March 8, 2013

Mental Health
Irish Times (Tuesday, 5th March 2013)
This week I have found myself in conversation with frontline managers who asked me how mindfulness could help them face the cutbacks, conflicts and frustrations that confront them every day.
Irish Medical Times (Wednesday, 6th March 2013)
The Expert Group reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 is expected to produce its report before June.
Mental Illness
Irish Independent (Tuesday, 5th March 2013)
Post-natal OCD may be a previously unrecognised mental problem faced by many women after giving birth, new research suggests. (Wednesday, 6th March 2013)
People with mental illnesses are at an increased risk of becoming the victim of a murder, a new study suggests.
Mental Health Service (Friday, 1st March 2013)
The new 54-bed mental health facility, which replaces the old St Brendan's Hospital in Dublin's Grangegorman, has been officially opened by Health Minister, Dr James Reilly and Junior Health Minister, Kathleen Lynch.
Irish Times (Saturday, 2nd March 2013)
Sir, – The closure of St Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman (Carl O’Brien, Health +Family, February 26th) and the opening of the Phoenix Care Centre, a modern intensive care centre, is a welcome step forward in the reform of mental health service delivery.
Irish Times (Thursday, 28th February 2013)
Suicide is a serious social problem with "appalling consequences" for family, friends and community and its decriminalisation did not create a right to suicide, the State has told the Supreme Court.
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 7th March 2013)
A father drowned his 3-year-old daughter before killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide as his marriage broke down, detectives believe.
Irish Independent (Friday, 8th March 2013)
Childhood suicide accounted for more than a fifth of all deaths among 10 to 17-year-olds during the space of a year, a new report has revealed.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times (Monday, 4th March 2013)
Fianna Fáil has set out a range of proposals that it says, if implemented, could help to reduce the number of suicides recorded in the State by 30 per cent in a 10 year period.
Dungarvan Leader (Friday, 8th March 2013)
There’s no hate here as Aoibhinn and Peter take time out from their first week back filming the much-anticipated new series to support Pieta House’s annual fundraising walk.