May 20, 2011

Mental Health Service


Psychology service at GPs
Irish Times (Tuesday, 17 May 2011)

A new service which provides clinical and counselling psychological services within GP practices has been launched.


Planning granted for CUH facility

Evening Echo (Monday, 16 May 2011)

Planning permission has been granted for a new €12 million mental health unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH) to replace the existing facility.


Elderly mental health services criticised

Northwest Express (Thursday, 05 May 2011)

Mental health services for older people in Ireland are under-resourced according to a new report from the Mental Health Commission.



Mental Ill Health


How can we tackle the rise in self-harm?
Irish Times (Tuesday, 17 May 2011)

New figures showing a significant increase in self-harm, particularly in young Irish men, have raised alarm bells among the country’s top suicide researchers.


Scientists identify the gene that causes depression

Irish Independent (Monday, 16 May 2011)

Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found "solid evidence" that genetic variations on a particular chromosome could cause the disorder.





Suicide Prevention



Weekly Observer (Wednesday, 11 May 2011)

Speaking on suicide in the Dáil recently, County Limerick Fine Gael T.D., Dan Neville stated "In the first half of the nineteen sixties an average of 64 people died by suicide.”