we can’t stop living. The wariness is always there.”

From TheJournal.ie Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis Mental Health

Depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder: A long road to diagnosis

TheJournal.ie speaks to three young people living with mental health conditions.

From TheJournal.ie LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide Mental Health

LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide

A new survey shows that LGBT teenagers have higher levels of anxiety and depression.

From TheJournal.ie Be silly, have fun and don't worry what you look like Improv Diary This post contains videos

Be silly, have fun and don't worry what you look like

Silence that inner giraffe – or whoever tells you to stay quiet.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation' Suicide This post contains videos

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

From TheJournal.ie Has your social circle diminished? Feel isolated but find making friends difficult? Opinion

Has your social circle diminished? Feel isolated but find making friends difficult?

Social anxiety is a problem that affects approximately one in eight Irish people, writes Margaret Walsh.

Some people really aren't happy with the term 'manxiety' that's everywhere this week

It’s a new word that’s just been coined – and it’s not gone down well with some.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McEvoy: 'When I'm at my worst, it's like trying to stand up in quicksand' Mental Health

Mary McEvoy: 'When I'm at my worst, it's like trying to stand up in quicksand'

Actress Mary McEvoy spoke about her difficulties with mental health as she relaunched the Irish branch of Recovery International.

From TheJournal.ie Support for DJ Nikki Hayes as she opens up about mental health challenges It's Ok Not To Be Ok

Support for DJ Nikki Hayes as she opens up about mental health challenges

The Spin 1038 broadcaster has been tweeting about her mental breakdown.

From TheJournal.ie Short of breath? Have trouble sleeping and feel uneasy? You could have an anxiety disorder Column

Short of breath? Have trouble sleeping and feel uneasy? You could have an anxiety disorder

We all have anxiety in our lives but when it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life it becomes a disorder, writes psychologist Leticia Gavin.

From TheJournal.ie Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who's depressed Me And My Mate Jeffrey This post contains videos

Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who's depressed

“It’s the most common illness in the country.”

From TheJournal.ie Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety Turn2Me

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

From TheJournal.ie Forget your preconceptions – this is what social anxiety is really like Opinion

Forget your preconceptions – this is what social anxiety is really like

There are people who scoff at the mention of social anxiety, passing it off as being ‘introverted’ or ‘shy’. It is neither of these things.

From TheJournal.ie Looking after your stress levels: How to feel more in control of your worries Opinion

Looking after your stress levels: How to feel more in control of your worries

Relationship, work and financial stress – they get us all down sometimes. But there are ways to deal with them.

From TheJournal.ie Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland's young people Early Intervention

Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland's young people

The new research shows more males are seeking help than before.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning.

From TheJournal.ie Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders? Opinion

Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders?

Benzodiazepine use in Ireland is increasing, especially among women. But the perception of the drug as ‘mother’s little helper’ is an antiquated one.

From TheJournal.ie 'Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I'm going to fight for my life' Mental Health

'Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I'm going to fight for my life'

I’ve learned that this should not be a private illness. You cannot fight mental health problems on your own in your room with your back against the door.

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