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Anxiety articles


Anxiety is stress, nervousness and worry caused by intrusive thoughts which can be very distressing.

Debunking 10 mental health myths

10 Feb 2017

What is mental health? When does mental health turn to mental illness? This is a topic that we are seeing again and again in the med ...

Trust your line

19 Dec 2016

MyMind Ambassador Brendan Doyle shares his experience of fear and self-doubt and offers advice on how to overcome the negative voice ...

Protecting Mental Health

09 Feb 2016

This is an extract from Dr Keith Gaynor’s book ‘Protecting Mental Health’.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches ...

School transition: Grieving the old and welcoming the new

25 Jan 2016

“Who are you?..” said the caterpillar “I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I knew who I wa ...

Mindfulness at Christmas

17 Dec 2015

Psychotherapist and public speaker on ‘Mindfulness’ with MyMind Harriet McGuigan shares her advice on how to practice mindfulness to ...

My dignity and I

08 Oct 2015

By Guest blogger Fiona Kennedy, founder of Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers The theme of World Mental Health week this year is di ...

Living with an Anxiety Disorder

08 Oct 2015

We all get nervous or anxious from time to time when speaking in public, for example, studying for an exam, or just facing every day ...

My Battle with Perfectionism

05 Oct 2015

My jealousy of Grainne: A Battle with Perfectionism By Michelle O’Connor, MyMind Limerick centre manager  “When we feel jealo ...

The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

17 Sep 2015

As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes a ...

Boosting your self-esteem

01 Jan 2015

Most of us struggle with our self-esteem from time to time. Self-esteem relates to the feeling of self-worth we have when we compar ...


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