Depression and your relationship

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If you are depressed, your relationship can also become depressed. Depression can wreak havoc on your ability to experience and maintain intimacy within your relationship. Being depressed can illicit feelings of worthlessness; depression can affect moods, thoughts and behaviours, and even physical health. A common impact of depression is feeling lost or numb, so the depressed becomes disconnected from their … Read More

MyMind video series: Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins

In the fourth instalment of the MyMind video series, our Cork-based psychologist Stephen Watkins talks about the workings and benefits of CBT and the factors that could deter someone from getting the support they need. “The biggest barrier that I’ve repeatedly come across is that people who come to therapy think for some reason that they’re wrong or unusual or … Read More

Beneath the helmet

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This week, MyMind Ambassador Brendan Doyle is writing from the Winter Olympics training centre in Lake Placid, NY. Brendan talks about how his dedication to and love of his sport has helped him overcome the anxiety he struggled with every day.  If you’re familiar with my story, you know the experience I’ve had with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. You might … Read More

Understanding suicide

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Despite government funding for the National Office for Suicide Prevention rising from €4 million in 2013 to €8 million in 2014, suicide is still the leading cause of death among young people. Ireland’s rate of suicide among young people ranks 4th highest in the EU. These rates are of growing concern, particularly within male populations, with 83 percent of deaths … Read More

Postnatal Depression

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The birth of a child should be the most joyous experience a new mum can possibly have. However, this incredible journey can be clouded by feelings of fear and anxiety, depression, doubt and detachment. If you are struggling with a low mood that won’t shift, or feel disconnected from your baby, others and what’s going on around you, you may … Read More

Understanding depression

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The normal ups and downs of life mean that we can all feel low from time to time. But if emptiness and despair have taken hold of your life and won’t go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no … Read More