May 4, 2012

Mental Health
Irish Examiner (Friday, 04 May 2012)
Please Talk, which has just marked its fifth birthday, is a nationwide initiative enabling students to unburden themselves in confidence within their campus. Co-founder of the project, Barry Colfer says it is important for students to talk about problems.
Dundalk Leader (Wednesday, o2 May 2012)
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, was in Dundalk to officially launch a mental health awareness project at the Craobh Rua Community Youth Project entitled 'Our Space. '
Galway Advertiser (Thursday, 03 May 2012)
Calling for a shift in attitudes, Galway woman and RTE programme maker Evelyn McClafferty says people need to begin talking about their mental and emotional health just as they do about their physical health.
Wicklow Times (Tuesday, o1 May 2012)
Fine Gael Wicklow ID, Simon Harris, has said that schools can play a significant part in educating young people about caring for their mental health.
Clare People (Tuesday, o1 May 2012)
There have been calls for teachers in Clare to receive training to help support students who may be feeling suicidal or depressed. 
Drogheda Leader (Wednesday,  28 April 2012)
Drogheda Doctor Harry Barry launched his new book in Dublin last week to much acclaim.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Wednesday, o2 May 2012)
The current wards of court system for people with restricted legal capacity should be replaced with a system based on assisted decision-making, according to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.
Irish Times   (Saturday, 28 April 2011)
The High Court has dismissed a challenge by two community groups to the HSE’s planned closure of an inpatient psychiatric unit at South Tipperary General Hospital, with the patients affected to be transferred to Kilkenny. 
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 03 May 2012)
The Irish Examiner's award winning Let's Talk Suicide booklet is to be made available for free in pharmacies across the country. 
Clare People (Tuesday, o1 May 2012)
There was an increase on the number of people from Clare seeking help from suicide intervention service Pieta House in 2011. 348 people ac- cessed Pieta House Mid West's centre in Mungret, Limerick. 54 people came from Clare.
Leinster Express (Wednesday, 02 May 2012)
A service that aims to prevent suicide could be set up in the midlands, possibly Laois, with the help of a new fundraiser launched in Mountmellick this week.