Schizophrenia – Journey to Recovery

Posted on 12. Jul, 2018 in Health, Mental Health, Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the Irish population and involves hallucinations, hearing voices and an altered perception of reality.  It is extremely distressing for those suffering it and for anyone close to them.  In this piece from 2006, John Saunders, director Shine, formerly Schizophrenia Ireland, was speaking at a conference, called The Journey to Recovery […]

Ethos of St. John of God Brothers

Posted on 09. Jul, 2008 in Addiction, Alcohol, Depression, Faith and Justice, Health, Mental Health, Schizophrenia

Mention that someone is in ‘John of Gods’ and people usually assume that the person is being treated for an alcohol related problem. But there are many more services available there, under the ethos and philosophy of St. John of God – which is, “that people are the creation of God, with intrinsic value and […]

Mental Health

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 in Depression, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Stress

Suize Doheny-Burke is a regular visitor of the Dundrum Central Mental Hospital. She never imagined that this would be the place where she would be going to visit her son. She talks to Lena Jacobs about the experience as well as the misconceptions of people with mental illness and the need to promote their rights. […]