September 18, 2015
Pop-up station launches for mental health awareness
Radio Today, 17-09-08
Pop-up station 'Walk in my shoes' launches for World Mental Health Awareness Week Monday 5th – Friday 9th October! It is the only pop-up radio station dedicated to promoting positive mental health.
Hugging for hope
Meath Topic, 17-09-15
A Guinness World Record attempt took place on the Joe Dolan Bridge, Mullingar, last Sunday morning, in aid of Hugs for Hope – an organisation that aims to help people suffering with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Parents 'must stop checking phones in front of children'
Irish Daily Mail, 16-09-15
Technology obsession is affecting youngsters' mental health and school work.
Experts advise against legal change to Mental Health Act
Irish Examiner, 15-09-15
Mental health experts have recommended against changing the law to allow for greater family involvement in the care of a person with mental illness.
Why child’s play can be good for grown-ups as well
"I'm delighted about the current craze for colouring in", says Sally. "It helps people wind down, it's contemplative, evocative of childhood and almost meditative".
Social media-related lack of sleep leads to depression
Lack of sleep among teens on social media at night linked to depression and anxiety, study shows.
Helping someone who is suicidal
RTE Guide, 12-09-15
You don’t give a suicidal person the idea of killing themselves by talking about suicide. The opposite is true. Talking about suicide saves lives.