June 21, 2012

Mental Health


Outside exercise 'boosts mental health'

Irish Examiner, 21-Jun-2012

Regular outdoor exercise could halve the risk of suffering from poor mental health, according to a study. Activities in natural environments such as parks and forests have a positive effect on stress, mood, and fatigue, researchers at the University of Glasgow found. The study showed that exercising in "non-natural environments" such as gyms does not protect against poor mental health.

Forget the chat at the pub, now it's down to the shed

Irish Examiner, 21-Jun-2012

It used to be the pub, a snooker room, a betting office, or even the street corner but a growing number of Irish men with time on their hands are finding a new place to meet for a chat. A new Men's Shed was officially opened in Killarney, Co Kerry, yesterday bringing to almost 80 the number of such facilities around the country.

Putting mental health at the heart of general practice

The Practice, 19-Jun-2012

Is mental health finally receiving the attention and resources it deserves? Doctors have been calling for enhanced mental health services in primary care for decades but for the first time it appears that real progress is finally being made. That was the overarching feeling among GPs following the College Forum at the ICGP AGM in Galway recently, which had as its theme "Mental health at the heart of general practice".





Psychiatry Professional, 20-Jun-2012

Suicide in Irish print media is significantly improving, according to a new report. Analysis of over 20,000 Irish print media articles found that the portrayal of suicide and mental health was 50% more positive in 2011 than in 2010. The amount of articles that address the issues of mental health and suicide increased by 10% in 2011. Negative depictions of mental health and suicide have decreased by 24.38%.




Positive outcome to public meeting to address suicide

Connaught Telegraph, 19-Jun-2012

Organisers of a public meeting to discuss the feasibility of setting up a suicide intervention and crisis centre in the west were very pleased with the show of support in the Harlequin Hotel on Wednesday last, in Castlebar. The aim is to establish a Pieta House in Tuam, Co. Galway, that will serve the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.