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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

6 hours ago 30,835 Views 47 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

Thu 5:26 PM 17,574 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 13,643 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 29,426 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 57,367 Views 3 Comments

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

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the festive period
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Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the festive period

Dec 24th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,095 Views 13 Comments

It’s no surprise that many people find the festive period to be a tough time.

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself
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Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 17,210 Views 1 Comment

Therapist Liz O’Driscoll says it’s important to remember that Christmas is only a couple of days and that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year
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Over 1,700 people restrained or secluded in mental health services in Ireland last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,288 Views 12 Comments

“The fact that we are still using handcuffs to restrain people sends out all the wrong messages,” according to the Mental Health Commission.

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE
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'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE

Dec 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 9,105 Views 6 Comments

Parents said they feel “stuck in the middle” between the two organisations.

Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health
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Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix and says being in band 'really took a toll' on her mental health

Dec 14th 2020, 7:58 PM 67,707 Views 20 Comments

Little Mix rose to fame after winning the eighth season of The X Factor in 2011.

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns
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Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Dec 4th 2020, 10:54 AM 7,078 Views 6 Comments

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
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Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,214 Views 13 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
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Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Nov 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,000 Views 20 Comments

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'
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'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'

Nov 28th 2020, 7:45 AM 2,820 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary dual star Roisin Howard discusses the WGPA column she penned ahead of today’s All-Ireland camogie semi-final.

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell
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Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 4:30 PM 37,407 Views 25 Comments

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

New online mental health service launched for frontline workers
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New online mental health service launched for frontline workers

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:56 PM 10,525 Views 6 Comments

The new tool for frontline workers is an instant chat service.

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says
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'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,835 Views 1 Comment

The Practitioner Health Matters Programme today released its annual report for 2019.

Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support
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Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support

Nov 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,163 Views 48 Comments

Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley documents the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of young people and says the long-term picture is worrying.

'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle
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'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle

Nov 8th 2020, 9:10 AM 5,149 Views 5 Comments

The Australian says he found it tough spending so long away from his home and family.

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
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'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,589 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'
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Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 33,524 Views 36 Comments

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign
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Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign

Oct 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 18,994 Views 4 Comments

Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
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Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,056 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds
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Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds

Oct 28th 2020, 4:42 PM 18,285 Views 11 Comments

Two residents’ clinical files were left on the nurses’ station unattended and a filing cabinet was left unlocked.

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
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FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 26,263 Views 0 Comments

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
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Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 15,930 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds
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Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds

Oct 5th 2020, 12:06 PM 18,316 Views 37 Comments

The HSE’s winter plan has been criticised for not allocating enough funding towards mental health.

Budget must show 'renewed commitment to mental health', says Hourigan
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Budget must show 'renewed commitment to mental health', says Hourigan

Oct 3rd 2020, 11:59 AM 13,583 Views 7 Comments

The Green Party is holding its convention online this weekend.

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
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'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 38,212 Views 53 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health
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'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health

Sep 25th 2020, 11:14 PM 89,138 Views 82 Comments

The twins also hit out at conspiracy theorists and people who refuse to wear face masks.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?
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Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Sep 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 41,901 Views 67 Comments

Many people have been affected by job losses, isolation and a lack of social interaction in recent months.

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month
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Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month

Sep 24th 2020, 7:29 AM 12,053 Views 12 Comments

This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end
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Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end

Sep 11th 2020, 12:59 PM 28,053 Views 16 Comments

14 NGOs have asked the government to commence the 2015 Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act.

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'
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Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'

Sep 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,503 Views 23 Comments

On World Suicide Prevention Day our reader details her struggles and experience of the Irish mental health services.

Living with an eating disorder: The last few months have brought unwelcome challenges
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Living with an eating disorder: The last few months have brought unwelcome challenges

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 17,092 Views 9 Comments

Ciara lives with an eating disorder. She says the health service is not fit for purpose when it comes to these illnesses.

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students
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No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students

Aug 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 21,857 Views 17 Comments

The government announced new 120 guidance counsellor posts last month to support students returning to school.

Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn
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Mental health impact of pandemic will be with us 'for a long time', experts warn

Aug 19th 2020, 10:12 AM 17,811 Views 34 Comments

The Psychological Society of Ireland has said that young people are being badly affected by the pandemic.

Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health?
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Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health?

Aug 16th 2020, 9:29 AM 65,299 Views 97 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many people.

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
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The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 25,320 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
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Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 40,455 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

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