October 21, 2016

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Study finds high rate of suicide among women in health sector
Irish Times, 16/10/2016
Programmes should be put in place to overcome the stigma of mental illness among health care professionals, a leading expert on suicide has said… 

Mental health

Mental health gets just €15m despite €35m Budget vow
The Government was at the centre of a "dishonest spin" row yesterday after it emerged a Budget-day pledge to give an extra €35m to alleviate the crisis in mental health services will amount to as little as €15m in spending next year…

Escaping the stigma: mental health in the workplace
Irish Times, 21/10/2016
Research from the UK mental health charity Mind estimates that 70 million sick days taken in Britain every year are due to mental health issues…

High levels of stress identified among local politicians
Irish Times, 15/10/2016
A survey of county councillors across the State has identified high levels of depression and stress among local politicians. Almost half of those surveyed say they have experienced depression or anxiety, and almost 80 per cent feel their role as a councillor is impinging on family or personal life…

Pope hopes to help address mental health issues in rugby
Irish Independent, 15/10/2016
Irish rugby pundit Brent Pope is currently studying a Masters in Psychotherapy in the hope that he can become involved with rugby unions to help address mental-health issues in the sport…


NOSP: Its Ok To Ask For Help
KFM Radio, 14/10/2016
People with suicidal thoughts are being reminded its ok to ask for help. New figures by the National Office for Suicide Prevention shows there were 487 deaths by suicide in 2013…