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Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
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Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

4 hours ago 4,737 Views 3 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
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HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated Sun 4:48 PM 59,046 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
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Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,509 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
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Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care

May 8th 2022, 7:30 AM 22,702 Views 11 Comments

Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
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Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2022, 3:46 PM 26,096 Views 10 Comments

The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
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Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,437 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
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'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 9:10 AM 24,014 Views 2 Comments

“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.

Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024
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Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit due to be developed by late 2024

Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,775 Views 6 Comments

Ireland currently has no facility like this for women experiencing severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy or after birth.

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
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Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 13,947 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
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Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,607 Views 0 Comments

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
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HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,580 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
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Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health

Feb 7th 2022, 10:58 AM 11,065 Views 27 Comments

The annual Irish Penal Reform Trust’s progress in the penal system report was published today.

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
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'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,687 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.
Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
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Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,202 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
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'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

Jan 27th 2022, 3:44 PM 15,164 Views 14 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand
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No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand

Jan 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,992 Views 24 Comments

ADHD Ireland said it is “drowning” in calls from people asking about assessments and services.

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
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HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,856 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
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Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 57,362 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
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No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims

Jan 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,713 Views 90 Comments
  • People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
  • Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
  • Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.
Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres
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Mental health services watchdog finds fire risks at Dublin and Limerick inpatient centres

Jan 6th 2022, 1:09 PM 10,316 Views 6 Comments

One centre failed to improve its overall compliance over a five-year period.

Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020
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Over 1,800 people restrained or secluded by mental health services in 2020

Dec 30th 2021, 11:02 AM 14,643 Views 8 Comments

The Mental Health Commission has said that there is no therapeutic benefit to restraints.

'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'
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'Learning how to look after yourself mentally is a huge stepping stone'

Dec 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,036 Views 1 Comment

Hannah Looney’s mental health journey can be an example to all GAA players.

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period
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Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period

Dec 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,082 Views 2 Comments

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
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Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,120 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres
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Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres

Dec 17th 2021, 1:02 PM 10,270 Views 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission carried out inspections at the two facilities.

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
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€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,751 Views 56 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study
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A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study

Dec 14th 2021, 6:50 AM 19,260 Views 18 Comments

The ESRI study shows that 22% of men and 32% of women aged 20 scored highly for symptoms of depression.

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
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'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 58,321 Views 10 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
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Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,203 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
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'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,046 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
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Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study

Nov 16th 2021, 2:23 PM 9,397 Views 3 Comments

Researchers found that one in seven staff reported thinking of ending their life.

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
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Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'

Oct 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,877 Views 9 Comments

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
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Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,724 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary
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'There was no understanding of suicide' - Galway star recalls cousin's death in documentary

Oct 10th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,152 Views 3 Comments

Former Galway hurler Niall Donohue took his own life in 2013.

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
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HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

Sep 21st 2021, 1:41 PM 10,415 Views 4 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood
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Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood

Sep 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 16,799 Views 14 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams says mental health difficulties should be taken into consideration as we emerge from the past 18 months of trauma.

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year
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Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year

Sep 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,866 Views 0 Comments

Samaritans Ireland’s 2020 report is launching today ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed
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‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed

Sep 4th 2021, 11:57 AM 78,757 Views 47 Comments

The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, was pulled in 2019.

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
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One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 13,017 Views 27 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’
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Call for urgent increase in mental health funding to tackle ‘perfect storm’

Aug 24th 2021, 1:19 PM 9,305 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is calling for an immediate increase of 300 acute adult psychiatric inpatient beds.

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