November 24, 2014

Mental Health

 
“Fat talk” is causing eating disorders in our young people
Irish Independent, 23-Nov-2014
‘Fat talk’, ‘college stress’ and ‘social media’ are triggering eating disorders in young adults, say leading experts at Ireland’s only pupose-built residential house for victims of eating disorders.
 
I felt stigma of mental illness, says RTE’s John
Irish Independent, 22-Nov-2014
Radio ropesenter John Murray has revealed how he felt the stigma of mental illness after his return to work a year ago following depression.
 
Christmas album to raise Awareness
Irish Independent, 22-Nov-2014
A star-studded line-up of Ireland’s musical greats has teamed up with the John Murray Show once again to raise funds for Aware with a festive album, A Murray Christmas 2.
 
Need to “build-up” school mental services, says minister
RTE, 21-Nov-2014
Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan has said there is a need to strengthen mental health services in schools.
 
Conference examines link between mental health and addiction
Evening Echo, 21-Nov-2014
There needs to be more cross-over between addiction and homeless services, it's claimed.
 
Mental health award for ‘Independent’
Irish Independent, 20-Nov-2014
The Irish Independent has been awarded first prize for its coverage of mental health and suicide by the national media monitoring programme.
 
Miss Tipperary Linda Creedon shared viral video about mental health, hitting back at social media bullies
Irish Indepenent, 19-Nov-2014
In conjunction with mental health week at University College Cork, where she is a nursing student, she made the decision to record and share an uplifting ten minute long video about her own struggles with the pervasive illness.
 
A week in my mental health service clinic: ‘I love meeting families and trying to work out what to do’
Irish Times, 18-Nov-2014
Sheila O’Flaherty is a senior psychiatric social worker with the child and adolescent mental health services for north Co. Dublin. 

Suicide

 
How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?
Thejournal.ie, 22-Nov-2014
The founder of the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland has said he does not believe cyberbullying has significantly contributed to teen suicides in the last number of years.
 
#DCUbegborrowsteal: Students take flight and hit the road to raise €20k for brave Donal Walsh’s foundation
Irish Mirror, 22-Nov-2014
DCU students raise thousands for the Donal Walsh Foundation which promotes an anti-suicide message. 

Opinion

“We’ve seen an outburts in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk”
Thejournal.ie, 24-Nov-2014
“I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they’ll think.” 

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