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From TheJournal.ie Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year Abuse

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year

72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018 Arrears

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency

“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met”

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide Ask For Help

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

From The42 Top three in tune, so I'm 'back to Ringo' jokes McIlroy Help

Top three in tune, so I'm 'back to Ringo' jokes McIlroy

The Irish Open gets underway this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home Illogical

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999 Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

From TheJournal.ie 'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled' Opinion

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

From TheJournal.ie 7 things you didn't know about the LauraLynn Hospice Sponsored By WEEE

7 things you didn't know about the LauraLynn Hospice

LauraLynn is Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, providing much-needed care to short and precious lives.

From TheJournal.ie This mother's email led to Ireland getting a specialist clothing range for children with additional needs Getting Things Done

This mother's email led to Ireland getting a specialist clothing range for children with additional needs

Irish parents were being forced to get specialist clothes shipped from the UK which was very expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Bressie to head up youth group on mental health Ireland's Call

Bressie to head up youth group on mental health

The GAA’s Rob Hennelly will also be a member of the new task force which is due to meet in November.

From TheJournal.ie Community rallies to help Irishman injured in Australia Brisbane

Community rallies to help Irishman injured in Australia

Liam Boland toppled over and fell six metres to a concrete pathway below, sustaining serious injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

From TheJournal.ie 'The best thing about being smoke-free is feeling more energetic' - one man's journey to quitting for good Sponsored By HSE

'The best thing about being smoke-free is feeling more energetic' - one man's journey to quitting for good

Mark quit smoking after six years, and he’s never looked back.

From TheJournal.ie Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

From TheJournal.ie Widow of man who died in accident appeals for help in finding lost bracelet Help

Widow of man who died in accident appeals for help in finding lost bracelet

Elaine Bowens says the bracelet carries “huge sentimental value”.

10 truly Irish symptoms of The Fear

*shivers*

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to talk about the reality of debt' Opinion

'We need to talk about the reality of debt'

Debt is scary – sometimes scary to face and always scary to hide from, writes Stephen Curtis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help' Broken System This post contains videos

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees Migrant Crisis

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'I fed myself through looking or smelling, but never eating. I'm not over anorexia; I'm living with it' Opinion

'I fed myself through looking or smelling, but never eating. I'm not over anorexia; I'm living with it'

When I finally got it, I still didn’t think I deserved help. I checked into hospital still believing I was “too fat”, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie 'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together' Opinion

'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'

At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie My life with shingles: 'It was like I had gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor' Opinion

My life with shingles: 'It was like I had gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor'

I incorrectly believed that shingles was contagious, writes Carol Reddy Locke

From TheJournal.ie Is your money going up in smoke? Here’s how you could save on your mortgage Sponsored By Consumer Help
From TheJournal.ie The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing Opinion

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

From TheJournal.ie 'After training and a strict diet this week, I am three pounds off the two stone mark' Column This post contains images

'After training and a strict diet this week, I am three pounds off the two stone mark'

Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode Opinion

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So, what happens if you don't feel that way? Opinion

Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So, what happens if you don't feel that way?

Pregnant women who find themselves depressed often feel a lot of guilt, writes Catriona Spellman.

From TheJournal.ie All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals Column

All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals

One moment of weakness after lunch or a bad sleep the night before and it’s sofa-central. Here’s how to stay on track.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling down today? There are people you can talk to Support

Feeling down today? There are people you can talk to

Christmas can be a difficult time for people, but help is out there.

From TheJournal.ie Going through a relationship breakdown? It's okay if you don't join in on all the Christmas razzmatazz Opinion

Going through a relationship breakdown? It's okay if you don't join in on all the Christmas razzmatazz

The end of a long term intimate relationship, whether a marriage or committed relationship, is experienced as a huge loss with all of the complex emotions of the bereavement process.

From TheJournal.ie 10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas Opinion

10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas

Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men Help

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year Calls To Action

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Irish radio listeners offer help to desperate mother after hearing her story A Helping Hand

Hundreds of Irish radio listeners offer help to desperate mother after hearing her story

She broke down in tears as she told Jeremy Dixon how she found it heartbreaking not to be able to provide for her children at this time of year.

From TheJournal.ie Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula Crisis Point

Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula

“Without St. Vincent de Paul I would still be living in a cold house and be going without food.”

From TheJournal.ie Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks Emergency

Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks

A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll never forget the looks he gave me. I knew he wanted me dead' Opinion

'I'll never forget the looks he gave me. I knew he wanted me dead'

A woman living in a women’s refuge in Tallaght tells her story and appeals to the government to prevent its closure.

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