March 3, 2014
Sunday Independent, 02-Mar-2014
Highly restricted access to boys only breeds insecurity and rivalry in all-girls' schools. A report released last week seems to expose a "silent epidemic" of eating disorders among girls who attend high- achieving, fee-paying schools.
Irish Daily Mirror, 01-Mar-2014
Majella The wife of crooner Daniel O'Donnell will fund and support a six week "stress control" course for depression sufferers. She has' been an advocate for mental health awareness after revealing she had suffered from depression
Irish Independent, 28-Feb-2014
Andrea Weldon found herself addicted to the 'pro ana’ Lifestyle until the positive message of treatment won out.
Evening Echo, 27-Feb-2014
A therapist who specialises in eating disorders cited early puberty as just one reason for the rise in conditions like juvenile anorexia and bulimia.
Ballyfermot Echo, 27-Feb-2014
Childhood obesity levels are nine % lower across seven Tallaght primary schools which participated in a targeted health project – "positive findings" which are to be considered by Government.
Irish Examiner, 25-Feb-2014
The Government has failed children with mental health needs, according to the annual report card issued by the Children's Rights Alliance which said the Government was repeatedly failing to meet its own targets.
The Cork News, 28-Feb-2014
A Cycle Against Suicide University Programme launched in Cork is to be rolled out nationwide. The scheme is part of Cycle Against Suicide, started by Irish entrepreneur Jim Breen, to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available to anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
Nationalist & Munster Advertiser, 27-Feb-2014
The National Office for the Prevention of Suicide (NOSP) is to make a new free-call telephone number available for anyone seeking suicide prevention support.
Connaught Telegraph, 25-Feb-2014
The Minister of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, has launched a revised Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide, produced by Samaritans and the Irish Association of Suicidology (IAS), at an event in Dublin.