November 30, 2012

Mental Health
Irish Times (Friday, 30 November 2012)
The line-up for the fifth First Fortnight festival has been announced. 
Irish Examiner (Friday, 30 November 2012)
Mental health and domestic problems are the main causes of young adults in the Mid-West seeking help from family doctors, a study has found.
Mental Health Service
Irish Independent (Saturday, 24 November 2012)
A mentally ill woman's constitutional and human rights have not been breached if doctors have to give her treatment against her wishes, a judge has ruled.
Irish Times (Saturday, 24 November 2012)
A High Court decision yesterday has expanded the protections for people detained under the Mental Health Acts, particularly the right to be involved in decisions about their treatment.
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 28 November 2012)
One of the keynote lectures, The Consequences of Disclosure of Mental Illness, will be given by American Dr Kay Jamison, head of psychiatry at John Hopkins University.
Irish Times (Friday, 30 November 2012)
Fine Gael TD Dan Neville has welcomed a Department of Health pledge to introduce a regulation preventing unqualified people acting as counsellors and psychotherapists.
Irish Times (Thursday, 29 November 2012)
Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch has said she cannot guarantee there will be no further cuts to the sector’s budget.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 28 November 2012)
Posters displaying more than a dozen suicide prevention helpline numbers have been launched by South Kerry coroner Terence Casey.
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 24 November 2012)
The' key post of director of the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has finally been filled after being vacant for over a year.
Emergency Services Ireland (Tuesday, 27 November 2012)
A new Freephone helpline number for Samaritans Ireland is expected to be operational in the first half of next year, and follows a unique agreement recently signed between the country’s largest-serving organisation and the six largest telecom providers in Ireland.
Eating Disorders
Irish Independent (Wednesday, 28 November 2012)
Teenage girls are becoming involved in dangerous games of competitive dieting thanks to the proliferation of pro- anorexia websites.