September 23, 2014

Mental Health

Website aims to bridge the technology gap
Irish Times, 23-Sep-2014
A conference on this week will highlight the positive role the internet and social networks can play in supporting good mental health.
Staff room can be a very lonely place for many of our teachers
Irish Independent, 23-Sep-2014
Dr Claire Hayes looks at depression in the classroom
Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, 23-Sep-2014
Helping people in communities across Laois to cope with mental health issues is the focus of a major week-long initiative which runs across the country from Monday october 6th to Sunday october 12th.
Desire to have kids affects mental health
Irish Health, 19-Sep-2014
Women who do not conceive following fertility treatment have poorer mental health in the long run if they are unable to let go of their desire to have a child, a study has found.
Schmidt helps tackle mental health in the Midlands
Irish Independent, 19-Sep-2014
Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt welcomed the opportunity being given to coaches, trainers and parents to gain a better understanding of the issues involved in youth mental health.
Irish documentary provides fascinating insight into history of mental health care in Ireland
Irish Independent, 17-Sep-2014
Ar Intinn Eile (An Irish State of Mind) aired its first episode of three last week.
Teenager suffered psychotic relapse but no adolescent bed available
Irish Times, 18-Sep-2014
A teenage boy is to be detained at an adult mental health unit because there is no bed for him in adolescent mental health services, the Dublin Family District Court heard last week.
Mind matters – even in Irish classrooms
Irish Independent, 15-Sep-2013
Mindfulness, the self-help boom of the decade, will not be taught in schools.
VIDEO: Cork journalist makes touching documentary about her experiences with prenatal depression
Irish Examiner, 17-Sep-2014
Guided by her own experiences with prenatal depression and frustration at the lack of information available, Helena Crowley-Hayes has resolved to raise awareness about her research. 



Farming special Day 1: Suicied and mental health
Irish Examiner, 23-Sep-2014
The Irish Examiner/ICMSA survey on farming attitudes found more than half of all farmers have been impacted by suicide, with 16% saying they had experienced it either in their immediate or wider family.
Should we be putting lithium in our water?
Irish Independent, 23-Sep-2014
It is claimed adding the naturally occuring salt to our weater could reduce suicide, but some say it’s a human rights breach.
Difficulty in determining cause of death delays recording of suicides
Irish Examiner, 20-Sep-2014
Many suicides are not being officially recorded until more than two years after death because of difficulties determining how the person died.
Number of suicides rises to highest of record in 2011
Irish Times, 19-Sep-2014
Number of men taking their own lives outnumbers women by over four to one.