April 24, 2015

Headline News Highlights (20th – 24th April)

Mental Health

We all need to reach out to our children with sensitivity
Independent.ie, 23-April-2015
Ivan Yates shares compelling stories of 'service users' of the psychiatric and mental health service. 
Gaisce has ‘positive effect’ on mental health
Irish Examiner, 23-April-2015
Young people who take part in Gaisce are happier, more hopeful, and have better self-esteem, according to a new report into the initiative.
Pupils’ booklet on mental health reaches three finals
Irish Examiner, 22-April-2015
A booklet designed to help young people take care of their mental health has seen its six transition-year creators advance to the finals of three national competitions in the next month.
'Secret alcoholism' of retirees with mix of too much time and money
Independent.ie, 22-April-2015
Dr Colin O'Gara, consultant psychiatrist at St John of God Hospital, said some men "grow out of binge-drinking early in adult life'', only to dramatically increase their intake when they retire.
Mindfulness may benefit recurrent depression
Irishhealth.com, 22-April-2015
A type of mindfulness-based therapy may offer an alternative to people with long-term depression who no longer want to take antidepressants, scientists have claimed.
Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on public scrutiny and recovery
Hot Press, 20-April-2015
Life’s been tough for Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos – who has fought a life-long struggle with mental illness. Now, though, he is in a good place – a state of mind reflected in the group’s winning third LP. 

Cycle Against Suicide comes to Thurles on May 8th
Tipperary Star, 23-April-2015
Over 2,200 students, cyclists, teachers and crew members are expected to descend on Thurles Town Square to mark Cycle Against Suicide.
Light at end of tunnel for suicide run
Irish Examiner, 22-April-2015
A young woman whose father died by suicide is to light up the night with an ultraviolet colour run at Clarisford Park, Killaloe, Co Clare on Saturday.
300 children who had planned suicide called Childilne last year
The Herald, 21-April-2015
Childline had received 1,000 calls from children who were suicidal, and of those 300 had acted on their suicidal thoughts.