MyMind celebrates ninth anniversary

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MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing celebrated its ninth anniversary with the opening of its new Dublin-based centre – 7A Store Street. Founded in 2006 by ex-Googler Krystian Fikert, MyMind has grown from offering mental health services out of one room in a community centre, to a nation wide organisation that can reach people living anywhere in Ireland through its e-therapy … Read More

Sarah’s story

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MyMind Ambassador Sarah generously shares the story of her own mental health, and talks about how MyMind helped her see herself in a whole new way. The films that satisfy me the most (apart from almost everything with Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts, sshhh…) are those that end with the story being retold by a detective or lawyer who has … Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or ‘CBT’ is becoming a household name when it comes to talk therapy, but how exactly does it work? MyMind has an excellent team practising CBT. If you’d like to make an appointment, call us at 076 680 1060 or BOOK now online. The general thinking behind CBT is that we all learn to act and think in certain … 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

Sexual orientation

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Sexual Orientation

Many of us are curious about our own sexual orientation. It’s sometimes not an easy thing to determine, define or even talk about. It’s nobody’s business but your own. Some of us take longer than others to figure things out, or simply don’t align with one sexual identity, which is totally fine. However, if you are confused about your own … Read More

Boosting your self-esteem

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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 compare how we really are to how we aspire to be. We evaluate our self-worth in many different contexts, such as the school or work environment, our personal relationships and in social groups, and commonly, our physical appearance. … 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

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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After a traumatic experience, it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if these feelings don’t fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can leave you feeling powerless and vulnerable so it’s important to realise that you’re not helpless. There are … Read More

What is a Personality Disorder?

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We’re all individuals with our own unique personalities. The word ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that makes each of us the individuals that we are. We are all individuals and don’t always think, feel and behave in exactly the same way – it depends on the situation we are in, the people with us, and … Read More

Overcoming Agoraphobia

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What does Agoraphobia mean to you? Many people assume that agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces but it’s more complex than this. Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, or help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong. Most of us feel some anxiety at different times in our lives, however, it becomes … Read More