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Mental health services need to be prepared for ‘a sustained surge in demand over the coming years’

Mental health services need to be prepared for “a sustained surge in demand over the coming years” in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Oireach(...)

Rachel Flaherty: ‘As I set off for the second half of the walk the sun came out and the views across Dublin Bay were spectacular.’

“My feet are in bits, agony, and I already know I won’t be able to move tomorrow,” a woman exclaimed as she flopped down on to the seat on the Dart br(...)

Therapy and Hollywood: The annual Psychoanalytic Film Festival is now in its 10th year.

1) As part of “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” – a programme of books, ebooks, online magazines, online courses and events – dietitian Sarah Keogh wi(...)


1) Just before Christmas, a Wicklow couple were given the devastating news that their six-month-old daughter Juniper has a rare and life-threatening g(...)

Stepping Stones from Stonechat Jewellers

This time nine years ago, my mental health took a sudden swerve for the very unpleasant. Out of nowhere, I was riddled with acute fear. Suicide seemed(...)

One of the more positive developments  is the increase in high-profile people, such as  Alastair Campbell, above, “coming out” about their illness. However, when it comes to the workplace, there’s still a long way to go.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“In 2008, I was 20 years into a career with Unilever. Then all of a sudden, at midnight on January 25th, 2008, I had a panic attack. It was the start (...)

Professor Ella Arensman is director of research at the National Suicide Research Foundation. Photograph: Eric Luke

The rate of suicide in Ireland rose 15 per cent during the height of the recession, with the increase accounted for mainly by more men taking their l(...)

Researchers compared whole genomes of individuals who had reported a previous clinical diagnosis of depression with those of individuals with no history of depressive disorders. Photograph: Steven Hunt/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

A new study has found significant associations between certain genes and depression – the first time such an association has been reported in individu(...)

Console founder Paul Kelly. The charity is due to run out of money next week. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scandal-hit suicide prevention charity Console could be wound down within the next week, The Irish Times has learned. The charity is due to run out (...)

Cricket Ireland have condemned an article in the Zimbabwe Herald which referenced John Mooney (above). Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Cricket Ireland has condemned an article in a Zimbabwe newspaper in relational to Ireland all-rounder John Mooney as having “demonstrated breath-takin(...)

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