109% increase in Niteline calls in September 2015 compared to same time last year

There was a growth of 109% in the volume of calls made to Niteline, the confidential and anonymous listening service run by and for students in Trinity and other Dublin colleges, in September 2015 compared to September 2014, Trinity News has learned. The service operates during term time from 9pm to 2:30am 7 days a […]

My experience on mental health medication

Prozac wasn’t a fix-all solution, but it did mark the beginning of the end of my depression.

If we can’t recognise depression in our peers, how can we recognise it in ourselves?

I’d consider myself to be a compassionate person, someone who has time to listen to friends’ worries. Why then did I ignore my own mental health?

Finding solace in sport

Niall Breslin and student Clementine Yost recount how sport helped them deal with mental health issues.

Medicalised terminology only increases mental health stigma

Framing discussion of mental health in medicalised terms discourages people from engaging with the psychological suffering of others for what it is – subjective experience

Is anybody listening?

Five students from different universities talk about their experiences seeking help with mental illnesses.

Uaigneas i Lár an tSlua

Is fusa anois dul i dteagmáil le daoine ná riamh cheana, ach an uaigní sinn de bharr na meán sóisialta? Tionchar na meán sóisialta atá faoi chaibidil ag Frances Mulraney.

Tidings of comfort

Christmas can be a testing time for many. Michael Stone offers some guidance on how to stay mentally healthy the whole year round.

Paedophilia – the mental health issue we choose to ignore

The word paedophilia sets alarm bells ringing like few others. D. Joyce-Ahearne looks at how, as a nation, we’ve refused to acknowledge paedophilia as a mental health issue, with dire consequences for the fabric of our society.

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan