July 27, 2012

Mental Health
Irish Examiner (Friday, 27 July 2012)
The fourth annual Skibbereen Arts Festival starts today. Mental illness and artistic expression underpin this year's programme, says Pat Collins, secretary for the festival.
Mental Ill Health 
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 25 July 2012)
Lack of darkness during sleeping hours can cause changes to the brain and depressive symptoms, according to animal studies. 
Mental Health Service
Northside People (Wednesday, 25 July 2012)
A group that promotes improved and prioritised mental health services delivered a postcard to politicians last Thursday to mark the last day of term in the Houses of the Oireachtas before the summer recess. 
Northside People (Wednesday, 25 July 2012)
Four northside sites have been identified as possible locations for new primary care centres that will be provided as part of the Government's €2 billion stimulus package. 
Kildare Times (Tuesday, 24 July 2012)
The official figures for suicide in Co Kildare are not a valid reflection of the number of people taking their own lives in the county. This is according the founder of founder Console, a Celbridge based charity dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.  
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 24 July 2012)
A study published today has found that the overall rate of suicide in the North doubled in the decade following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times (Monday, 23 July 2012)
Legal Opinion by Dr Brendan Kelly MD PhD Gov FRCPI FRCPsych and senior lecturer in psychiatry at University College Dublin.