August 21, 2015

Mental Health
Irish people 'shy away from discussing mental illness'
Irish Examiner, 21-August-2015
While over 85% of people believe it is easier to talk about personal difficulties compared to a decade ago, Irish people are still reluctant to talk about mental illness.
  
New campaign urges people to breathe!
Weekly Observer, 19-August-2015
A new social media campaign has been launched by Breathe, a mental health charity working with secondary and post primary schools, to raise awareness of positive mental health.

Talk and tea raises mental health debate
Evening Echo, 18-August-2015
Suicide or Survive (SOS) are launching their third annual “High Tea and Talk”campaign, to get the nation talking about mental health.
 
Hospital sees ‘exponential’ self-harm rise in teenagers
Irish Times, 18-August-2015
The has been an increase in the number of teenagers attending the emergency department (ED) of Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, because they have self-harmed or threatened to self-harm.
 
'Families are bearing burden of cuts to mental health service' – Casserly
Independent.ie, 15-August-2015
Councillor Marie Casserly has spoken out about how a reduction in acute inpatient beds for those with mental illness may place burden on families.
 
Suicide
Pieta House in Limerick all set for cycle-logical fundraiser
Limerick Leader,19-August-2015
Thousands of people from across Limerick are expected to take part in the first ever National Cycle Weekend for Pieta House.

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