Sarah Bredin: “I was clearly living in a state of depression without knowing it”

One in 20 of us will have a psychotic experience in our lifetimes, according to the Psychological Society of Ireland – and simple human understandi(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch said efforts needed to be sustained to continue reducing child admissions to adult units. Photograph: Eric Luke

One in five of all admissions of children to mental health institutions is made to an adult unit, in spite of Government promises to end the practice,(...)

Facilities for patients with acute psychiatric difficulties in Waterford University Hospital remain unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, (...)

Cappahard Lodge, in Ennis, Co Clare:  in breach of conditions on care plans. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22

The State’s mental-health watchdog has expressed concern at the continued failure of a number of care facilities to draw up individual care plans for(...)

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch  says the review aims to give a stronger voice to the individual . Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversial practice of administering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to patients with mental health problems who refuse to consent to the tre(...)

Employers and managers often experience fear and frustration around not knowing what to say or how to support someone that they’ve noticed is struggling in the workplace

While people have become more open about talking about mental health in recent years, it can still be something of a taboo topic in the workplace. A r(...)

The Greaney family:  Michael and Valerie with their daughters Michelle and Sarah

Michael Greaney (53) was deeply troubled about financial matters and was concerned that he would not be able to provide for his family after borrowin(...)

According to Budget 2015, key among the Government’s health policy commitments is to further develop community mental health services. While this e(...)

Kathleen Lynch: she is likely to publish shortly a report by a Government expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act (2001)

A major review of mental health legislation is to recommend an end to the practice of administering controversial electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to p(...)

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It is estimated that about 20 per cent of us become clinically depressed at some point in our lives. Whereas sadness and grief are focused entirely(...)