American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer will make screening for mental health issues a condition for retaining accreditation for cancer treatment centres. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

American Psychological Association says coping with distress improves patient outcome

Padraig O’Morain on his irrational objection to other people getting older

Twelve years ago nobody wanted to hear groups such as Focus Ireland, Simon or Threshold complaining. The country was in the upward spiral of a boom. Who needed to listen?

Padraig O’Morain believes the factors that pushed people into wretched living conditions go back 12 years

Male stereotypes work against men in ways that perhaps are not always recognised.

Everything in the garden is not rosy for men – more men than women take their lives worldwide, by a big majority

Men don’t have to become women and women don’t have to become men but we could all learn from one another

Rumination is going over and over the same distressing thoughts and images. It is associated with depression and stress

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