December 1, 2014

Mental Health

Nurses criticise Tus Nua closure
Dublin People, 01-Dec-2014
Last week’s closure of the only mental health facility in Ballymun has been slammed by psychiatric nurses who warn that it will have a “serious impact” on the delivery of services in the area.
 
Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy
TheJournal.ie, 29-Nov-2014
A new study has revealed that group mindfulness can work as well as individual therapy to reduce depression and anxiety.
 
Kathleen Lynch: ‘I’ve visited mental health centres, there are very few issues’
TheJournal.ie, 29-Nov-2014
A Minister has played down fears of a crisis in Ireland’s mental health services, saying that conditions are always “very good” whenever she visits.
 
Hospital physical restraint breaches noted
Clare Champion, 28-Nov-2014
A breach of the physical restraint policy for patients being accommodated in the Acute Psychiatric Unit of Ennis Hospital, has been described as disappointing.
 
Discovery of New Risk Factor for Schizophrenia
Cois Coiribe, 28-Nov-2014
Researchers have led a multi-institutional study which has identified a novel rare-risk factor linked with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.
 
Free text service now for TeenLine callers
Echo – Tallaght, 27-Nov-2014
TeenLine Ireland has introduced a free text service, which volunteers hope will encourage more young males to reach out for help.
 
Jigsaw Launches Read Your Mind Book Project
Tullamore Tribune, 27-Nov-2014
In supporting young people’s mental health, Jigsaw Offaly and Offaly County Library have collated a catalogue of books on mental health topics to meet the needs of young people.

Suicide

Thousands attend Console Ceremony of Light
RTE.ie, 30-Nov-2014
Those who lost their lives to suicide were commemorated in ceremonies across the country on Sunday, attended by thousands of people.
 
Higher suicide risk among gay teens
IrishHealth.com, 28-Nov-2014
Irish teenagers who have concerns about their sexual orientation have much higher levels of mental health problems and are much more likely to attempt suicide than their peers, a new study has found.
 
‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’
TheJournal.ie, 27-Nov-2014
Suicide is a preventable cause of death, says clinical psychologist Dr Eoin Galavan, who held a seminar on Thursday on “Understanding the Suicidal Mind”.
 
BRAVE TEENAGER'S CAMPAIGN BRINGS DROP IN SUICIDES
Meath Topic, 27-Nov-2014
Donal Walsh has had a significant impact all over Ire-land since he died, with a 27% drop in the number of youths dying by suicide in the past year, and a 65% drop in such deaths in Co. Kerry. 
 
Free text service now for TeenLine callers
Echo – Tallaght, 27-Nov-2014
TeenLine Ireland has introduced a free text service, which volunteers hope will encourage more young males to reach out for help.
 
Jigsaw Launches Read Your Mind Book Project
Tullamore Tribune, 27-Nov-2014
In supporting young people’s mental health, Jigsaw Offaly and Offaly County Library have collated a catalogue of books on mental health topics to meet the needs of young people.

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