May 24, 2013

Mental Health Service
Cork Independent (Thursday, 16th May 2013)
The official opening of the Sli Eile Farm Project by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch  is taking place on 20 May at 3pm.
Irish Times (Monday, 20th May 2013)
Issuing of long-term illness cards may be suspended.
Irish Independent (Monday, 20th May 2013)
A counselling service for teenagers and young adults has been forced to turn people away due to a lack of certainty over its future.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 21st May 2013)
Plan to transfer patients with acute mental illness from a large open campus outside Cork city to a city-centre locked ward, have been described as ‘appaling’.
Irish Examiner (Friday, 24th May 2013)
Vulnerable youngsters are being turned away from psychiatric units with room to care for them because of staff shortages, the Dáil heard.
 
 
Suicide
Irish Independent (Tuesday, 21st May 2013)
A qualified electrician from Templeogue in Dublin, Shane had emigrated to Australia the previous August. But from the start, Eddie (54) noticed that he had changed.
Irish Independent (Tuesday, 21st May 2013)
A worrying report says Irish youths have the fourth highest suicide rate in Europe, and the numbers taking their own lives is rising.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times (Monday, 20th May 2013)
Two-thirds of families whose relatives had come into contact with health services before a suicide rated the care as negative or very negative. 
Irish Independent (Wednesday, 22nd May 2013)
Hundreds of frontline workers have taken the equivalent of a first-aid course in saving lives threatened by suicide.

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