Anxiety disorders  have been referred to as a “silent epidemic”. Photograph: Istock

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems and have been referred to as a “silent epidemic”. According to Mental Health Irelan(...)

 Fiona Ross She will formally take up the three-year post after appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former National Library of Ireland director Fiona Ross is set to become chairwoman of troubled State-owned public transport group CIÉ. Minister for T(...)

An international study found  the number of involuntary admissions to psychiatric care in Ireland had risen from 46.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013 to 52.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016.

A new international study has criticised Ireland for its lack of reform in the mental health sector despite Vision for Change, which it described as “(...)

There are rising concerns for the well-being of PhD students generally with studies showing many are at risk of developing mental health problems. Photo: iStock

Earlier this year Oliver Rosten finally got his academic paper published in a scientific journal following a series of rejections. There was nothing (...)

As well as keeping our brains active, learning a new language is an ideal opportunity for making new friends, having new experiences with others and reaching a goal.

Most people in this part of the world have a smattering of French or Spanish which comes in useful when ordering dinner on holiday, but because much o(...)

 Gateway mental health project members Maureen Quinn, Richard Moloney, Cathy Bennett, Mary Quinn, Fionn Fitzpatrick, co-ordinator, and Maura Ferry. Photograph: Alan Betson

The colourful handcrafted sign across the large front window of a shop in the heart of Rathmines, Dublin 6, is a clear shout-out that Gateway is open (...)

Ollie Cole performing during First Fortnight 2015

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues is the aim of First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival that kicks off(...)

The best things about Christmas really are free: the carol singing, being around children, long walks, and meeting friends and family. Ignore all the hype. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

December is a bitter month and not just weather-wise. Christmas festivities hardly ever live up to the way they are portrayed in television advertisem(...)

Sinéad O’Sullivan and Aoibhin O’Neill conducted a survey to investigate awareness of personality disorders.

Personality disorders (PDs) affect 10 per cent of the population, according to Mark Lenzengweger, professor of psychology at the State University o(...)

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(...)

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