September 21, 2012

Mental Health 
Dungarvan Leader (Friday, 21 September 2012)
A video promoting positive mental health among young people was launched recently in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. 
Mid-Louth Independent (Wednesday, 19 September 2012)
At a very well-attended event in the Louth GAA Centre of Excellence in Darver last Wednesday night, Louth GAA and the HSE launched the Mental Health Initiative: Its OK Not To Be OK. 
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 18 September 2012)
A citywide teen mental health project will be launched in Cork today. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Emmet O'Halloran will unveil his MentaliTY initiative, aimed specifically at transition-year students, at City Hall this afternoon. It is a joint initiative between Mr O'Halloran, Suicide Aware and The Institute of Guidance Counsellors.
Psychiatry Professional (Tuesday, 18 September 2012)
People with mental health disorders during childhood earn substantially less money in later life, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). These mental health problems-including attention-deficit disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse – pose significant challenges to cognitive, emotional and social development. 
Nationalist – Carlow (Tuesday, 18 September 2012)
Scores of people dressed in yellow – the colour of optimism and hope – gathered at the Liberty Tree fountain recently at precisely noon. The gathering, organised by Carlow Mental Health Association, was held to mark World Suicide Day, which fell on Monday 10 September.
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Friday, 21 September 2012)
Half of adolescents attending a drug treatment service had a history of psychiatric disorders, according to research.
Irish Times (Friday, 21 September 2012)
More than €2 billion will have to be taken out of the health budget by the end of 2014, the new secretary general of the Department of Health has warned.
Psychiatry Professional (Tuesday, 18 September 2012)
Research worldwide has shown that intervening early in mental illness improves outcomes and reduces disability. 
Irish Times (Saturday, 15 September 2012)
The first 12 graduates of the 2011 programme last year have reported reduced levels of anxiety, depression, hopelessness and hospital admissions.
Sunday Independent (Sunday, 16 September 2012)
The HSE is targeting mental health and acute hospitals in Dublin, according to a leaked document outlining how it will cut €130m nationally
Suicide
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 21 September 2012)
Middle-aged men from disadvantaged backgrounds are 10 times more likely to die by suicide because they have lost their masculine pride and identity, a study found. 
Psychiatry Professional (Tuesday, 18 September 2012)
Research shows rise most prominent in 15-17 age group Rates of suicide among under-i8-year-olds in Ireland increased between the early 1990s and 2008, according to new research.
 
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Friday, 21 September 2012)
A suicide charity has lodged a formal complaint with Gardaí and suspended one of its employee
s over alleged financial irregularities.
Roscommon People (Friday, 14 September 2012)
The fight against suicide in County Roscommon suffered a setback this week when the cash-strapped HSE confirmed that it is cancelling all suicide-related training and education courses for the remainder of the year. News of the move comes during National Suicide Prevention Week.

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