Mental Health
Dáil to debate Mental Health laws, 02-May-2017
A new bill sponsored by Fianna Fáil aims strengthen the rights of people and children when they’re undergoing psychiatric care in hospital.
One tenth of doctors have suffered depression, stress – study, 02-May-2017
Survey on hospital doctors finds 80% of respondents have worked when ill or injured.  One in three doctors working in Ireland have experienced burnout while one in 10 say they have suffered severe levels of
depression, anxiety and stress, according to a new study.
Half of Central Mental Hospital admissions relate to murder, 01-May-2017
Forty of the 81 people in detention in the CMH last year were charged with, or convicted of, murder. That is 10% of all those in Irish prisons for the same offence.
‘Let them know you’re there for them’: Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue, 01-May-2017
Almost half of people in Ireland under the age of 35 would conceal that they had a mental health difficulty to friends and family, according to new research released by See Change.  The report comes ahead of See Change’s Green Ribbon campaign, which encourages people to speak up about their mental health.
Kids in adult mental facilities
Evening Echo, Page 11, 01-May-2017
Senators are seeking to end the practise of treating children with mental health issues alongside adults.
Farmers invited to attend mental health and well-being event, 26-Apr-2017
Farmers have been invited to attend a ‘mental health and well-being for rural communities’ event hosted by the the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in Co. Kilkenny.
Netflix suicide show sends ‘dangerous message’to teens, 29-Apr-2017
The Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ has come under fire for “glorifying” suicide and potentially triggering copycat cases.
New plan to reduce suicide rates in Tipperary launched by Minister McEntee, 28-Apr-2017
The Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health Helen McEntee TD  launched “Connecting for Life South Tipperary” – a new suicide prevention and self-harm plan for the area, which is the local implementation of Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020.