March 24, 2016

Psychiatric services 'not able' for refugees
24/03/2016, Irish Independent
The body representing psychiatrists has warned the Department of Health that there is not enough capacity in Ireland's mental health services to deal with asylum seekers and refugees…

Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students
24/03/2016, The Journal
OVER 80% OF PRINCIPALS believe that austerity has worsened mental health supports in schools, according to survey results commissioned by a teachers union…

Beating the baby blues
24/03/2016, Irish Catholic
Post-natal depression can affect any mum, writes Alison Canavan, so don’t be hard on yourself or afraid to ask for help…

Time to take care of our mental health and tackle the feelings
24/03/2016, Dublin Gazette
The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich today launched Tackle Your Feelings, a new mental wellbeing campaign that will see national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story of the issues they have faced off the pitch…

LGBTI teens' lives at risk in struggle for sexual identity
22/03/2016, Irish Independent
Teenagers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) can experience "harrowing" levels of mental distress, leaving them at a three times higher risk than normal of attempting to take their own lives…

"I had a knot in my stomach all the time and thought I shouldn't feel like this" – Jack McGrath discusses his struggles with mental health
21/03/2016, Newstalk Breakfast
Jack McGrath insists it's time for men to start sharing their feelings and opened up about his struggle with mental health on Newstalk Breakfast this morning…

HRW calls for an end to shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities
21/03/2016, Breaking News
Human Rights Watch has released a new video in a bid to end shackling of people with mental health problems in Indonesia… 

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