November 23, 2012

Mental Health
Irish Independent (Friday, 23 November, 2012) 
Actress Mary McEvoy has spoken about how keeping busy helps her cope with depression, but that she’ll never be able to shake what feels like a “chronic pain” for her every day.
Psychiatry Professional (Saturday, 01 December, 2012) 
Inspire Ireland has launched a new online tool designed to improve the mental fitness of young men in Ireland.
Psychiatry Professional (Saturday, 01 December, 2012) 
A national survey on alcohol attitudes and usage shows that more than 80% of people in Ireland say alcohol has a negative effect on someone they know. (Wednesday, 21 November, 2012) 
Teenage girls can improve their mental health through regular dancing, a new study suggests.
Evening Herald (Friday, 16 November, 2012) 
Legendary news anchor Anne Doyle has spoken of the “dark days” when she struggled with depression.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Friday, 23 November, 2012) 
Mental health inspectors have expressed extreme concern for the welfare of residents at a facility who have been deprived of essential therapies and are showing signs of severe institutionalised behaviour.
Kilkenny Reporter (Wednesday, 21 November, 2012) 
Today, we all have stresses and crises in our lives that can be alleviated through talking with a trained professional.
Nationalist – Carlow (Tuesday, 20 November, 2012) 
For people struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, 14 local listeners are ready and willing to help.
Dundalk Democrat (Tuesday, 20 November, 2012) 
There was a total of 45 suicides in Louth in 2011 according to new figures.
Irish Independent (Wednesday, 21 November, 2012) 
A major maternity hospital is to review which medical records its doctors can access after concern that psychiatric notes were not given to all specialists.
Suicide Prevention
Evening Echo (Monday, 19 November, 2012) 
One national body is needed to coordinate efforts to tackle suicide in Ireland.
The Cork News (Friday, 16 November, 2012) 
Suicide prevention charity 3TS (Turn the Tide of Suicide) has stepped up their campaign for a suicide prevention authority with the launch of an online video which demands immediate action on suicide in Ireland.