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#Depression

From TheJournal.ie Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity Courts

Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity

The jury spent 54 minutes deliberating today before delivering a unanimous verdict.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears Courts

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears

The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.

From TheJournal.ie 'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness' Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

From TheJournal.ie Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts Depression

Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts

Data for 2014 shows that 4% of Europeans aged 15-24 were chronically depressed.

From TheJournal.ie A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression Health Research Board

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

From The42 Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family RIP

Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family

“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.

From The42 'My phone would not stop lighting up. People reached out that were going through an extremely difficult time' Looking Forward

'My phone would not stop lighting up. People reached out that were going through an extremely difficult time'

Dublin footballer Shane Carthy wrote a moving blog post about his experience with depression before Christmas.

From The42 'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression Mental Illness

'Everything just stopped making sense' - Gigi Buffon on his depression

The Italian goalkeeper says he once missed a match due to a panic attack.

From TheJournal.ie Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10 Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

From TheJournal.ie Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

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 The42 'I was literally contemplating: "Do I want to be here anymore? Do I want to be alive?'" Looking Back

'I was literally contemplating: "Do I want to be here anymore? Do I want to be alive?'"

After a difficult few years, Mikey Drennan is back playing in the League of Ireland with Sligo.

From The42 'England are my salvation' - Tottenham's Danny Rose reveals battle with depression Courage

'England are my salvation' - Tottenham's Danny Rose reveals battle with depression

The left-back has laid bare the personal struggles that have affected him deeply since suffering a knee injury at the start of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples Fertility

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You never know what battle someone is going through': Tributes paid to Verne Troyer RIP
From TheJournal.ie 'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves The Cow Book

'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves

“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”

From TheJournal.ie Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn Mental Health

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn

Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.

From TheJournal.ie Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress Drivers For Change

Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress

Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide survivor Kevin Hines: 'Don't silence the pain. You can get past it, one day at a time' Road To Recovery

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines: 'Don't silence the pain. You can get past it, one day at a time'

Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. Now, he travels the world sharing his inspirational story.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't' Column

Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't'

When my depression was at its worst, I used to dread Christmas, writes Abigail McDonnell.

From The42 'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone' Interview

'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone'

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Nicole Owens talks to The42 about her experience with depression and her 2017 season with the Dublin Ladies.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression' International Men's Day

'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression'

Mike Bartlett is just one of the many Irish men who received mental health support from the Mojo initiative.

From TheJournal.ie 'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide Hope

'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide

“I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him.”

From The42 'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Depression This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

From The42 Athletes who suffer concussion more likely to report mental health issues after their careers Concern

Athletes who suffer concussion more likely to report mental health issues after their careers

Ireland was one of the eight countries to take part in the research.

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 The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood Feeling Blue

The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood

“This algorithm can sometimes detect depression before a clinical diagnosis is made.”

From TheJournal.ie Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness Mental Health

Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness

Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.

From TheJournal.ie Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me' Opinion

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

From TheJournal.ie Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you Mind Yourself

Thank you for sharing your mental health experiences - that's why we share this award with you

Headline Ireland named TheJournal.ie as its Voice 2017 recipient for highlighting mental health experiences.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts Depression

'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts

They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to hold everything back. My shyness triggered depression and nearly killed me' Column

'I used to hold everything back. My shyness triggered depression and nearly killed me'

For some people, shyness can lead to social anxiety and crippling depression, writes Brian Strahan.

From TheJournal.ie Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality New Study

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality

Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression 'boxer' Moran This post contains videos

'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran described his struggles in an emotional Late Late Show interview.

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.

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