November 4, 2014

Mental Health

Mothers of emigrants more prone to depression, study finds
Irish Times, 04-Nov-2014
Mothers of adult emigrants who left Ireland during the recession are more likely to suffer from depression and other mental health issues than those whose children are still living in Ireland.
Samaritans urged to withdraw app over privacy fears
Irish Examiner, 04-Nov-2014
The Samaritans radar app allows users to monitor the Twitter feeds of more than 1.6m people they follow – searching for certain keywords that may indicate mental health problems.
Lack of religion linked to teen depression
Irish Examiner, o4-Nov-2014
Rising levels of depression and self-harm among teenagers are linked to the absence of religion in young people’s lives, a Catholic bishop’s adviser on religious education has claimed.
Public urged to attend free stress seminars in Cork and Dublin
Irish Examiner, 03-Nov-2014
A leading expert on stress is urging people to become their own therapists and learn how to deal with the pressures they face on a daily basis, or risk serious health concerns.
Conor Cusack: Governmetn has not grasped severity of mental health crisis
Irish Examiner, 03-Nov-2014
Hurler and mental health campaigner Conor Cusack has said the Government has still not "grasped the severity" of the country’s mental health crisis and appealed for all parties to pump resources into this area.
Demolish your stress with a small, portable device that works with your phone
Irish Times, 01-Nov-2014
A Dublin firm has come up with the Pip – it measures stress and plays scenarios that may calm you down.
Original Rudeboys urge kids to talk
The Herald, 04-Nov-2014
Dublin hip-hop band, The Original Rudeboys are visiting schools to encourage kids to talk about mental health.
Children with mental health issues admitted into adult units
Irish Times, 31-Oct-2014
Latest figures show that in the first half of this year 53 young people were admitted to inappropriate adult mental health units, representing one-third of all acute admissions involving children or adolescents.
Psychiatric patients left in ‘battered looking units’
Irish Independent, 31-Oct-2014
Patients in a hospital psychiatric unit were forced to live in shabby, damp, run-down and “battered-looking” wards, a report has revealed.
County Sligo has most psychiatric admission
Sligo Weekender, 30-Oct-2014
The report found that Sligo, Roscommon, Kerry and Laois had the most admissions while Monaghan had the least.
VIDEO: Meath GAA fan visits every club pitch in the county in one day to raise funds for Mental Health Ireland, 29-Oct-2014
In numbers: 651.7kn travelled, 59 pitches visited, 13 and a half hours on the road, 3 toilet stops, 1 chicken toll and ½ tank of diesel.

The ‘sadness’ that’s driving our teens to self-harm and suicide
Irish Independent, 01-Nov-2014
Almost half the people seeking help from crisis centres for the prevention of self-harm and suicide are under 18 – and one in fie of them are 14 or younger.
140 people google ‘I want to die’ here
The Herald, 04-Nov-2014
In shocking findings, it was discovered that 23,310 suicide-related internet searches are made from Irish computers every month.
AUDIO: Almost half the people seeking help from Pieta House are under the age of 18
Newstalk, 01-Nov-2014
A new study shows one in five of these are 14 or younger, with adolescent girls the most at risk.
Childline reports doubling of calls about suicide
Jobs Nation, 31-Oct-2014
The charity has revealed it received over 34,500 calls in a year from under-18s talking about killing themselves.