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Men talk about health, but not mental, sexual or ‘private’ health

Irish Times | Michelle McDonagh There’s a classic joke that goes: “Men die, on average, five years younger than women do. Why? Because they want to.” Or have you heard the one about why women live longer than men? “Because they are not married to women.” However, the health of men in Ireland is really [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Farming Poll 2016: One in five rural people have experience of depression

Irish Examiner | Noel Baker Almost one in five people in rural areas said they had experienced depression, whether directly or through a family member. The Irish Examiner / ICMSA poll also found that 8% said they or an immediate family member had some experience regarding suicide. Female respondents, at 23%, were more likely to [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

It’s OK not to feel OK – former Limerick U21 goalie

Limerick Leader | Donal O'Regan Former Limerick Minor & U21 Hurler Owen Webb O'Rourke speaks about his mental health difficulties and encourages other to seek help. FROM THE outside Owen Webb O’Rourke has it all - intelligence, good looks, sporting talent, a loving family and girlfriend. But that’s the problem with looking from the outside [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Teen suicide: What parents need to know

Irish Times| Gary Diamond.   Provide a safe haven for your child, avoid harsh criticism, and watch out for signs of depression Adolescent suicide is devastating for family, friends and their communities. The loss of a child or sibling leaves an abyss, typically accompanied by feelings of grief, helplessness, anger and questions about whether one [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Do you know your ‘blind spots’? How to look after your mental health

thejournal.ie | Terri Morrisey THERE ARE A baffling number of “self-help” books, articles, tips and anecdotes out there – all telling us how to stay healthy, “look our best”, have the right attitude and how to reach our full potential. It is a billion dollar industry. Some of the advice is trite, some of it [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Free Skype counselling offered to Irish emigrants in Australia

irshtimes.com | Cabhrú service will be available to help with loneliness, depression, anxiety and addiction. A new free online counselling service for emigrants will be available for Irish people living in Australia from this weekend. Clients will be able to avail of up to six free appointments over Skype with a qualified Irish counsellor. Cabhrú [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

New Facebook tools allow you to help someone who might be at risk of suicide

thejournal.ie | The new features were designed with the help of Samaritans Ireland ahead of World Suicide Day this Saturday. THE SOCIAL MEDIA site Facebook has added new features to its suicide prevention tool, which will aim to increase the resources and support to those on the site who are at risk of suicide. The new [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Your Mental Health: The Importance Of Asking For Help

image.ie | Last week’s article addressed the early warning signs of mental health issues, published just hours before the devastating tragedy of the Hawe family emerged. Since then we as a community and a nation feel a sense of tragic loss, immersed in disbelief but touched by the uncomfortable notion that this could be anybody’s [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara tackles stigma of depression with his story

Irishtimes.com | Extract of Cavan footballer’s book details how he dealt with depression. My counsellor took a deep breath and looked at me. “Look,” he said, “I have hinted at this before, but I have never felt you were ready to take it on board before now. When did we first see each other?” “Back [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Shining a light on mental health

Irish Independent | Organised by White Diamond Events, the 'Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit' will take place during mental health awareness week on October 14 in the Aviva Stadium. Several of the speakers attended its launch at l'Ecrivain Restaurant in Dublin, owned by Derry and Sallyanne Clarke, who tragically lost their son Andrew to suicide. [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments