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Opinion: We Deserve Better Than UCDSU’s Project 392 Mental Health Campaign

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   392: It’s the number of suicides the Central Statistics Office recorded for 2017 in Ireland. UCD students have probably had enough of seeing this number, on black posters plastered across campus or posted ominously on…

Getting Through Your Mid-College Crisis

Ah the Mid-College Crisis! That abominable feeling that sweeps you off your feet at the halfway point of college, with the realisation that you’re almost out in the real world, fending for yourself. It’s the sudden and rapid understanding that…

Law

Mental Health Commission Rejects Claims of Discriminatory Remarks

Ashimedua Okonkwo, a solicitor based in Balbriggan, has claimed that the Mental Health Commission tribunal subjected her to discriminatory remarks because she is ‘a woman and a black African’. The tribunal was considering the continued detention of a woman under…

UCD To Introduce Online Mental Program SilverCloud On Campus

UCD has purchased Silver Cloud, an online mental health platform, and is planning to launch the programme during Mental Health Week. SilverCloud is a cloud-based service that provides ‘therapeutic and psycho-education programmes’. The programme was developed over ten years by…

Mental Health Awareness Week Comes to Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 9th of April to Thursday 12th of April. The designation of a week to the promotion of mental health awareness is done with the aims of educating students and staff about…

Mindfulness & Me

I recently discovered mindfulness, specifically mindfulness meditation, through a book called Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness isn’t a new concept to me.  I had encountered it before and had a vague idea of what it…

Sick Parents & The Illness Paradox

How do you cope when a parent is ill? You look after them by bringing them soup and doing more chores and running errands normally. But what happens when you have a parent who is sick with an illness that…

Positive Psychology: A New Path to Happiness?

Psychology is a word that is casually thrown around in conversation, and is usually taken to mean the study of the mind, in particular the ‘abnormal mind’. One could be forgiven for thinking that psychology is a discipline that focuses…

UCD Residences Under Fire Over Lack of Adequate Mental Health Facilities

RAs concerned over lack of out-of-hours support for students in UCD Residences 3 RAs and 1 SRA have already quit their roles this year Some SRAs unhappy with level of training provided to handle mental health issues The lack of…

Editorial: RAs Need To Be Looked After

Welcome back to a new semester in UCD where this Editor is hoping we don’t have to cover another impeachment. I simply just don’t have it in me. I’d also like to welcome the Burkean Journal to UCD. Apparently the…

How Is Mental Health Portrayed On TV?

Television producers don’t want to commit to characters with mental health disorders. It’s understandable. It’s difficult to structure a story around characters that may not react ‘normally’ to life. How do you write a tv show about someone who doesn’t…

Minding Your Mind

As we head into the dark winter months and a stressful exam season, it is especially important to look after your mental health. Luckily, there are a number of supports available to UCD students that are completely free and confidential…