August 31, 2012
Clare Champion, 24-Aug-2012
The Mid-West HSE has rejected claims it is planning to reduce the Crisis Intervention Service, which helps people experiencing suicidal thoughts or those at risk of engaging in acts of self-harm. The Psychiatric Nurses' Association (PNA) made a claim that psychiatric patients would be affected by a threatened reduction in the HSE-funded Crisis Intervention Service, The HSE, however, insists the Crisis Intervention Service will continue to be available.
Irish Independent Metro Edition, 27-Aug-2012
The recession has caused a 30pc surge in children reporting depression and mental health problems, it has emerged.
Irish Independent Health & Living, 27-Aug-2012
We know about the crucial role of family doctors in picking the symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients. But how well informed are they?
Evening Echo, 24-Aug-2012
A helpline for distressed farmers enduring a miserable year because of the bad weather is urgently needed, according to Fianna Fail.However the need for a helpline has been roundly dismissed by Cork East Fine Gael TD Tom Barry, who said a helpline would be a cosmetic exercise that would not even come close to addressing the-real problems facing farmers.
Kerrys Eye, 23-Aug-2012
A social media campaign to save a youth mental health service In Kerry began this week amidst fears for the service's future. Save Jigsaw Kerry Group, made up of a group of young people who have been involved in Jigsaw Kerry since 2009, is urgently seeking support to keep the service open.
Northern Standard, 23-Aug-2012
Co Monaghan and other parts of the north-east are undergoing an increase in the demand for mental health services – and the current recession is being cited as a significant factor in this trend. “Financial pressures and unemployment have caused a spiralling of conditions among those who have been suffering from mental health issues and we've noticed a big increase in the numbers of enquiries to our help groups so far this year”, Mary French, co-ordinator of GROW Ireland in the north-eastern region said this week.