February 28, 2017

 

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Age for developing an eating disorder falls

irishexaminer.com, 27-Feb-2017

The age at which people start developing an eating disorder has fallen in recent years. Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, has found that the average age of onset of anorexia nervosa has dropped from 15-24 to 14-19.

 

 

Eating Disorder

 

 

Age for developing an eating disorder falls

irishexaminer.com, 27-Feb-2017

The age at which people start developing an eating disorder has fallen in recent years. Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, has found that the average age of onset of anorexia nervosa has dropped from 15-24 to 14-19.

 

Hidden epidemic of male eating disorders revealed with surge in numbers seeking urgent support

Independent.ie, 27-Feb-2017

Bodywhys Ireland said that 10pc of all meetings in support groups were attended by men, while there has been a 57pc increase in requests for support.

 

15 ways to support a loved one with an eating disorder

Irish Independent Health and Living, 27-Feb-2017

Advice on how to support people with an eating disorder

 

Body-obsessed men risk depression in the quest for ripped abs

Independent.ie, 26-Feb-2017

The new craze among young Irish men for ripped physiques like those of Hollywood superstars Tom Hardy and Chris Hemsworth can lead to depression, eating disorders and body dysmorphia.

 

 

Mental Health

 

 

Mental health crisis in schools ‘three times worse than feared’

Independent.ie, 28-Feb-2017

A massive shortage of psychologists at the National Education Psychological Service (NEPS) means children are having their assessments delayed or outsourced. Late last year it was indicated to the Dáil that 34,575 children were affected – but it has now emerged that the actual figure is 95,543 pupils in 397 schools.

 

Unit to open ‘by end of March’

Irish Examiner, 28-Feb-2017

40 bed mental health unit to open in Kerry.

 

Mental health experts around the world ‘shocked’ by lack of abortion services in Ireland

Irishtimes.com, 27-Feb-2017

Mental health experts chose Ireland as the next country to stage the 2017 global meeting on women’s mental health to run in March.

 

Depression in children

Easy Parenting, 27-Feb-2017

How to spot and treat depression in children

 

HSE admits problems with provision of child mental health service The HSE has admitted to ongoing problems with the provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the North West region. In a response to The Sligo Champion, a statemen

sligochampion.ie, 25-Feb-2017

This is not a resource issue but it reflects a national shortage of Consultant Psychiatrists.” It also gave a picture of just how stretched the service is with huge numbers of troubled teens looking to access it.

 

Tuam Mental Health facility set to close

tuamherald.ie, 24-Feb-2017

A COMMUNITY mental health facility in Tuam, described six years ago by a former Minister as a “model for health services”, is marked for closure by the HSE.

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TEAM SET UP IN WEXFORD TOWN

southeastradio.ie, 24-Feb-2017

New first response team set up to help people in emotional distress.

 

Mental health facilities still idle after two years

Kerrys Eye, 23-Feb-2017

Unions talk about industrial action if not open by May.

 

Threat to Mental Health Ser

vices

munster-express.ie, 23-Feb-2017

Mental Health Commission has recommended that the number of acute beds in the Psychiatric Unit at UHW be cut from 14 to six as of Wednesday March 1st.

 

Mental Health courses offer increased support to community

Clondalkin Echo, 23-Feb-2017

Mental health first aid courses to run all year to help people in need.

 

 

 

Suicide

 

 

Figures show increase in self-harm among young people

newstalk.ie, 26-Feb-2017

Pieta House says that it is now providing support for people as young as 8 years old. It comes as a conference will be held on the matter in Dublin this week. 

 

Suicide forum aims to connect with students

Evening Echo, 23-Feb-2017

2nd suicide awareness forum aims to connect with students

 

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