June 8, 2012

Mental Health

Big boys don't cry – well, that's what most of us think
Irish Daily Star (Wednesday, 06 June 2012)
Men are supposed to be sensitive these days but a new survey has found a whopping 88 per cent of people think Irish men bottle up their feelings. And according to a poll by radio station Newstalk, 84 per cent of respondents said there was still a stigma about discussing mental health.

Mental Ill Health

Physical activity 'no benefit' in alleviating symptoms of depression
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 06 June 2012)
A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has found there is no benefit. Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone.

Babies born early are 'more likely to suffer from serious mental disorders'
Irish Independent (Saturday, 02 June 2012)
Premature babies are significantly more likely than average to suffer serious mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, in later life, a study has found.

Mental Health Service

Health group concerned at progress
Irish Times (Thursday, 07 June 2012)
Campaign group Mental Health Reform says it is concerned by the “slow progress to date” in staffing community-based mental health care teams.


Suicide rise is linked to economy, says study
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 02 June 2012)
A staggering rise in the number of Irish men taking their own lives is clearly linked to the recession, according to a leading expert on mental health
Finding on Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald and The Irish Times
Irish Times (Wednesday, 06 June 2012)
THE PRESS Ombudsman has decided that a statement published by The Irish Times on 3 December 2011, was in breach of Principle 5.3 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines because it failed to take sufficiently into account the feelings of Tom and Sally Fitzgerald, who were grieving over the death by suicide of their daughter Kate.