March 7, 2017

Suicide

 

Syrian children ‘attempting suicide’ as six-year war takes toll

Independent.ie, 07-Mar-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 for the North West to open next month

oceanfm.ie, 06-Mar-2017

Pieta House is to open its first North West center by the end of next month.

 

Samaritans: Inequality is driving people to suicide

breakingnews.ie, 06-Mar-2017

Suicide is an inequality issue.  There is overwhelming evidence of a strong link between disadvantage and suicidal behaviour, according to a Samaritans report.

 

 

Friend request: nowFacebook can look out for suicidal posts

Irish Independent, Page 2, 04-Mar-2017

Facebook using AI to spot suicidal users to give support.  

165% rise in teens at Pieta House for self-harm

irishexaminer.com, 02-Mar-2017

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.

 

 

Mental Health

 

 

 

HSE to reject proposal to cut eight beds in acute psychiatric unit of UHW – Minister Halligan

waterford-today.ie, 05-Mar-2017

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

 

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK: WHY IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE CONVERSATION

campus.ie, 04-Mar-2017

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.

 

Mental health issues in youth

Evening Echo, Page 17, 01-Mar-2017

Ideas on how to assist young people with mental health challenges.

 

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