August 17, 2012

Mental Health Problems
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 16 August 2012)
Living amid nature, farmers cope with all weathers —but resulting stress in 201 2has reached crisis point for some, say IFA officers who are taking extra phone calls, and are being approached by more and more farmers abou tthe weather difficulties they are experiencing.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 13 August 2012)
Clinical depression can shrink the brain by blocking the formation of new nerve connections, a study has shown. 
Irish Independent (Thursday, 16 August 2012)
Suicide is expected to remain the leading cause of death of teenagers over the next decade – especially when alcohol is involved, a new study reveals. 
Irish Times (Thursday, 16 August 2012)
Recession and rising unemployment may have driven more than 1,000 people in England to take their lives, according to a scientific study published yesterday.
Suicide Prevention
Hot Press (Wednesday, 22 August 2012) 
Sinead O'Connor has started an online petition to try and assess how many people in Ireland are feeling suicidal.
Tuam Herald  (Thursday, 16 August 2012)
Committee members involved in local efforts to open the suicide centre recently met with HSE to discuss possible locations such as the HSE Toghermore campus, and the old Grove site in Tuam.
Cork Independent (Thursday, 09 August 2012)
The Irish Countrywoman's Association and Suicide or Survive launched a nationwide campaign to mark World Suicide Prevention Day this week.