March 1, 2013

Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 23rd February, 2013)
Enda Kenny wasn’t the only one who delivered a good speech last week. Joining in the apologies to the Magdalene survivors on Tuesday, Eamon Gilmore had much to say about the past. 
Irish Times (Friday, 1st March, 2013)
Children in a psychiatric facility for young people were missing out on vital education due to a shortage of school places, the Inspector for Mental Health Services has found.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 26th February, 2013)
The Phoenix Care Centre on Dublin’s North Circular Road formally opens its doors on Thursday, replacing the antiquated St Brendan’s Hospital in Grangegorman which has operated for the past 199 years. 
Evening Herald (Monday, 25th February, 2013)
Today, exactly 199 years after the first patient was admitted to the asylum, a new state-of-the-art psychiatric intensive care facility will open its doors, settings to right a legacy of neglect of our most vulnerable and closing the door on a dark chapter on Irish history.
Mental Health
Irish Examiner County (Tuesday, 26th February, 2013)
Youghal poets, emerging or established, are invited to contribute to a collection of illustrated works to highlight mental health. 
Sunday Independent (Sunday, 24th February, 2013)
Life was good for rugby star Alan Quinlan as he prepared to set out on a Lions tour, but then he was guilty of a headline-grabbing eye-gouging incident, after which he went into a downward spiral and his marriage ended.
Irish Independent (Thursday, 28th February, 2013)
A moving article penned by Kate Fitzgerald detailing her struggles with depression appeared in ‘The Irish Times’ two weeks after her death. 
Irish Independent (Thursday, 28th February, 2013)
LOVE/HATE star Peter Coonan has spoken of the importance of positive mental health, after losing a close friend to suicide. 
Sunday Independent (Sunday, 24th February, 2013)
Emily Hourican talks to Fiona Hallinan, whose brother Cian ended his life a year ago yesterday, about the fears that drove the talented writer, teacher and film-maker into such a decision of despair and the moments of happiness that can yet be found.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Medical Times (Wednesday, 27th February, 2013)
The Department of Health is currently in discussions with the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to develop a programme of measures to increase training in suicide prevention for GPs and practice staff.
Irish Examiner (Friday, 1st March, 2013)
Sport stars across a range of codes feature in a video aimed at helping to combat suicide. Jim McGuinness and Alan Quinlan are just some of the high-profile names featured three IT Sligo students.