A survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services found that despite 28 per cent of respondents having previously been treated for a mental health difficulty themselves,  many Irish people still find it difficult to discuss mental health issues.
Mental health: a stubborn stigma

Attitudes to mental health difficulties remain fraught with stigma and negativity, according to the latest survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Serv(...)

The payment of a personal cheque by Dr John Griffin (above) to a patient as a full and final settlement of a complaint, without admission of liability, was “unconventional”, an investigation by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services has found.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A consultant psychiatrist paid a long-time patient €50,000 as part of a “gentleman’s agreement” after he threatened to report him to the Medical Counc(...)

Social media is not a good forum to express complex emotions and parents need to be aware that, when older, a child may read what a parent wrote about them. Photograph: Thinkstock

Taking photos of your children is one thing, sharing them on social media is another. “Oversharenting” is the term coined for frequent posting abou(...)

Illustrator and writer of children’s picture books Yasmeen Ismail. Photograph: Olivia Hemingway
Reading between the lies

‘The zoo is closed today,” we say to deflect demands for a visit. “That cat is just sleeping,” we explain when passing a feline road casualty. “The el(...)