December 8, 2014

Mental Health

Tablet devices ‘can cause depression in children’, 08-Dec-2014
Overuse of screens can lead to isolation, depression, stress, anxiety according to the CEO of Early Childhood Ireland.
Play examines mental health in the Traveller community
Clare Champion, 05-Dec-2014
A powerful play that examines the issue of suicide within the Traveller community took centre stage in Glor, as part of Clare Traveller Focus Event 2014.
Communication needs to improve around diagnosis
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
A number of issues compromise good communication around a schizophrenia diagnosis, according to new research.
Stemming the suicide tide
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
Reach Out, the national strategy for action on suicide prevention comes to an end this year. David Lynch investigates what policies could take its place.
Schizophrenia treatment in the 21st Century
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
Schizophrenia is a treatable disorder which affects more than 21million people worldwide. But what is it and when is it classified as treatment resistant?
Schizophrenia and gut bacteria link is examined
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
Cork researchers have put forward a radically novel view of the biology of schizophrenia and more specifically, its genetic basis.
Psychotic symptoms are best considered 'transdiagnostic' entities 
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
According to the researchers, up to 15 per cent of individuals in the general population report some type or degree of psychotic experience.
An international perspective on prevention strategies
Medical Independent, 04-Dec-2014
Prof Rory O'Connor highlights international suicide prevention strategies abroad and how they apply to Ireland.
LISTEN: We Cut Corners release charity cover single
Hot Pres, 03-Dec-2014
We Cut Corners released a classic Christmas song cover on Friday December 5 in aid of mental health organisation First Fortnight.
More than the winder blues
The Mayo News, 02-Dec-2014
Seasonal affective disorder is a medical condition that has an impact on a person’s quality of life.
Just €5m of €20m mental health funding spent
Irish Medical News, 01-Dec-2014
Just €5m of €20m in mental health funding provided in 2014 has been spent on the sector to date, with half of the funds allocated to the overall health budget.
Job authority ups depression in women, 01-Dec-2014
Being the boss may increase symptoms of depression among women, a new study suggests.


Garda negotiators called to two suicide-threat cases every week, 08-Dec-2014
Highly trained garada negotiators are being called out twice a week to try to stop people taking their own lives.
Love/Hate comes to the aid of Pieta House this Christmas
RTE News, 04-Dce-2014
The iconic ‘King Nidge’ runners used in the final episode of RTE drama Love/Hate are set to raise funds for the Pieta House charity this Christmas.
VIDEO: The Shruggs release charity single, 03-Dec-2014
West Cork acoustic power trip The Shruggs have released their new single, Keep On Smiling, in aid of Irish suicide prevention charity 3Ts (Turn the Tide on Suicide).