mike_ie wrote: »
SUPPORT ORGANISATIONSSuicideturn2me.org - online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress.Pieta House - Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, providing services for those who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Contact information for your local Pieta House can be found here.National Office for Suicide Prevention - information and signposting resource regarding suicide in Ireland. NOSP is not a crisis support service.Finding a Counsellor/Therapist/Psychologist
The Psychology forum has an excellent sticky thread on How to find a Counsellor/Therapist/Psychologist which can be found here.Depression / Mental HealthSamaritans Ireland - (116 123) - 24 hour support organisation for anybody going through a difficult period of their life. You can also contact your local branch of Samaritans.https://www.jigsaw.ie/ Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland (see map) designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to.GROW - (1890 474 474) - mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Grow also hold regular meetings throughout Ireland.Aware - (1800 80 48 48) - service for people who experience depression and concerned family and friends of those suffering from depression.Shine - national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health.Pieta House - Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, providing services for those who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Contact information for your local Pieta House can be found here.Mental Health Ireland - Information Service on issues relating to mental health and mental illness.IACP - Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Provides services to help you to find a therapist in your area.(help for those under 18 years of age)Turn2Me Youth - services aimed towards providing mental health information to help young people get through tough times.Childline Ireland - (1800 66 66 66) - free and confidential support organisation for anybody under 18. They provide telephone, SMS and online chat services with those who can help.Teenline - (1800 83 36 34) - freephone helpline for young adults, 365 days per year, 24 hours a day
For links to other services, please check out the forum charter for more information.
Beasty wrote: »
Based on a suggestion by a poster I am starting a thread where we can share information and resources on mental health issues particularly given the stressful situations many people are finding themselves in. This virus will have adverse impacts not only on those it affects directly, but their loved ones, colleagues and friends. There will be a significant economic impact and many people will find themselves with money problems. There are also practical day to day things that people will have concerns over
This is not to discuss individual cases. It is for general discussion of mental health issues. While you can share your personal experiences, please do not request or offer specific advice on individual circumstances. I will sticky this thread
cjmc wrote: »
I would, by no means , consider my self to be a worrier or someone prone to believe in doomsday scenarios but this has me spooked. Listening to off the ball there it seems I'm not alone in that. And put a bit of perspective on this pandemic.
eddie73 wrote: »
Personally I hope that this crisis makes us a better race. We are too profit driven and have lost our compassion.
LaFuton wrote: »
is sex ok?
LowOdour wrote: »
I have to say, staying off the main Coronavirus thread on Boards yesterday and today was great for the brain
Tell me how wrote: »
Something I've done for a long time on Boards is click on the most thanked posts tab and view the 60 posts within that each day.
I've found this very good during this period when at least 55 of them are related to the Corona Virus but for the most part these posts are positive and are highlighting some good news, or are calling out someone who is not being in any way helpful or kind with their posts.
And also, in the middle of these posts, M.T, Cranium's daily weather updates is still one of the most thanked posts which I think is great to see because I imagine people being 'Oh this is the end of the world, but we are going to have some sunshine on Thursday after some early showers, which will be nice'.