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A novel rare risk factor linked to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia has been identified by a multi-institutional team led by Professor Sanbing Shen of the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway.
Moving away from the old model of institutionally-based, custodial mental health care and replacing it with a network of strengthened community teams in both Galway and Roscommon is the way forward, a local TD said this week.
Depression can be a particularly sensitive condition. If you have never experienced mental illness, it can be all too easy to dismiss this crippling condition as someone’s bad day. Depressed individuals typically suffer from insomnia, crying spells, anxiety, worry, poor memory, lack of interest, and stomach disturbances.
“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness”—Richard Carlson
The HSE in Mayo strives to provide a comprehensive range of mental health services both in the community and at various hospital and primary care sites around the county. The mental health team includes a consultant psychiatrist, registrar in psychiatry, mental health nurses, as well as addiction counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Total confidentiality for patients and clients is guaranteed at all times.
The HSE Midlands has launched the second edition of the Portfolio of Mental Health Assessment Tools, which will enhance assessment for mental health clients. The launch, which was hosted in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at Athlone Institute of Technology, was attended by HSE mental heath services staff from Westmeath, Offaly, Longford, and Laois, mental heath practitioners, and service user groups.
Walk in My Shoes was launched by St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation and aims to raise much needed funds to support young adults, 18 to 25 years of age in Ireland, in need of mental health services.
The third annual Coast to Coast cycle from Galway to Dublin from Friday to Sunday in aid of St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation aims to raise vital funds to provide greater access to mental healthcare nationwide.
The family of a psychiatrically ill patient who had to queue for hours at University Hospital Galway’s A&E department before being admitted were “very upset” at what they termed the change in admission policy for such patients, according to the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.
The word depression is a much misused term. When people are feeling a little sad, moody or down for a short period they often say they are depressed. But in reality they are really just having an “off” day or week and their mood will lift shortly.