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  • Suicidal thoughts | The Hope Project

    Suicidal thoughts If you are having thoughts of suicide you're not alone. They can be scary and they can give you many other unwanted feelings and thoughts. Remember you don't have to act on these thoughts. You are so loved and worth so much. There is help Available. Symptome von Selbstmordgedanken Getting help for suicidal thoughts Talking to someone about how you are feeling can help. Once you start talking it gets better. You can talk to a family, friend, teacher, anyone who you trust. Go to your doctor. They can get different resources for you and run tests to find out what's going on. Book an appointment to see a therapist. If you feel you cant keep yourself safe you can call the police or ambulance or you can go to your nearest hospital. I know it can be frightening to do this but these people want to help you and you're NOT wasting anyone's time. Everyone needs help from time to time. Call a helpline. ​ If you or someone you know is in crisis or having a medical emergency call your country's emergency number 999, 112, 911, 000 Helplines IE - Call 1800 247 247, or text HELLO to 50808 UK - Call 116 123 or text HELLO to 85258 USA - Call 988 or text HOME to 741 741 more resources and helplines here Making a safety plan can really help when the thoughts get too much. It can distract and ground you. It also helps to remind you of the good things in life. ​ You can download this safety plan template and create your own. When you feel unsafe you can read the safety plan and follow and safety tips and distractions you have. If the safety plan doesn't help its time to call an ambulance or go to hospital. ​ Mental health is just as important as physical health. Its worth getting help for. If someone you know is thinking of suicide the best thing you can do is listen and not judge. It can be hard to hear that someone you love is feeling like this but there is options for you too if you're upset or overwhelmed. Remember if you feel that you need to get them help by teling someone else thats okay. They might not understand or be upset but their safety matters.

  • HOME | The Hope Project

    Information Suicidal Thoughts If you are having thoughts of suicide you're not alone. They can be scary and they can give you many other unwanted feelings and thoughts. Remember you don't have to act on these thoughts. Suicidal thoughts Depression Depression is more than an unhappy feeling for feeling fed up for a few days its much more than that. ​ Depression Self Harm Self harm is when a person causes physical pain to themselves. It is a difficult issue to start talking about and not a lot of people understand why someone may self harm. Self Harm View More "Don't let this darkness fool you, All lights turned off can be turned on." - Noah Kahan

  • Depression | The Hope Project

    Depression Depression is more than an unhappy feeling for feeling fed up for a few days its much more than that. Everyone can feel sad from time to time but depression is constant and doesn't go away easily and someone might not know why they are depressed. Its not a sign of weakness or something you can just snap out of. Psychological Symptoms Losing interest or pleasure in Hobbies. Continuous low mood, emptiness or sadness. Feeling hopeless and helpless. Having low self-esteem. Feeling worthless or guilty. Feeling irritable and intolerant of others. Having no motivation or interest in things. Struggling to find purpose in life Feeling anxious or worried. Having thoughts or behaviours surrounding suicide or self-harm. Difficulty concentrating or making decisions. Talk with someone you trust - Teacher, Family member, Counsellor, Friend, Helpline. Write about how you are feeling. [Journal, Writing on a piece of paper then destroying it]. Meditation Play an instrument Read a book. Learn something new. Set small goals for yourself such as brushing your teeth, putting dirty dishes in the dish washer, brushing your hair, having a shower, hanging out with friends, make your bed - whatever goal you accomplish is a step forward no matter how big or small. Exercise. Coping strategies Physical Symptoms Changes in appetite or weight Sleep disturbances Fatigue or loss of energy Headaches Digestive issues Chronic pain Causes Bereavement Divorce Illness Redundancy - Job or money worries The experience of loss Stressful events Personality Family history/genetics Giving birth Loneliness Alcohol and drugs Illness Read More Treatment Therapies - CBT, EMDR, Art Therapy, Music therapy, Talking therapy, Behavioural Therapy. Antidepressants. Going to hospital. Talk to your doctor to find the best treatment option for you. Read More Support Its okay to reach out for support, its the bravest thing you can do. You're not alone, there's lots of services there to help. Ireland Aware Ireland My Mind Turn2me Jigsaw Childline Barnardos Alone Online support Phone support Samaritans - Call 116123 Pieta house - Call 1800 247 247, Text HELP to 51444 Crisis text line - Text HELLO to 50808 View More UK Hub Of Hope Depression UK Kooth Childline UK The MIX NHS Online support Phone support Samaritans - Call 116123 SHOUT - Text SHOUT to 85258 SANEline - Call 0300 304 7000 Papyrus - 0800 068 4141 Call 111 or 999 in an Emergency View More USA Mental health America Warmline Online support Phone support Call or text 988 For other countries go to our resources and helplines page Resources

  • Self Harm | The Hope Project

    Self Harm Self harm is when a person causes physical pain to themselves. It can include cutting, biting, scratching, burning and many other ways. There can be many reasons that a person self harms for example they could be getting bullied, experiencing a loss, discrimination, stress, disability's etc. People can self harm as a release and its a way they cope with overwhelming emotional pain. It is a difficult issue to start talking about and not a lot of people understand why someone may self harm. Types of self-harm There are many different ways people can intentionally harm themselves, such as: cutting or burning their skin punching or hitting themselves poisoning themselves with tablets or toxic chemicals misusing alcohol or drugs deliberately starving themselves (anorexia nervosa) or binge eating (bulimia nervosa) excessively exercising People often try to keep self-harm a secret because of shame or fear of it being seen. They may cover up their skin and avoid discussing the problem. It's often up to close family and friends to notice when somebody is self-harming. They should approach the subject with care and understanding. It can also include behaviours that have some level of suicide intent, such as overdoses. How to support someone who self harms. Stay calm, you may feel angry or confused as to why someone you care about would self harm, but acting with anger can shut the conversation down and make that person feel worse and more alone. Self harm is a sign of serious emotional distress. you can ask open questions about their feelings. these can be as simple as "how are you feeling". Give them time to openly express their emotions and give them space and time to talk. Show that you care and be non- judgemental. Tell them about support services available and tell them they aren't alone. Be patient because it will take time for them to feel better and they might not understand yet why they feel the way they do. How to help yourself if you self harm You may feel like self harming is your only way to feel better or feel able to cope, but there are other ways. There are services out there made to help. Self harm is not your only option, you could call a helpline or text We do have a page where there are many supports -Resources and Helplines These services have trained professionals who want to help you. You are not alone you will get through this. You can also go to your GP for help. Distractions Paint or draw Keep a journal, writing down your feelings can help. Write a letter about how you are feeling and tear it up. Colour an entire blank page until its filled with colour. Listen to music Sing or play an instrument Call a friend or hotline helplines Play with or walk a pet Exercise Tear a piece of paper into hundreds of pieces Draw on yourself with red marker where you want to self harm Hold ice cubes. they can ground you and you can also add red food colouring Cook or Bake Clean or organise your room. say the alphabet backwards Play with fidget toys There are more distraction techniques on - There is no shame in asking for help, we all need some from time to time. Talk to a trusted adult like a teacher or parent, you can also talk to your friends. I got some of this information from the different sites already linked but I myself know how hard it is to struggle with self harm so you are not alone. with the right supports and motivation self harm can be something in your past. If you need any more information from The Hope Project ask on the "Lets Chat" button on the website or email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. More information Information for parents

  • Shop | The Hope Project

    Hope Shop The Hope Project shop is not on the website yet, it is on etsy. Follow the link below to purchase. ​ Money made from the hope project shop will go towards website upgrades, Suicide prevention posters as so much more. SHOP

  • Bipolar disorder | The Hope Project

    Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder Information, support and Tips on how to cope. What is Bipolar Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings between periods of mania and depression. People with bipolar disorder may experience intense highs, increased energy, and impulsivity during manic episodes, followed by periods of deep sadness, low energy, and hopelessness during depressive episodes. The mood shifts can significantly impact a person's daily life and functioning. Rapid cycling bipolar Bipolar with mixed features Bipolar with seasonal pattern ​ ​ Bipolar 1 Bipolar 2 Cyclothymia ​ Types Rapid cycling in bipolar disorder means experiencing four or more mood swings (manic, hypomanic, depressive, or mixed) in a year. It can make treatment more challenging and impact daily life, requiring adjustments to medications and therapy. Not everyone with bipolar disorder rapid cycles Rapid cycling Bipolar with mixed features Bipolar with mixed features means feeling both manic and depressed at the same time. This is sometimes called mixed bipolar state or mixed affective bipolar. Bipolar 1 Bipolar I is a mood disorder where individuals have at least one intense manic episode, characterized by elevated or irritable mood and increased energy. Depressive episodes may also occur, Cyclothymic Cyclothymic Disorder, or cyclothymia, is a milder form of bipolar disorder. It involves recurring periods of hypomanic symptoms (less severe than full-blown mania) and depressive symptoms that do not meet the criteria for a major depressive episode. Individuals with cyclothymia may experience mood swings, but the symptoms are less intense and do not typically interfere significantly with daily functioning. It's a chronic condition that lasts for at least two years (one year in children and adolescents). Cyclothymic Disorder is considered a subtype within the broader category of bipolar and related disorders. Cyclothymia can be a difficult diagnosis to receive. You may feel as though someone is saying your symptoms are 'not serious enough', but this isn't the case. Cyclothymia can seriously impact your life. And mental health is a spectrum that covers lots of different experiences. Bipolar with seasonal pattern Bipolar disorder with seasonal pattern means that mood swings (like feeling high or low) follow a seasonal cycle. For some, depression may happen more in winter, and mania or high energy may occur in spring or summer. Bipolar II is a mood disorder marked by cycles of depression and hypomania. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania, involving elevated mood and increased energy. Individuals with Bipolar II don't experience full-blown mania but still have significant mood shifts. Bipolar 2 Bipolar disorder with seasonal pattern means that mood swings (like feeling high or low) follow a seasonal cycle. For some, depression may happen more in winter, and mania or high energy may occur in spring or summer. Bipolar 2 You are not alone Learning to cope Dealing with bipolar disorder can be tough, especially without clear coping strategies. Finding effective ways to manage is Important for a better life. It's important to understand bipolar disorder personally, and professionals suggest these tips. While it might be challenging to find the right approach, staying open-minded and resilient can make a big difference. Monitor your mood You might find it helps to keep track of your moods over a period of time. You could try noting down mood patterns in a diary or on your phone. Understanding your triggers You might find it helps to understand what can trigger changes in your mood. Triggers are different for different people. Some examples include: Feeling overwhelmed or busy Stressful periods Significant life events, like weddings, having a child or losing a loved one Periods of change or uncertainty Lack of sleep Other physical or mental health issues Changes or problems with your treatment for bipolar disorder It can help to recognise these patterns. Then you can take action to avoid the trigger or minimise its impact. ​ Learn your warning signs You may start to notice a pattern to how you feel before an episode. This could be changes in your: Sleeping pattern Eating patterns or appetite Behaviour Being aware that you're about to have a change in mood can help you make sure that: You have support systems in place You can focus on looking after yourself You're able to share warning signs with family and friends who can help you Stick to a routine Having a routine can help you feel calmer if your mood is high, motivated if your mood is low, and generally more stable. Your routine could include: Day-to-day activities, such as the time you eat meals and go to sleep. Making time for relaxation , mindfulness , hobbies and social plans. Taking any medication at the same time each day. This can also help you manage side effects and make sure there's a consistent level in your system. Mange stress Stress can trigger mood episodes . There are lots of things you can try which might help you to: Avoid stress Manage stress Look after yourself when you feel stressed ​ Look after your physical health Try to get enough sleep. Disturbed sleep can be both a trigger and a symptom of episodes. Getting enough sleep can help you keep your mood stable or shorten an episode. ​ Eat a healthy diet Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can help you feel well, think clearly and calm your mood. Exercise regularly Gentle exercise, like yoga or swimming, can help you relax and manage stress. Regular exercise can help by: Using up energy when you're feeling high Releasing endorphins – the 'feel-good' chemicals in the brain – when you're feeling low ​ Build a support network Building a support network could help to manage your mood. This might include friends, family or other people in your life who you trust and can talk to. The kind of support they can offer includes: Being able to recognise signs that you may be experiencing a mood episode . Helping you look after yourself by keeping a routine or a healthy diet. Listening and offering their understanding. Helping you reflect on and remember what happened during a manic episode. Helping you plan for a crisis . Try to tell those around you what you find helpful and what you don't find helpful. For example, you can agree together what things you'd like their help with and what you would like to manage by yourself. ​ Information from Bipolar UK Treatment Options Managing bipolar disorder involves reducing the intensity and frequency of depressive and manic episodes. Untreated episodes can endure for 3 to 6 months, with depressive episodes typically lasting between 6 to 12 months. With effective intervention, improvements are often noticeable within approximately 3 months. Various treatment approaches exist, including medications, psychological therapies, and lifestyle adjustments like dietary enhancements and better sleep habits. Your GP and psychiatrist will discuss these options with you, and many individuals with bipolar disorder can undergo treatment without requiring hospitalization. In severe cases or when governed by the Mental Health Act, hospitalization may be necessary due to the risk of self-harm or harm to others. A day hospital might be considered in certain situations, allowing for treatment during the day with the flexibility to return home at night. Therapy Options This may include: psychoeducation – to find out more about bipolar disorder cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) family therapy supportive psychotherapy (counselling) trauma informed psychotherapy Talking with a trained therapist is an important part of treatment for bipolar disorder. A therapist can help you deal with depression. They can also give you advice on how to improve relationships and address any unresolved trauma or emotional distress. Psychological treatment usually consists of around 16 sessions. Each session lasts an hour and takes place over a period of 6 to 9 months. Lifestyle Getting ​ regular exercise Planning activities you enjoy that give you a sense of achievement Improving your diet Getting more sleep You can get lifestyle advice from your psychologist or community mental health team. Learning to recognise triggers You can learn to recognise the warning signs of an episode of mania or depression. Someone close to you may be able to help you identify your early signs of relapse from your history. For example, a mental health professional, peer support worker, family member or friend. Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) are very useful. Your local community mental health team can advise you on how to develop this plan. This will not prevent the episode from happening, but it will allow you to get help in time. This may mean making some changes to your treatment. Your GP or specialist can talk to you about this. -HSE Support Support can mean talking with a friend, family member, teacher, GP or Mental health services. Don't suffer in silence there are people there to listen. ​ Bipolar UK St Patricks Mental health services Aware Ireland Ireland resources Other Countries Information from this website has come from the NHS, HSE and bipolar Uk.

  • About me | THE HOPE PROJECT

    Charlotte Mac Hallo, mein Name ist Charlotte Mac und ich bin 16 Jahre alt und komme aus Tipperary, Irland. Ich habe diese Website erstellt, da ich seit vielen Jahren mit meiner psychischen Gesundheit zu kämpfen habe und ich weiß, wie es sich anfühlt, allein zu sein, und wie es ist, wenn eine Geisteskrankheit Ihr ganzes Leben einnimmt. Ich möchte etwas bewegen und Menschen helfen. Diese Website ist ein sicherer Ort für jedermann. Es gibt Gruppen und Informationen zu Ressourcen und Diensten für psychische Gesundheit, und wenn Sie oder jemand, den Sie kennen, Probleme hat, gibt es auch Informationen dafür. Sie können mich auch per E-Mail oder über die Schaltfläche "LETS CHAT" kontaktieren. Du kannst hier du selbst sein und du bist so stark und mutig. -Liebe Charlotte xx

  • Abuse and getting help | THE HOPE PROJECT

    Abuse and getting help If you or some you know is experiencing abuse or has in the past there is help available. You're not alone. Domestic abuse Domestic abuse and coercive control is a persistent and deliberate pattern of behaviour by an abuser over a prolonged period of time designed to achieve obedience and create fear. It may include coercion, threats, stalking, intimidation, isolation, degradation and control. It may also include physical and/or sexual violence. ​ Domestic abuse and coercive control are all about making a persons world smaller – trapping them, restricting them independence and freedom. A controlling partner may shut out their friends and family, control their movements, micro-manage what she eats or wears, restrict their access to money – all the time chipping away at their confidence and destroying their self-respect. It is not their imagination. It is not their fault. It is not acceptable. Weiterlesen Getting help If you’re trying to decide whether to stay or leave, you may be feeling confused, uncertain, frightened, and torn. Maybe you’re still hoping that your situation will change or you’re afraid of how your partner will react if he discovers that you’re trying to leave. One moment, you may desperately want to get away, and the next, you may want to hang on to the relationship. Maybe you even blame yourself for the abuse or feel weak and embarrassed because you’ve stuck around in spite of it. Don’t be trapped by confusion, guilt, or self-blame. The only thing that matters is your safety. If you are being abused, remember: You are not to blame for being battered or mistreated. You are not the cause of your partner’s abusive behavior. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve a safe and happy life. Your children deserve a safe and happy life. You are not alone. There are people waiting to help. There are supports available to help keep you safe. Your GP can help by referring you to appropriate supports and services in your local area. If you are in immediate danger, contact the Gardaí or call 999. You can also contact the Women’s Aid national helpline on 1800 341 900. Your local Citizens Information Centre can give you advice on your rights. They will also tell you about the supports and services available in your local area. Sexual assault or rape If you need to talk to someone in confidence about sexual assault or rape, the Rape Crisis Centre (1800 77 88 88 ) can help. Domestic violence Women’s Aid can help you if you are experiencing domestic violence. They give advice on how you can help yourself and others. You can also contact them 24 hours-a-day on 1800 341 900 . Men's Aid Ireland is a service for men who are experiencing domestic violence. You can call them on 01 554 3811 or email . Child Abuse Child abuse can be categorised into four different types: neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. A child may be subjected to one or more forms of abuse at any given time. Abuse and neglect can occur within the family, in the community or in an institutional setting. The abuser may be someone known to the child or a stranger, and can be an adult, or another child. In a situation where abuse is alleged to have been carried out by another child, you should consider it a child welfare and protection issue for both children and you should follow child protection procedures for both the victim and the alleged abuser. The important factor in deciding whether the behaviour is abuse or neglect is the impact of that behaviour on the child rather than the intention of the parent/carer. Signs of Child Abuse Child abuse can be categorised into four different types: neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. A child may be subjected to one or more forms of abuse at any given time. Abuse and neglect can occur within the family, in the community or in an institutional setting. The abuser may be someone known to the child or a stranger, and can be an adult, or another child. In a situation where abuse is alleged to have been carried out by another child, you should consider it a child welfare and protection issue for both children and you should follow child protection procedures for both the victim and the alleged abuser. The important factor in deciding whether the behaviour is abuse or neglect is the impact of that behaviour on the child rather than the intention of the parent/carer. Hilfe bei Kindesmissbrauch bekommen Kinder und Jugendliche Childline ist ein vertraulicher Hilfsdienst für Kinder und Jugendliche. Sie nehmen Anrufe wegen einer Vielzahl von Schwierigkeiten entgegen, einschließlich Missbrauch. Sie können sie rund um die Uhr unter 1800 66 66 66 erreichen. Sie können auch eine SMS mit „Sprechen“ an 50101 senden. ​ Sie können sich auch an tusla wenden. Resources in different countries Harassment It can take many forms such as: rude gestures touching following or watching damage to property and/or vehicles name calling and/or taunting phone calls and voicemails notes and/or letters emails and/or text messages rubbish being thrown on your property loud noise or music from neighbours Tweets, Facebook comments, YouTube videos; and other online posts ​ If you are a victim of harassment you may feel: That nobody is taking it seriously, and that something terrible will have to happen before you are really believed That you have no option but to move out of your neighbourhood or leave your workplace Afraid to answer your phone or look at your text messages Afraid to go away from your home in case damage is done while you are away Anxious any time you leave your home Worried about the effects on your children Afraid that if you report each incident the Police will think you are a nuisance or will not believe you Concerned that if you report the harassment, the situation may get worse. Harassment is an unwanted pattern of behaviour that can leave you feeling intimidated, scared , verärgert und/oder gedemütigt. Weiterlesen Halten Sie jeden Vorfall schriftlich fest. Schreiben Sie die Zeit und den Ort des Vorfalls so detailliert wie möglich auf und notieren Sie alle Personen, die gesehen haben, was passiert ist, und die möglicherweise Zeuge eines Vorfalls sind Strafverfahren. Melden Sie das Verbrechen dem Gardaí. Belästigung ist ein Verbrechen. Es ist wichtig, dass Sie dies melden und gegenüber dem Gardaí eine Erklärung über das Geschehen abgeben. Jeder Vorfall sollte dem Gardaí gemeldet werden. Wenn ein Vorfall ernsthaft ist, sollte er unverzüglich dem Gardaí gemeldet werden. Ziehen Sie Mediation in Betracht. Besonders wenn es sich um Belästigung in Ihrer Nachbarschaft handelt, kann dieser nicht konfrontative Ansatz das beste Ergebnis für Sie erzielen. Mediation ist ein vertraulicher Dienst, der den an einem Streit beteiligten Parteien eine alternative Methode bietet, um ihre Probleme zu lösen und eine für beide Seiten akzeptable Einigung zu erzielen. Allerdings ist eine Mediation nicht immer möglich or in manchen Situationen ratsam. Wenn Sie der Meinung sind, dass Mediation eine Option für Ihre Situation sein könnte, wenden Sie sich bitte an die Helpline für Opfer von Straftaten, um weitere Informationen zu erhalten. Bewahren Sie alle Texte, Voicemails, E-Mails oder Screenshots von Social-Media-Kommentaren auf, da sie bei eventuellen Ermittlungen nützlich sein können. Wenden Sie sich an Ihren Telefondienstanbieter , um Rat zu erhalten, wenn die Belästigung telefonisch erfolgt. Jeder Anbieter hat eine Richtlinie zum Umgang mit diesem Problem. Es kann möglich sein, unerwünschte eingehende Kommunikation zu blockieren. Wenn die Belästigung über social media erfolgt, können Sie sie der zuständigen Social-Media-Organisation melden. Auf den meisten Social-Media-Websites ist es möglich, eine Person daran zu hindern, mit Ihnen Kontakt aufzunehmen. Erwägen Sie die Installation eines Kamerageräts auf Ihrem Grundstück, um Beweise für Belästigungen zu liefern und als Abschreckung. Low-Cost-Kameras sind jetzt verfügbar. Vermeiden Sie es, in einen Streit hineingezogen zu werden. Rufen Sie nicht zurück und schlagen Sie nicht zurück. Wenn Sie dies tun, ist es weniger wahrscheinlich, dass ein Verfahren gegen die Person, die Sie belästigt, Erfolg hat. Wenn die Belästigung in einem behördlichen Wohngebiet stattfindet, stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie dies dem Bezirks- oder Stadtrat melden. Wenn die Belästigung an Ihrem arbeitsplatz stattfindet, sollten Sie dies Ihrem Arbeitgeber melden. Sprechen Sie über Ihre Gefühle mit jemandem, dem Sie vertrauen können – einem Familienmitglied, einem Freund, einem Kollegen. Diese Erfahrung zu machen ist sehr schwierig und es ist wichtig, support zu haben. Erkundigen Sie sich nach Sicherheitsmaßnahmen , die ergriffen werden können, um Belästigung zu verhindern. Sie können sich beraten lassen von a Garda Crime Prevention Officer. Ihre örtliche Garda-Station kann Ihnen die Kontaktdaten geben. Für weitere Informationen darüber, was Sie tun können, oder wenn Sie Ihre Erfahrungen als Opfer von Belästigung besprechen möchten, können Sie sich kostenlos an die Helpline für Opfer von Straftaten unter 116 006 wenden. Was Sie tun können, wenn Sie belästigt werden Mehr Informationen Wenn Sie weitere Informationen benötigen oder aus Großbritannien kommen, finden Sie hier einige Links, die hilfreich sein können. ​ Garda Opferdienste Unterstützungsdienste der britischen Polizei ​ Häuslicher Missbrauch Großbritannien Frauenhilfe uk Zuflucht Achtung UK Beratungslinie für Männer Supportlinie UK Bürgerinformationen Großbritannien Polizei uk Childline uk Ressourcen und Informationen des Hoffnungsprojekts

  • Ireland resources | The Hope Project

    Resources and Helplines in Ireland Nationally Pieta house Pieta provides free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress, engage in self-harm, or bereaved by suicide, 24/7. ​ Call 1800 247 247, Text HELP to 51444. ​ Read More Bodywhys Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders Call 012107906 email Read More Samaritans They are there , day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Call 116 123 Email Read More Aware Supporting Your Mental Health. Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies. Freephone: 1800 80 48 48 Read More Childline Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people in Ireland up to and including the age of 18. ​Call 1800 66 66 66 ​ ​ Read More Jigsaw Jigsaw offer expert mental health advice and support, online and in person, to young people across Ireland, aged 12 - 25 years-old. Read More 999/112 Call 999/112 in an emergency or if yours or someone else's life is at risk. ​ National services Turn2Me They offer self-help, peer support and professional support through an online platform for those who are experiencing poor mental health. More Info Grow Grow Mental Health is a charity that provides free, friendly community based, peer support groups for anyone who is experiencing a mental health issue. More Info Shine Supporting people effected by mental ill health and their families through information and education. More Info ParentLine Parentline is a national, confidential helpline that offers parents support, information and guidance on all aspects of being a parent and any parenting issues. More Info Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy List of registered Counsellors & Psychotherapists practicing in Ireland More Info Womens Aid Confidential information, support and understanding to women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands. More Info The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre ​ For people who have experienced sexual assult, rape or childhood sexual abuse. More Info Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge Domestic abuse support for women and children. 24-hour support, information and referral services, access to safe accommodation – for women and children forced to leave their home due to domestic abuse. More Info LGBT Ireland National support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families and friends. More Info If you are struggling with your mental health go to your GP so they can direct you to the best services in your area. If you or someone you know is in Crisis go to the emergency department or call 112

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  • ADHD | The Hope Project

    ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that impacts people. Individuals with ADHD may appear restless, have difficulty concentrating, and may act on impulse. ADHD symptoms are often seen at a young age and may become more obvious as a child's surroundings change, such as starting school. The majority of instances are diagnosed while children are under the age of 12, however it can be diagnosed later in life. ADHD is sometimes misdiagnosed as a youngster and only discovered as an adult. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the brain's ability to control attention, impulses, and behavior. People with ADHD may have difficulty focusing on tasks, organizing themselves, and completing tasks. They may also be hyperactive and impulsive, finding it difficult to sit still or control their actions. ADHD can affect people of all ages, and while it is more common in children, it can also affect adults. The exact cause of ADHD is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure for ADHD, but it can be managed with medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. With the right treatment, people with ADHD can lead fulfilling and successful lives. Other issues, including as sleep and anxiety difficulties, may occur in people with ADHD. ​ Parents of ADHD children Caring for a child with ADHD can be difficult, but it's vital to realise that they can't control their behaviour. Certain daily activities may be more challenging for you and your kid, such as: how to persuade your child to sleep at night getting ready for school on time, listening to and following directions, being organised for social events, and shopping. ​ Adults with ADHD Adults with ADHD may find they have problems with: organisation and time management following instructions focusing and completing tasks coping with stress feeling restless or impatient impulsiveness and risk taking Some adults may also have issues with relationships or social interaction. ​ Children with ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can pose challenges for children in various aspects of life, including school, social interactions, and self-regulation. Here are some common symptoms of ADHD in children: Inattention: Children with ADHD may have difficulty paying attention, following instructions, and completing tasks. They may also struggle to organize and prioritize their activities and often appear forgetful or absent-minded. Hyperactivity: Children with ADHD may exhibit excessive restlessness and fidgeting, often appearing as if they are constantly on the go. They may have difficulty sitting still, waiting their turn, or playing quietly. Impulsivity: Children with ADHD may act without thinking and have difficulty controlling their impulses. They may interrupt others, blurt out answers, and have difficulty waiting their turn. Forgetfulness: Children with ADHD may forget to do tasks or may lose things frequently. Difficulty with Executive Functioning: This includes difficulty with starting tasks, planning, organizing, and completing tasks. It is essential to note that every child with ADHD may exhibit a different combination of symptoms, and these symptoms may vary in severity. If you suspect that your child may have ADHD, it is recommended to seek professional evaluation and treatment. However, there are several strategies that can help children cope with ADHD: Establish a Routine: Children with ADHD tend to benefit from having a structured routine, as it can help them manage their time and stay focused. Set a regular schedule for daily activities, including waking up, meals, homework, and bedtime. Break Tasks into Smaller Steps: Breaking larger tasks into smaller steps can make them more manageable for children with ADHD. This can help reduce overwhelm and make it easier for them to focus on one task at a time. Use Visual Aids: Visual aids such as pictures, charts, or calendars can help children with ADHD understand and remember tasks and responsibilities. For instance, you can use a whiteboard to list daily tasks or a color-coded calendar to help them keep track of important dates. Provide Positive Reinforcement: Positive reinforcement can encourage good behavior and help children with ADHD stay motivated. Praise and reward their efforts, such as completing a task, staying focused, or following instructions. Encourage Physical Activity: Physical activity can help reduce hyperactivity and improve focus in children with ADHD. Encourage your child to engage in regular physical activities, such as sports, dancing, or yoga. Seek Professional Help: ADHD is a medical condition that requires professional diagnosis and treatment. Seek help from a qualified healthcare professional, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist, who can provide appropriate treatment options, including medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Support and Empathize: Support your child and show empathy for their struggles. Children with ADHD may experience frustration, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Show them that you understand their challenges and are there to help them cope and succeed. Strategies for coping There are several strategies and techniques that can be helpful for managing ADHD symptoms. Here are some tips: Seek a professional diagnosis: If you suspect you have ADHD, it's important to get a professional diagnosis from a healthcare provider. This can help you understand your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that's tailored to your needs. Medication: Medication can be an effective treatment for ADHD. There are several types of medication available that can help improve concentration, focus, and impulse control. However, it's important to work with a healthcare provider to find the right medication and dosage for you. Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapy can help you learn coping strategies and develop new habits to manage your symptoms. This can include techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and organizational skills training. Exercise: Regular exercise can help improve concentration and reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity. It can also help reduce stress and improve mood. Sleep hygiene: Getting enough sleep is important for managing ADHD symptoms. Establishing a consistent sleep routine and avoiding stimulating activities before bedtime can help improve sleep quality. Organization: Establishing routines and systems for organizing your home, workspace, and schedule can help reduce distractions and improve productivity. Support: Finding a support group or talking with friends and family can provide emotional support and help you feel less isolated. Remember, everyone with ADHD is different, so it's important to find strategies that work for you. A combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes may be necessary for optimal management of ADHD symptoms More resources Support Ireland: HADD Ireland provides information, support, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by ADHD. Shine offers support for people with ADHD as well as other mental health conditions. UK: ADHD Foundation provides support, advice, and training for people with ADHD, their families, and professionals. ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provides information and resources about ADHD. America: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) offers education, advocacy, and support for individuals with ADHD and their families. The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides support, information, and resources for individuals with ADHD. Canada: CADDAC (Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada) provides information, support, and advocacy for individuals with ADHD and their families. ADHD Canada provides information and resources about ADHD, including support groups and workshops.

  • Depression | The Hope Project

    Depression Depression is more than an unhappy feeling for feeling fed up for a few days its much more than that. Everyone can feel sad from time to time but depression is constant and doesn't go away easily and someone might not know why they are depressed. Its not a sign of weakness or something you can just snap out of. ​ With the right treatment Some with depression can make a full recovery. Symptoms continuous low mood or sadness feeling hopeless and helpless having low self-esteem feeling tearful feeling worthless or guilt-ridden feeling irritable and intolerant of others having no motivation or interest in things finding it difficult to make decisions not getting any enjoyment out of life irritable mood feeling anxious or worried having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself. moving or speaking slower than usual changes in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased) constipation unexplained aches and pains lack of energy low sex drive (loss of libido) changes to your menstrual cycle disturbed sleep – difficulty falling asleep, waking up early or sleeping more than usual not doing well at work avoiding contact with friends and taking part in fewer social activities neglecting your hobbies and interests having difficulties in your home and family life. If you or someone you know is unsafe or having a medical emergency call your country's emergency number - 999, 911, 112, 111. ​ For more information and resources go to our helpline page. ​ Remember there will always be someone there to listen. ​ View More Information on this page is from the HSE and NHS website. Causes bereavement divorce illness redundancy job or money worries Biological - Biological theories of depression place blame on the brain and the malfunctioning of some of the chemicals that comprise it. Psychological - The psychological theories of depression focus mostly on the experience of loss. Stressful events Personality Family history Giving birth Loneliness Alcohol and drugs Illness Read more Treatment for depression can involve a combination of: self-help talking therapies medicines Exercise Exercise can help depression and it's one of the main treatments for mild depression. Antidepressants Antidepressants are tablets that treat the symptoms of depression. There are almost 30 different types of antidepressant. Your doctor will prescribe these. Combination therapy Your GP may recommend that you take a course of antidepressants plus talking therapy. For moderate to severe depression, an antidepressant and CBT usually works better than one treatment. Mental health teams You may be referred to a mental health team. They could include psychologists, psychiatrists, specialist nurses and occupational therapists. These teams often provide intensive specialist talking treatments as well as prescribed medication. Talking treatments Your doctor may refer you to talking therapy for moderate to severe depression. Read more

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