November 25, 2011



Mental Health Problems

Girls More Likely To Self Harm As Teenagers
The Carrigdhoun (Saturday, 26 November 2011)
One in 12 adolescents self-harm, especially if they are girls, a study has found. Of these, a third continue to inflict injuries on themselves in young adulthood.

Mental Health Service

Kenny risks massive revolt over savage health service cuts

Evening Herald (Wednesday, 23 November 2011)
Fine Gael TDs were today threatening "holy war" against the Cabinet over proposed cuts in the health service.


Rise in number of people seeking suicide counselling
Irish Examiner (Friday, 25 November 2011)
Almost7,000 "hugely traumatised" adults and 581 children who have been bereaved by one or more suicides attended specialist counselling services in the first six months of this year.

Suicide Prevention

It's time to talk about suicide

Connaught Telegraph (Tuesday, 22 November 2011)
Westport native Joe McGuire will next month launch www., a new west of Ireland-based voluntary group that aims to bring suicide out into the public arena.

Students offer a light in the darkness for struggling classmates

Evening Echo (Tuesday, 22 November 2011)
UCC students yesterday released 78 lanterns into the sky to represent the number of youth suicides in Ireland last year. Campuses across the country are this week holding a number of events as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Sports stars to net funds for suicide prevention
Evening Echo (Tuesday, 22 November 2011)
Cork GAA and Minister Rugby stars will show just how savvy they are on the soccer pitch in a charity match next month in aid of suicide awareness.