Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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When you mention the term OCD, the first thing we might think of is someone who washes their hands a lot, or has to have the house absolutely spotless at all time. However, there’s a lot more to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder than you might think. What is OCD?  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is characterised by repetitive behaviours aimed at … Read More

MyMind intern Kristine tell us what mental health means to her

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My Mind intern Kristine Brouder is studying Psychology at the University of Limerick. In her first blog post, Kristine talks about her experiences with MyMind and what mental health means to her. ‘’Why study Psychology? Are there even any jobs in that field? What is it that interests you about Psychology?’’ These are all questions I’ve encountered since deciding to … Read More

Five ways to stop worrying

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Did you know that for the average person, 80% of their thoughts contain some form of negative content, such as worrying? It’s not those negative thoughts themselves that cause the problem, but what we do with them. When we start to believe that the negative thoughts are actually true, that’s when we see problems. Luckily, there are some things you … Read More

Eating Disorders

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According to the Department of Health, up to 200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders. This high number sheds light on the importance of identifying the factors that lead to the development of eating disorders in order to establish methods of preventing them. Eating disorders often do a great deal of harm to those affected by them. Recognising … Read More

Living with an Anxiety Disorder

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We all get nervous or anxious from time to time when speaking in public, for example, studying for an exam, or just facing the every day stresses that life that throw at us. For some of us, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. People with Anxiety Disorders often have a tendency to … Read More

Managing your anger

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Anger is a normal and natural human emotion and when managed properly it’s not a problem. We are not robots and it would be downright weird if we never got angry!  That said, anger can become an issue or start to negatively effect your life if it becomes overwhelming, or out of control. It’s an emotion that can range from mild … Read More


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“When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed. Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped. This, along with substance abuse are considered substance use disorders…” Substance dependence can … Read More

How to deal with bullying

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Bullying can happen at any stage of our lives. It can happen in the office, at school, at a club or even among friends. It can be subtle or obvious for everyone to see – either way, it’s sure to have a very negative impact on our mental wellbeing. Bullying is aggressive behaviour resulting in habitual abusive treatment. Coercion, force, … Read More

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At MyMind, raising awareness of mental health is an important part of the work we do.  We welcome enquiries from members of the media regarding issues related to mental health, MyMind and the work we do. For all media queries, please contact our Communications Officer Carmen Bryce: email communications@mymind.org or call 083 842 3277. News archive For past stories search … Read More

Coping with unpleasant thoughts

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Somethings we can’t control or block out those negative thoughts. It might be the same thought played on loop – ‘I’m not smart enough for this job’, ‘I’m not good enough for him’, ‘Everybody is more popular than me’. Or it could be a stream of voices that chip away at your confidence and stop you from reaching your full … Read More