September 25, 2009

Mental Health

Parenting course 'lessens' depression
The Irish Times (Tue, 22 September 2009)
Parents were less critical and more confident in dealing with their children after taking part in a parenting programme, a new study has found.

Prof Anthony Clare Memorial Garden unveiled by President McAleese
Liffey Champion (Sat, 19 September 2009)
The late Professor Anthony Clare of St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan was remembered last week by President Mary McAleese as someone with a passion for rescuing those in distress.

Suicide Prevention

No campaign group's posters criticised over 'false claims'
Irish Times (Fri, 25 September 2009)
The Lisbon Treaty has no bearing whatsoever on Ireland’s legal position on euthanasia, Fine Gael spokesman on mental health Dan Neville said yesterday.

Six-year old boy tried to hang himself
Irish Examiner (Thu, 24 September 2009)
Research has found "alarming" evidence of deliberate self-harm among children aged between five and 11, including a six-year-old boy who tried to hang himself. The study in a Dublin children's hospital has revealed that 38 children in this age group either carried out or considered self-harm.

New guidelines on assisted suicide published in UK
Irish Times (Thu, 24 September 2009)
New rules to govern whether those who help terminally ill loved ones to die should be prosecuted are to come into immediate force in the United Kingdom, following a decision by the director of public prosecutions (DPP).

Charity to establish 24-hour suicide prevention hotline
Irish Examiner (Fri, 18 September 2009)
A charity is set to train 10 counsellors and open up a 24-hour hotline to try and pre- vent people in Cork (com committing suicide.

Siamsa play offers suicide insight
Kerrys Eye (Thu, 18 September 2009)
Teenagers and adults in Kerry will get an insight into suicide with the opening of a new play in Siamsa Tire which aims to look at the issue in a relevant and positive way.