July 30, 2014

Report: Mental health patients' 'dignity was breached'
Independent.ie, 29-Jul-2014
Mental health inspectors found that two patients in a psychiatric facility were forced to wear a heavily-reinforced dress-shaped garment overnight, even though they were not in seclusion.
Sport plays huge part for healthy mind and body
Independent.ie, 26-Jul-2014
Volunteerism and the importance of sport for a health mind and body, allied with St Ita’s Hospital, formed the destiny of a new Fingal councillor.
Psychiatric nurses vote in favour of strike action
Galway City Tribune, 25-Jul-2014
Nurses at the Acute Unit at University Hospital Galway look set to be on strike within the next few days after voting overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over staffing.
Nurses to meet with HSE about Tralee psychiatric unit
irishexaminer.com, 25-Jul-2014
The Psychiatric Nurses' Association said it is to meet with the HSE to discuss safety issues at the psychiatric unit at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.
Post-Natal Depression
TV3.ie, Jul-25
Psychologist Allison Keating who discusses the signs and symptoms of PND, along with advice to prevent it.
Mallow Star, 24-Jul-2014
Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, called on the HSE to match the Government’s commitment to mental health and use allocated funding without further delay.
Epidural may reduce risk of post-natal depression
irishexaminer.com, 24-Jul-2014
Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.
Hospital consultants seek increased funding and staffing
Irishtimes.com, 24-Jul-2014
Repeated reductions in hospital and mental health budgets over the past 5 years have undermined the delivery of frontline services, hospital consultants have argued.