Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Today marks the beginning of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. A staggering 200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders. That means that each of us is likely to know someone who has been affected. Bodywhys – the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, – has shared this informative article on how to recognise and understand an eating disorder in … Read More

An interview with Patrick Fitzgerald

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Patrick-Fitzgerald

This month, we’ll be talking with psychotherapist Patrick Fitzgerald about mental health, rural isolation and the problems facing modern Ireland. Tell us about yourself and your background My background is very diverse. From a young age, my father and uncle were farmers. I worked on the farm every summer. After I finished school, I went into computers. Following that, I did … Read More

Love and your mental wellbeing

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What is love? Love, often treated as an enigma, can be defined as a strong feeling of affection one experiences towards another person. Love is held in high regard by many people; it features heavily in all forms of media. Try to listen to a song on the radio or watch a film in the cinema without love playing a … Read More

Protecting Mental Health

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This is an extract from Dr Keith Gaynor’s book ‘Protecting Mental Health’.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all  Emily Dickinson In the ten years I have been a psychologist, I have met hundreds of people in the course of … Read More

Why I chose an Internship at MyMind

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I have, for as long as I can remember, been interested in the behaviour, emotions and thoughts of others and myself. I am constantly introspective of my actions and emotions – monitoring how I behave and asking myself why I am feeling or acting in a certain way. If a situation arose where someone acted strangely, I would be the … Read More

Brendan Doyle: My journey to wellbeing

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Brendan Doyle is an ex-Garda and Winter Olympics hopeful from Dublin. Close to seven years ago, Brendan’s life was turned upside down in a heartbeat. What followed was a painful struggle with depression and anxiety. Brendan lost all hope in ever enjoying life again…until he discovered his passion in life and began to fight for his dream of Olympic glory. … Read More

School transition: Grieving the old and welcoming the new

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“Who are you?..” said the caterpillar “I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I knew who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Just like Alice in Wonderland, the start of a new school for a young person … Read More

An interview with Beatriz Moreno

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Each month, we will be bringing you an interview with one of our mental health professional team. This month, we’re talking to MyMind psychologist Beatriz Moreno. What attracted you to psychology?  I was always very interested in psychology. When I was a child, I wanted to be a nurse and then a doctor – I was always interested in helping … Read More