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The advocate: Pushing for best standards in psychiatry

Paul Mulholland talks to President of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Dr John Hillery about the challenges facing the College and the profession. This article was written by Paul Mulholland and was published in the The Medical Independent on 6th April 2017. In only two years’ time, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland will […]

What it’s really like to see a psychiatrist for your mental health

The first time I was told I needed to see a psychiatrist, my heart dropped. I was terrified. What I learned was that psychiatrists are much like other mental health professionals – except they deal with a variety of disorders and can prescribe medication. This article was written by Hattie Gladwell for Metro.co.uk and was published […]

Another ‘Leaving Cert’ celebration begins without adequate legislation in place to protect young people
Another ‘Leaving Cert’ celebration begins without adequate legislation in place to protect young people.

As another season of post Leaving Certificate results parties begins, Alcohol Action has called on government and the Oireachtas to finally act and pass the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill before next year’s celebrations comes around. Commenting on this year’s activity, Eunan McKinney, Head of Communications and Advocacy at Alcohol Action Ireland, said: “Priced based promotions […]

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‘I hate mental health being used in the media as an explanation for crime’

Psychosis is a distressing difficulty in which thoughts and emotions make it hard to determine what is reality and what is not. #StillJustMe is an anti-stigma campaign launched in 2017 by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. Here mental health ambassador and blogger Nicola describes her journey living with schizophrenia and the effect stigma can have […]

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