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#Mental Health

From TheJournal.ie 'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres Mental Health Commission

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres

The commission took 40 enforcement actions against 31 centres which were non-compliant last year.

From TheJournal.ie Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions Childline

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions

The number of contacts to Childline.ie doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie 70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health Concerned Parents

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in Pandemic

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds Mental Health

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds

The findings were the first published from Eurofound’s living, working and Covid-19 online survey.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall Coronavirus

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do' Coronavirus

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end Pieta House

Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end

The cash will be on top of the €2.03 million Pieta House already receives from the State

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact Mental Health

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dramatic increase' in admissions to Dublin mental health hospital in last month Coronavirus

'Dramatic increase' in admissions to Dublin mental health hospital in last month

Acute work-related stress has also seen a number of healthcare workers being admitted to Saint John Of God Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging' Rotunda Hospital

Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging'

Up to one in five women experience mental health difficulties in pregnancy or after birth.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us' Opinion

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'

Ciara Wright of The Wellness Crew says burnout will be of concern for frontline workers in the coming months. She offers some help.

From TheJournal.ie Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning' ALONE

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases Mental Health

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

From TheJournal.ie Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health WELL-BEING
From TheJournal.ie Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How are you coping during the Covid-19 crisis?

The current situation is very difficult for a lot of people.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children National Study

Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children

The findings were made as part of a new study into how Ireland is coping with Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics? Coronavirus

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

From The42 'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain' Interview

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

From The42 Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn Concern

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday Covid-19

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality Coronavirus

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

From TheJournal.ie Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds Mental Health

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak Mind Yourself

'We're all in this together': How to look after your wellbeing and those around you during the coronavirus outbreak

The HSE and WHO have issued mental health guidelines to help people manage the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others Mental Health

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services Vision For Change

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

From TheJournal.ie 'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs West Dublin

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

From TheJournal.ie KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health Health 2.0

KeepAppy is making it easier for people to manage their mental health

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

From The42 'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone' Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog Inspection

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail Sandra Fay

Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail

Ireland has one of the highest levels of severe mental illness compared to its European counterparts.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically Worrying Increase

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person' Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays Be Kind To Yourself

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

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