August 27, 2014

Mental Health

Defence legal bill will hit €5m as Lariam cases begin to mount
Irish Independent, 27-Aug-2014
The Department of Defence expects its lefal costs for the year to increase by over one-fifth, with the State facing up to 30 cases libnked to the ontroversial anti-malarial drug Lariam.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Genes determine the long-term effects of stress.
Irish Independent, 27-Aug-2014
A study by researchers at the Medical University of Vienna has shed new light on why there is no one-size-fits-all outcome of stressful experiences.
Numbers of families of addicts seeking help on the rise
Clare People, 26-Aug-2014
Families of Clare people affected by addiction are increasingly seeking help from one of the mid wedt’s largest addiction treatment centres.
‘Patrick’s Day’ wins finders series award
IFTN, 26-Aug-2014
The emotional tale of a young man with mental health issues who falls for a suicidal flight attendant won the coveted Screen Directors Guild ‘Finders Series’ Award.
Children to learn ‘mindfulness’
Irish Independent, 25-Aug-2014
Irish school students will be able to study ‘midnfulness’ techniques – the relaxation method popularised by celebrities such as Katy Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Positive mental health radio
Sunday Business Post, 24-Aug-2014
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services will in October broadcast from an “all-digital pop-up radio station”, which it says is the first of its kind to broadcast in Ireland.
Martial Arts campaign for 'Breaking Through' mental health issues
Liffey Champion, 23-Aug-2014
A new campaign to raise awareness around issues of mental health using martial arts will be launched in Celbridge Manor in September.
Profile of 'Teenline' raised at Hurley's golf classic
Liffey Champion, 23-Aug-2014
Legendary singer red Hurley helf a golf classic event in The K Club in aid of the Dublin based charity organisation TeenLine which provides services for people aged between 12 and 20 years.
Call for 24/7 mental health care
Nationalist & Munster Advertiser, 21-Aug-2014
The Government is being urged to ensure community mental health services have the funding they need to provide 24/7 crisis support across the country.
Irish mental health film gets big break stateside, 21-Aug-2014
Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day tells the story of a young man with mental health issues who falls for a suicidal flight attendant.
Beware the unproven claims of self-help culture
Irish Times, 21-Aug-2014
It is important to know how to protect yourself from potentially dangerous self-help rituals by learning to recognise dubious experts and by understanding how peer pressure impairs judgment, writes William Reville.
Depression common in Parkinson’s, 20-Aug-2014
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, according to a new US study.


Seminar focuses on effective intervention in suicidal crisis
Evening Echo, 25-Aug-2014
The National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Cork Samaritans are co-hosting a free suicidal crisis information event in connection with World Suicide Prevention Day 2014.The seminar will include both a research and practice session, and will cover several topics, including monitoring real-time incidence of self-harm and suicide.
Galway heroes join €100k Steps for Cormac walk
Irish Independent, 24-Aug-2014
A host of All-Ireland-winning captains will join forces in Galway next weekend with the aim of raising €100,000 for Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre.
Woman's five highest garner €2,043 for suicide prevention project
Clondalkin Echo, 21-Aug-2014
A Dublin woman recently climbed the five highest mountains in Ireland, Nortern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for HeadsUp – Rehab’s youth suicide prevention project.
Massive rise in ‘suicide tourism’ to Switzerland, 21-Aug-2014
‘Suicide tourism’ to Switzerland has doubled within the space of four years, according to a major study published today.
Women 40% more likely to choose assisted suicide
Irish Examiner, 21-Aug-2014
A study looking at the age and gender of ‘suicide tourists’ in Switzerland found women were 40% more likely to choose assisted suicide than men.