May 18, 2012

Eating Disorders
Irish Independent (Monday, 14th May 2012)
Irish authorities admit they are powerless to shut down sinister websites which are promoting eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. 
Mental Health 
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 17th May, 2012)
The My World survey interviewed 14,300 people aged between 12 to 25 years old, and made findings relating not just to mental health but also to self-esteem, drink and drug use, sexuality, causes of stress, coping mechanisms, and home life. 
Mental Health Problems
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 17th May, 2012)
The Government should push through plans to limit the sale of alcohol, and alcohol sponsorship of sport and culture events despite Cabinet divisions, Kathleen Lynch, the junior health minister, said yesterday. Ms Lynch was speaking after the launch of a major study on youth mental health which found a strong link between drinking and negative mental health. The largest study of youth mental health ever conducted in Ireland.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 16th May 2012)
The absence of one reliable adult for a young person to confide in is linked to an increased likelihood of self-harm and suicide and higher levels of depression, a report has found. The My World Survey by youth mental health advocacy and support organisation Headstrong and the UCD School of Psychology is released today.
Donegal on Sunday, (Sunday, 13th May 2012)
Three Donegal natives were among 22 voices who have come forward to share their stories of personal experience with a mental health problem as part of See Change's 'My Ripple' stigma awareness campaign to create a wave of change on Ireland's radio waves. 
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Friday, 18th May 2012)
The cost of bullying in schools could be over €lOOm a year, a campaign group believes.
Irish Times (Monday, 14th May 2012)
Multidisciplinary care teams rolled out as part of the Government’s mental health strategy must become “embedded in the community”, Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch has told the Irish College of General Practitioners. 
Tullamore Tribune (Thursday, 10th May 2012) 
The HSE Midlands launched the second edition of the Portfolio of Mental Health Assessment Tools which significantly builds on the first edition published in 2008 and will greatly enhance assessment for mental health clients.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 17th May, 2012)
A former psychiatric nurse is hoping a series of nationwide workshops can provide the Government with the necessary tools to reduce a needless average suicide death rate of 500. 
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 16th May 2012)
In Shelbourne Park, next Sunday, a team of Munster Sporting Legends dare to take on a team with a difference —the Moyross Monks. It's to raise awareness for a host of Munster charities providing essential services in suicide and self-harming prevention and counselling: Pieta House, Limerick; Suicide Aware, Cork; and the Open Arms Project in Kerry. 
Irish Independent (Monday, 14th May 2012)
At 4am, 15,000 people up 5,000 on last year's figure – gathered at 14 locations across the country to pound the pavements and raise much-needed funds for suicide prevention.