October 26, 2012

Mental Health 
RTE Guide (Saturday, 27 October, 2012)
Psychologist David Coleman investigates the impact of child bullying and reveals that he himself was bullied at school.
Irish Farmers Journal (Saturday, 27 October, 2012)
The Women and Agriculture Conference was inspiring, writes Katherine O’Leary, and one speech in particular struck a chord, encouraging us to look out for a person we know who might be under stress and to reach out.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 24 October, 2012)
Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has spoken of his “fear, denial and confusion” over his sexuality that led him into counselling in his early 30s.
Irish Health (Wednesday, 24 October, 2012)
While the use of anti-depressants has remained largely the same in recent years, a new report has found that the use of sedatives and tranquillisers by Irish people is on the increase.
Irish Times (Friday, 26 October, 2012)
School boards have been urged by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald to redouble their efforts to deal with the problem of bullying.
Irish Health (Friday, 26 October, 2012)
Almost eight in 10 people with depression have experienced some form of discrimination, a study has shown.
Mental Health Service
Blanch Gazette (Thursday, 18 October 2012)
Information night: Talk to cover young people’s mental health.
The Kerryman (Thursday, 25 October, 2012)
Mental health is the most neglected area in the NHS, Northern Ireland's most senior coroner has said.
Irish Health (Thursday, 25 October, 2012)
Three in four young people who accessed an online support service said that they were moderately or severely distressed, a new report has shown.
Bray People (Wednesday, 17 October, 2012)
Deputy Simon Harris launched GR8 2 B Yng in the De La Salle Pastoral Centre on Thursday as part of Wicklow Youth Mental Health Week.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times (Friday, 26 October, 2012)
Independent TD Thomas Pringle has urged the Government to establish a suicide prevention authority.
Irish Times (Friday, 26 October, 2012)
The head of an Irish suicide prevention agency claims the Government has “worse than failed” when it comes to tackling mental health and suicide issues.