November 27, 2015

Should we legalise or decriminalise cannabis?
Irish Times, 27/11/2015
'From the point of view of mental health, cannabis increases risk of anxiety, depression and severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression)'.
We need to plug investment gaps in mental health services
Irish Examiner, 27/11/2015
'One in seven adults will have experienced a mental health difficulty in Ireland in the past year'. 

Mindfulness gadget created by Irish start-up Pips stress at the post
Silicon Republic, 25/11/2015 
'A tiny device created by a Dublin technology company called The Pip is combining video gaming with mobile devices like the iPhone to defeat stress'.
Technology and wellbeing: Mental health needs its place on campus
Irish Times, 24/11/2015
' study says half of students find online mental health information can be unreliable'.

1,700 brave bitter cold for night run
Irish Independent, 23/11/2015
'As many as 1,700 runners braved bitter temperatures in Cork on Saturday night as part of the inaugural Irish Independent A Lust For Life Runway 5k'.

Depression affects all ages and strata of society
Irish Catholic,19/11/2015
'Depression is estimated to affect about 450,000 people in Ireland at any one time.'