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#Mental Health

From TheJournal.ie 'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me' Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments Waiting Lists

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

From TheJournal.ie More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds Lockdown

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

Fans of Ariana Grande can't pick and choose who's off limits when it comes to mental health

Commentary on the breakup is proving to be hypocritical.

From TheJournal.ie ‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents' Health

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says Future Of Mental Healthcare

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

From The42 'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all' Mental Health This post contains videos

'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'

Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary.

Words of wisdom: How these 7 celebrities manage their mental health issues

‘It stops people feeling alienated.’

From TheJournal.ie Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services Mental Health Reform

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people Camhs

'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people

A number of consultants have left the Camhs services in recent weeks and they must be urgently replaced, Sinn Féin said.

From TheJournal.ie Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law Detention

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

From TheJournal.ie 15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid Aras18

'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid

Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.

From TheJournal.ie Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward Mental Health

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward

The details were contained in a report released by the Mental Health Commission this week.

From TheJournal.ie New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too Mental Health

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too

Previous studies have found that men sometimes exhibit symptoms reminiscent of pregnancy.

From The42 Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Why Man United vetoed Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how eating disorders are a ‘real issue’ among males.

From The42 'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that' Mental Health This post contains videos

'It's very important that we change the culture and make sure we don't lose another loved one like that'

Galway hurler Conor Whelan on his cousin Niall Donoghue’s suicide and trying to help others.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages Mental Health

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

From TheJournal.ie HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009 Mental Health

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

From TheJournal.ie 'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live' Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

From TheJournal.ie 'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units Call For Reform

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

Former Love Island contestant Zara Holland has said that contestants will be 'haunted' by the show for the rest of their lives

She also spoke of her mental health struggles since she left the villa in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling' Opinion

'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling'

Expanding the availability of CBT in Ireland at primary care level, would provide better outcomes for many patients, writes Sean Byrne.

From The42 Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23 Speaking Out

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds Vhi Report

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

From TheJournal.ie Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction' Dr John Hillery

Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction'

Hillery said that the current system is nothing short of a “disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness Gaming Disorder

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose' Dr Kieran Moore

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional Patient Detention

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes' Anxiety

'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'

Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's' Mental Health

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

From TheJournal.ie Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm Nearly There

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services' Opinion

'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services'

A sibling writes about their brother’s experience of being suicidal and needing access to treatment.

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