September 18, 2009

Mental Health

Hairdressers make great therapists
Evening Herald (Fri, 11 Sep 2009)
A cut, colour and counseling could become standard services at our hairstylist, if social work experts have their way. Tinting, styling and conditioning are not the only skills of hairdressers, it seems.

Mental Health Service

HSE seeks return of cash from land sales
Athlone Voice (Wed, 16 Sep 2009)
Health authorities are putting pressure on the government to return millions of euro raised in the sale of land used by mental health services. A senior Health Services Executive officially wrote to the Department of Finance seeking the return of the money, which the HSE says is needed to fund new developments.

Amnesty claims patients' rights are being violated
Irish Times (Tue, 15 Sept 2009)
The rights of vulnerable mental health patients are being violated on a regular basis and they are suffering “huge discrimination”, Amnesty International has claimed.

Suicide Prevention

24-hour suicide help centre will be open by end of year
Wexford People (Wed, 16 Sep 2009)
A new 24-hour drop-in centre, aimed at preventing suicides, should be opened by the end of the year.

Mix of stigma and concern 'affects suicide reporting'
Irish Times (Mon, 14 Sep 2009)
Media coverage of deaths by suicide is impossible to predict and frequently highly controversial, press ombudsman John Horgan said at the weekend.


More men are struggling with recession depression
Irish Examiner (Thu, 17 Sep 2009)
Recession depression among Irish men is on the rise as people struggle with unemployment and changed financial circumstances in the midst of the downturn. In a bid to tackle the growing problem