‘I think I know what prompted Mary McAleese to speak out – deep compassion for a minority in Irish society who have been badly treated in virtually every country in the world.’ Above, former President Mary McAleese with her husband Dr Martin McAleese. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) whether we care about their mental health, as if only those who didn’t would vote No.Nor is it about the(...)

A number of “very strange people” are advertising themselves as psychotherapists and counsellors and can do “real harm”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

(...) regulation in place.Mr Neville, a veteran campaigner on mental health issues, said “any person can put up a(...)

People probably encounter workers with disabilities far more often than they realise. It’s just not as apparent as we might think it ought to be

(...) it’s somebody with a mental health issue.It is all of these things and more but as Greg Barry(...)

(...) unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, according to a new report.The Inspector of Mental Health(...)

Seriously mentally ill patients should be re-admitted into care if they do not attend for treatment or take their medication, the annual conference of psychiatric nurses has been told

(...) killed by their seriously mentally ill family member.”He challenged Minister of State for Mental Health(...)

Research shows that feelings of loneliness increase risk of death by 26 per cent, lack of social connections increases risk of death by 29 per cent and living alone increases risk of death by 32 per cent. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) stress, and supports and improves mental health.On the other hand, loneliness and poor social support(...)

If you were to find yourself in the unthinkable position, as many families tragically do, where a loved one is missing, then it is likely to be one of(...)

Clinical psychologist Michael Paterson was injured in an IRA rocket attack while working as an RUC officer in 1981. Seventeen years later he benefited from EMDR therapy. Photograph: Arthur Allison/ Pacemaker Press

(...) trainer in California, trained by Shapiro, he regularly passes his expertise on to mental health(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea treats transgender people at St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) mental health issue as it is sometimes perceived. It is, for me at least, a physical issue. There(...)

 Irene Pollock at Sandycove for her swim. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) both physical and mental wellbeing. “It is cold but when you are doing it every day you don’t notice(...)