October 19, 2012

Eating Disorders 
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 16 October 2012)
Significant differences be- tween girls and boys have emerged from a major survey on young people's body image.
Mental Health 
Irish Times (Tuesday, 16 October 2012)
A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows a significant association between the number of regular social contacts people had and their psychological wellbeing, across both sexes.
Dundalk Democrat County (Tuesday, 16 October 2012)
MAD Youth theatre are doing their part in helping to raise teen suicide awareness by performing 'Chatroorri, a dark comedy written by Enda Walsh.
Wicklow Times (Tuesday, 16 October 2012)
The second annual HeadsUp Movie Awards, which encourage creative and proactive expression about youth mental health issues, was launched last week, ahead of World Mental Health Day. 
Clare Champion (Friday, 12 October 2012)
Kilrush-based The Creative Energies Group are planning two performances of their show The Colours of My Mind this week.
Ballyfermot Echo (Thursday, 11 October 2012)
Mojo mental health project launched THE Mojo project was launched a connection with Mental Health Day this week at Tallaght Library.
Cork Independent (Thursday, 11 October 2012)
Cork based lobby group Mad Pride Ire land has announced ambitious plans to run pilot projects in two Cork communities.
The Avondhu (Thursday, 11 October 2012)
As senior cycle students from the three secondary schools in Mitchelstown filed into the town hall on Monday for a talk on stress it is unlikely that any of them expected to be laughing and smiling at the way in which the psychologist brought the issues into their world.
Mental Health Service
Evening Echo (Wednesday, 17 October 2012)
A public meeting of the Cork branch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors heard that children were being put at increased risk of suicide, depression and bullying be- cause of the cuts.
Clare Champion (Friday, 12 October 2012)
Psychiatric nurses and other medical staff in the Mid-West Mental Health Services have been praised for "huge efficiencies" that facilitated the transfer of up to 20 patients to a unit in Ennis. 
Irish Independent (Monday, 15 October 2012)
Old-fashioned language such as ‘lunatic’ and ‘asylum’ is thankfully no longer used in our mental health services. But replacing the word ‘patient’ with modern jargon like ‘stakeholder’ or ‘client’ may be a step too far.
Echo – Tallaght (Thursday, 11 October 2012)
The development of a smart phone application that maps mental health services within the county is being examined by South Dublin City Council.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 15 October 2012)
Another weekend — another march against HSE cutbacks.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Friday, 19 October 2012)
The charity for the prevention of self-harm and suicide, Pieta House, is to launch a nationwide campaign in a bid to reduce the level of male suicide.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 15 October 2012)
A charity for the prevention of self-harm and suicide has recorded a 40% increase in attendance at its services in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2011.
Cork Independent (Thursday, 11 October 2012)
The opening of a Pieta House suicide and self- harm crisis centre in Cork will be discussed at a public information meeting in the Imperial Hotel on Thursday, 18 October at 7.30pm.