The fight for mental health support needs to come from all in society

A graveside oration given by the Taoiseach in 2012 touched many, but action is needed more than words


My lunch hid from the grey of a water-logged day, packed away in a transparent Tupperware box, protected only from the cold by a thin green lid. That’s it. Two sandwiches, one concave piece of plastic and a green lid.


Anger at lack of mental health funding highlighted at USI national demonstration

The Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform joined outside the Dáil today to protest the diversion of €12 million from the mental health budget


Rain did not dampen the spirits of the few hundred gathered to protest the diversion of €12 million from the mental health budget outside the Kildare entrance of Dáil Éireann today. The Union of Students in Ireland along with local


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?


Trinity researchers recently published a study which proposed that young people find it difficult to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts amongst their peers. Psychologists working out of the School of Psychology and Children’s Research Centre say that their …


Why Mary McAleese was right to raise LGBT suicide risk

No campaigners are trying to protect themselves from the idea that they are complicit in damaging the mental health of thousands of people in the coming month.

comment1Prof Patricia Casey writes in the Sunday Independent that the claims made by former president Mary McAleese regarding the high suicide risk in homosexuals are “a surprise”, “ignoring the complexity of suicide” and threaten to “muddy our discourse on the …