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You are never too young to tackle mental health

Are our children learning to be as mentally fit as they are physically fit? Schools should be playing a significant role in influencing positive mental health and reducing the risk factors for mental health difficulties. There have been few generations as transformative for children as this one,...

One in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide, says Unicef

One in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide, says Unicef Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is fourth-highest among high-income countries Girls actually attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, though generally the methods chosen are less lethal. Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is the fourth-highest among high-income countries,...

What We Can Learn About Resilience From Elite Athletes

As an assistant professor and accredited sport psychologist, I am often asked what strategies I advise athletes to apply in order to assist them in overcoming setbacks in their careers (i.e., defeat, deselection, injury). I always aim to impart life-benefiting skills to these athletes, skills...