February 22, 2013


Mental Health


'Coming out' still major LGBT fear

Irish Times (Tuesday, 19th February, 2013)

Mental health is the most frequent cause of concern for people calling a helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, according to its co-ordinator.


Music helped save me and U2 bandmates from depression, says Clayton

Irish Independent (Wednesday, 20th February, 2013)

Bassist Adam Clayton has told of how U2 saved him and his bandmates from depression.



Mental Health Service


New mental health centre in Grangegorman

Northside People East (Wednesday, 13th February, 2013)

A new €21 million mental health facility has been completed in the Grangegorman campus.


High use of mood drugs in NI care homes

Irish Health.com (Thursday, 21st February, 2013)

The use among older people of drugs that affect mood and behaviour ‘increases dramatically' when they enter care homes in Northern Ireland, a new study has found.



Mental Illness


Caught in a net: teens with eating disorders

Irish Independent (Friday, 15th February, 2013)

To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Liz Kearney looks at the rise of ‘thinspiration’ websites.


My 26 year battle with depression

Irish Daily Star (Monday, 18th February, 2013)

In the past 26 years, Karina Bruley has tried every available cure, remedy and technique for depression. She experienced the first of seven bouts of the illness when she was 28.


Is your teen dying to be thin?

Irish Independent (Monday, 18th February, 2013)

In Ireland it is estimated that 20,000 people have an eating disorder. What is concerning, is that eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in teenagers and younger children.


1-in-10 young mentally ill use substances

Irish Medical Times (Thursday, 21st February, 2013)

Around one-in-10 young teens with mental health issues also drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and use cannabis on a weekly basis, indicates Australian research published in the online journal BMJ Open.





Inquest told of woman's depression

Irish Times (Thursday, 21st February, 2013)

A woman who died when she stepped in front of an oncoming train was failed by the mental health services, her husband told an inquest yesterday.



Suicide Prevention


New test can better predict suicide risk

IrishHealth.com (Saturday, 16th February, 2013)

An Irish research team has developed a new computer-based system which can help identify those at risk of suicide.