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From TheJournal.ie Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5 Reach Out

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

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 'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years Mental Health

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse Reach Out

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

From TheJournal.ie Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them Sponsored By HSE

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

Want to support family or friends who may be having a hard time? Try some active listening

We all like to think we’re good friends and listeners but here are some tips to brush up on your skills, and really help someone in need…

JK Rowling had some heartfelt words for a fan asking for help on Twitter

Another reason to love her.

From TheJournal.ie Giving men the opportunity to text is a "major development" in the fight against suicide Textual Healing

Giving men the opportunity to text is a "major development" in the fight against suicide

“It’s about meeting people where they’re at – and men simply prefer to type than talk,” says Paul Kelly of Console.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces Reach Out

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces

Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.

From TheJournal.ie Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention TAKING ACTION

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Christmas is a tough time with depression. Here’s what I’m doing about it. Read Me

Column: Christmas is a tough time with depression. Here’s what I’m doing about it.

Garry Williams has never liked Christmas – but this year, he writes, it will be different.