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#Mental Health

From TheJournal.ie Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking' Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

From TheJournal.ie Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

From TheJournal.ie Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears Central Mental Hospital

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie 'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide Dublin Coroner's Court

'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide

The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.

From TheJournal.ie New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

From TheJournal.ie How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

From TheJournal.ie More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year Mental Health

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital' Post-natal Depression

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

From TheJournal.ie 'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness' Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

From TheJournal.ie First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK Mental Health

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter Winter

'Spending time in daylight is huge, especially if you work full time': How to mind your mental health this winter

Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, shares some advice for anyone struggling.

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

From The42 The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room Out Of The Ordinary

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room

Alan Bradley chats to The42 about ‘Grounds for Concern’.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts Not Hiring

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

From TheJournal.ie Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds Mental Health

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds

The findings published are part of a major study of over 10,000 13-16 year olds in England.

From TheJournal.ie No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es Shortage

No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es

The matter needs to be addressed urgently, according to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne.

From TheJournal.ie Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms Human Rights

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms

An inspection of 52 of these 24-hour staffed residences found 43% did not provide single room accommodation for all residents.

From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

From TheJournal.ie Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity Courts

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

From TheJournal.ie A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression Health Research Board

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay Mental Health

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay

Merchants Quay said the research shows that homelessness can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person’s mental health.

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise Leaving Certificate

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

From The42 Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore? Long Road Back

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

From TheJournal.ie ITV to offer Love Island contestants minimum of 8 therapy sessions following new series Love Island

ITV to offer Love Island contestants minimum of 8 therapy sessions following new series

This comes after Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series, was found dead in London in March.

From TheJournal.ie A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today Mental Health

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

From The42 Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks Mental Health

Danny Rose says a club wanted to check he was ‘not crazy’ during transfer talks

Spurs defender went public with his mental health battle ahead of last year’s World Cup.

From TheJournal.ie First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness Mental Health

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

From The42 'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised' Closer Look

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

From TheJournal.ie Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars Mental Health

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis The Lancet

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

From TheJournal.ie Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

From The42 'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel' Noggin

'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel'

Professional rugby players Conor and Kieran Joyce tell us why they formed Noggin Sport.

From The42 'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues' Opening Up

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

From TheJournal.ie 'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings London Fashion Week

'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings

The hoodie debuted during London Fashion Week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again Strike

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

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