February 27, 2015

Mental Health

Mental Drinking roadshow begins at UCC
Cork Independent, 26-Feb-2015
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) aims to inform students about the impact binge drinking can have on their mental health around the country.
Mitchelstown club stamps out stigma
Irish Examiner, 26-Feb-2015
Mitchelstown Macra hosted their mental health awareness evening in association with Headstrong recently in their battle to remove the stigma around mental health.
Helping to change the face of our mental health services
Evening Echo, 26-Feb-2015
Orla Barry writes about what we need to do to push for the change needed in Ireland for better mental health services.
Postnatal depression – phone support helps
IrishHealth.com, 25-Feb-2015
Women suffering with postnatal depression can benefit greatly from telephone-based peer support, a new study suggests.
How structured routine can help mental health
Xpose Entertainment, 25-Feb-2015
New research has found that structure during the day can have a dramatic effect on your mental wellbeing.
Maven presents cheque to mental health group
Nationalist – Carlow, 24-Feb-2015
Maven TM presented a cheque worth over €420 to the Involvement Centre, which offers support to people who are going through mental health issues.
Clare People, 24-Feb-2015
Ennis Woman and mental health advocate explores the issues young people face in Clare while reflecting on living with bipolar disorder.
Smokers more likely to suffer from anxiety
Xpose Entertainment, 24-Feb-2015
A study has found that giving up smoking lowers people’s risk of developing mental health issues such as anxiety.

30% rise in people contacting eating disorder helpline
Evening Echo, 24-Feb-2015
According to Bodywhys, the majority of callers were aged between 25 t o35 with a rise in the amount of men making contact representing one in every ten callers.

#My1000Hours: 'If I was Minister for Education, I know what I'd invest in'
Independent.ie, 23-Feb-2015
Niall Breslin discusses how he would tackle the challenge around mental health stigma in education.
Deaths in custody 'were avoidable'
The Argus, 23-Feb-2015
Repeated errors just one of the factors that contribute to deaths in police cells, prisons and psychiatric hospitals.
Post natal depression
Xpose Entertainment, 23-Feb-2015
90% of new mothers experience some feelings of low mood and depression after the birth of a new baby; Xpose outlines the causes and symptoms for you here.


Warning over web self-harm sites
The Argus, 27-Feb-2015
More than half of children aged 11 – 14 who view images of self-harm online claim they “felt like hurting themselves afterwards”, a new study as found.
Hospital fails to offer bed to suicidal woman
Irish Examiner, 27-Feb-2015
A woman has made an official complaint over the failure of a Cork hospital to provide a bed for her daughter.
West Cork schools supporting Cycle Against Suicide
The Southern Star, 25-Feb-2015
A number of schools have been named ‘Anchor Schools’ for th3 2015 Cycle Against Suicide which starts on Monday, April 27th.
Tackling self-harm issues
Evening Echo, 24-Feb-2015
Teenage self-harm is common and dealing with it can be difficult for parents, but Abi Jackson tells parents they are not alone.

Enda set for his toughest challenge yet
Kilkenny People, 23-Feb-2015
A teacher from Waterford journeys from Belfast to Waterford with a washing machine strapped to his back in aid of Pieta House.