April 1, 2010

Mental Health

Campaign to promote religion launched
Irish Times (Tue, 30 March 2010)
A CAMPAIGN promoting religion was launched in Dublin yesterday.
Organised to coincide with Easter by the Iona Institute, it promotes the place of marriage and religion in society. It will run for two weeks in Dublin city where the slogan Here’s a little science. The practice of religion is good for you will appear in 110 bus shelters.

 

Keywest gets in on HeadsUp initiative
Echo – Tallaght (Thu, 25 March 2010)
Students from St Dominic's secondary school were recently treated to the musical stylings of Keywest – as part of a mental health project for young people. The 'HeadsUp’ project has joined forces with the up-and-coming Irish band to promote mental health awareness with a nationwide tour of secondary schools.

 

Mental Health Service

On the edge? Debate on mental health
Irish Times – 31/03/10 02:21
Hospitals Ireland spend too much time diagnosing mental illness and little time promoting positive mental health, Prof Ivor Browne told The Irish Times Pfizer Health Forum last night.
Mountjoy death investigator to finish work free of chargeSunday Tribune (Sun, 28 March 2010)
The senior counsel appointed by government to investigate the killing of Gary Douche at Mountjoy Prison has undertaken to complete the investigation free of charge.

Mountjoy death investigator to finish work free of charge
Sunday Tribune (Sun, 28 March 2010)
The senior counsel appointed by government to investigate the killing of Gary Douche at Mountjoy Prison has undertaken to complete the investigation free of charge.

 

Suicide Prevention

Taxi drivers to get advice on dealing with potential suicides
Irish Examiner, (Thu, 1 April 2010)
IN the first health initiative of its kind in this country, Limerick taxi drivers are to get expert advice on how to deal with people seeking to be ferried to known suicide black spots. Limerick, along with three other regions in Europe, was chosen for the Optimising Sui- cide Prevention Programmes and their Implementation (OSPI), funded by the EU Commission.

 

Time to accept: campaign in aid of suicide bereaved
Irish Times (Thu, 1 April 2010)The bullying of homosexual teenagers is a big issue in Ireland and can leave young people more prone to suicidal thoughts, according to former Big Brother contestant and TV presenter Anna Nolan.

 

 

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