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# Jigsaw
Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month
This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.
# covid committee
'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.
# My World Survey
Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.
# 6 of the best
6 of the best... homebaked teatime treats to go with a relaxing cuppa
Pop the kettle on and serve up one of these DIY delights, from oaty shortbread to healthier caramel squares.
# 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.
# the microwave express
A DIT student is hitch-hiking through all 32 counties carrying a microwave for a really good cause
He needs some help from the public though.
# angry young men
Anger management classes could help stem violence among young men
Call for services to better tackle the ‘changing culture of violence’ in Irish society.
# early intervention
Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland's young people
The new research shows more males are seeking help than before.
# Jigsaw
Analysis: Ruddock and Bowe tries typical of Schmidt-era Ireland
We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to break down the intricacies of Ireland’s tries on Saturday.
# Mental Health
'It was amazing to be listened to' - This service helped 2,500 young people last year
More than 11% of the young people presenting at the mental health programme said they’d had suicidal thoughts.
# Laughter Championships
Are you willing to laugh... in a very competitive manner?
Ireland’s first laughing championships is set to take place in Galway on 5 May, otherwise known as world laughter day.
# Mental Health
Ireland's youth mental health services can save lives - and should be minded
As a schoolboy, Bobby Edgar self-harmed and described himself as being “alone in a crowd”. Today, meets a confident, ambitious and active 19-year-old. So, what changed?
# Mental Health
HSE developing plan to save mental health service
The Save Jigsaw Kerry Group said yesterday that staff at the youth mental health service had been put on notice with no commitment to a continuation of services.
Column: One good adult is crucial for young people. I can vouch for that.
A new survey shines a light on the challenges facing young people like me – and shows we need good adults, writes Tim Smyth.