March 7, 2017
Syrian children are showing symptoms of “toxic stress” and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report.
Pieta House is to open its first North West center by the end of next month.
Suicide is an inequality issue. There is overwhelming evidence of a strong link between disadvantage and suicidal behaviour, according to a Samaritans report.
Irish Independent, Page 2, 04-Mar-2017
Facebook using AI to spot suicidal users to give support.
Pieta House has revealed it has experienced a 165% increase in the number of young people, aged under 18, attending its services over the past five years due to self-harm.
Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan TD has confirmed that the HSE is to reject a proposal by the Mental Health Commission to cut by eight the number of beds in the acute psychiatric unit of University Hospital Waterford’s
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the mortality rates for eating disorders are as follows: 4% for anorexia nervosa, 3.9% for bulimia nervosa, and 5.2% for eating disorder not otherwise specified.
Evening Echo, Page 17, 01-Mar-2017
Ideas on how to assist young people with mental health challenges.