February 20, 2017

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Depression can raise life insurance premiums
Irishtimes.com, 07-Feb-2017
A diagnosis of depression can lead to higher life insurance premiums, and in cases where there is a history of severe depression, cover may be refused..

 

Mental Health

 
HSE’s mental hospital costs the taxpayers €40m extra
Irish Daily Mail, 13-Feb-2017
New hospital will run over by €40 million.

Stay mentally fit with #GAAhealth
irishexaminer.com, 13-Feb-2017
Former Cork camogie captain Anna Geary tells Áilín Quinlan about her role in raising awareness of the importance of having good mental health.

‘Kerry is losing psych nurses’
kerryman.ie, 11-Feb-2017
There are twice as many mental health nurses leaving HSE work in Kerry as are being newly recruited by the service.

Richard Bruton accused of cutting targets on psychologists
irishexaminer.com, 11-Feb-2017
The Government has been accused of reducing its targets of providing extra psychologists to support schools’ work with students with special
needs.

Richard Bruton: Schools play vital role in student’s mental health
Eveningecho.ie, 10-Feb-2017
The Minister for Education says schools have a vital role to play in safeguarding students’ wellbeing and mental health.

Big boost for mental health programme
Northside People East, Page 24, 08-Feb-2017
AWARE and ESB have joined forces with to promote ways to support positive mental health in young people.

‘SIGNIFICANT PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE’Mental health patients suffer after being forced to travel miles for treatment due to bed shortage, experts warn
thesun.ie, 08-Feb-2017
Mental health patients are being forced to travel hundreds of miles for care due to a shortage of specialist beds, official figures show.  Experts say the practice causes “significant psychological damage” to patients, who can find themselves separated from family for extended periods.

Depression can raise life insurance premiums
Irishtimes.com, 07-Feb-2017
A diagnosis of depression can lead to higher life insurance premiums, and in cases where there is a history of severe depression, cover may be refused.

Suicide



First annual HSE Media information session exploring issues around suicide prevention and the role …
hse.ie, 10-Feb-2017
The first of an annual HSE Media information session exploring issues around suicide prevention and the role of media in the Connecting for Life Donegal strategy took place in Letterkenny. Headline gave media training in relation to reporting on suicide and mental health issues.

GAA legends join forces in Croke Park to launch suicide bereavement brochure
wexfordecho.ie, 08-Feb-2017
A number of GAA greats gathered in Dublin today to launch the new Pieta House suicide bereavement services brochure.

Prince William gives passionate speech on mental illness and suicide
tv3.ie, 07-Feb-2017
the British royal addressed a crowd of key health journalists and encouraged openness when it comes to discussing the mental health issues faced by millions.

15% jump in Irish men who self-harm
Irish Examiner, 07-Feb-2017
The number is Irish men self-harming has risen by 15%.

 

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