January 27, 2012

Mental Health

Higgins says mental health goal is recovery
Irish Times (Friday, 27 January 2012)
Boundaries and antipathies between professionals who treated people with mental health problems were getting in the way of people’s recovery, President Michael D Higgins has said.

Mental Health Service

Delay of mental health reforms criticised
Irish Times (Friday, 27 January 2012)
A delay of six years in delivering community-based mental health services has been criticised by the chairman of the Mental Health Commission.

Slow progress on mental health policy criticised

Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 24 January 2012)
Representatives of Mental Health Reform's 21 member organisations used the sixth anniversary of the publication of the mental health strategy to criticise the slow progress in imple menting the policy.

Mental Ill Health

Ruby waxes lyrical about depression
Evening Echo (Wednesday, 25 January 2012)
Ruby Wax reveals what keeps her own battle with depression at bay as she launches a new social networking site aimed at adult depression sufferers of depression.

Suicide Prevention

Dublin teams to play part for charity
Irish Times (Tuesday, 24 January 2012)
Dublin’s footballers and hurlers will be playing their small part in increasing the awareness and support campaigns for the issues surrounding depression and suicide that increasingly plague Irish society.