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Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
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Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Wed 2:33 PM 26,015 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
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'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement

Jul 14th 2021, 12:01 PM 264,460 Views 11 Comments

The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
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'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,330 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
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Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 14,768 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
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'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients

Jul 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 17,192 Views 10 Comments

2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.

Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say
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Major rise in mental health referrals and relapses during pandemic, psychiatrists say

Jun 29th 2021, 12:41 PM 7,190 Views 7 Comments

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has published a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
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Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,338 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
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97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 21,818 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
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Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,417 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
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No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,166 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
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'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,062 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
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'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation

May 22nd 2021, 12:43 PM 14,045 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Health is looking at the role of patients’ relatives in mental health treatment and care.

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Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,005 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
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‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

May 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,814 Views 5 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
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FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,020 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health
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Psychiatrists say cannabis is 'gravest threat' to youth mental health

May 4th 2021, 9:56 AM 47,874 Views 172 Comments

Hospital admissions of young people with a cannabis-related diagnosis increased by 300% between 2005 and 2017.

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
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Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,125 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
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'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,756 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
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Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,246 Views 40 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
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Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,684 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
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Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 38,092 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it
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Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it

Mar 27th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,488 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Peter Devers of Knock Counselling Centre says anger is one of the tricker emotions to navigate.

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'
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'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'

Mar 27th 2021, 8:30 AM 8,394 Views 5 Comments

DLR Waves star Katie Burdis delves deeper into her mental health struggles, and stresses the importance of speaking up.

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
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People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,578 Views 20 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
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Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 11,680 Views 11 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
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'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'

Mar 14th 2021, 7:12 AM 4,956 Views 1 Comment

‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
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Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 17,916 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
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Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,347 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
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International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,986 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
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Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 14,123 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
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'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,164 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
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People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,459 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears
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More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears

Feb 4th 2021, 1:36 PM 10,579 Views 11 Comments

Minister Mary Butler told the Dáil today she was “especially concerned about the rise in eating disorders among girls and young women”.

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
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What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,093 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
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Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

Jan 28th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,473 Views 29 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
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Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,581 Views 57 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
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There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 18,869 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
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Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,159 Views 8 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
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Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,212 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
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'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,474 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

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