Mental Health in the LGBTI Community

“According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of substance abuse disorders among LGBT individuals isn’t well known, but studies indicate it may be 20% to 30%, which is significantly higher than the general population (9%)” (Redding, 2014). One of the causal factors for this is stress- from discrimination, bullying,…

New National Drugs Strategy Consultation

  Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne, TD, has called on service users, parents, families, young people, organisations and all members of society across the country to provide their views on the current drugs situation in Ireland. Launching a public consultation to inform the development of a new national…

The Accommodation Hunt

  Searching for accommodation can be difficult for new students. The deciding factors will be location and budget; however consideration should be given to the student’s personality. Everybody has different needs when it comes to living space. Some people are happy to share a room, while others need their own space. You might be looking…

A significant number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland aged 25 and under experience severe stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new report.

The study found that over half of 14 to 18-year-olds had self-harmed, 70% had suicidal thoughts and one in three had attempted suicide. HSE national office for suicide prevention, reveals that LGBT people still experience bullying at school, fear of rejection and discrimination, violence and negative attitudes. It found the most common age people discover…