September 2, 2014

Mental Health

SOS aims to get nation talking on mental health
Southside People, 03-Sep-2014
World Suicide Prevention Day takes place across the globe on September 10. To mark this event, Suicide or Survive (SOS) plans to raise awareness throughout the entire month of September in the hope that people will talk, listen and share more.
High Court may call head of mental health services to explain lack of bed for teenager
Irish Times, 02-Sep-2014
The HSE director of mental health services may be called before the High Court if progress is not made in finding a psychiatric hospital bed for a teenager in urgent need.
Tune in to positive thinking for world mental health week
Irish Times, 02-Sep-2014
Ireland’s first pop-up radio station dedicated to promoting positive mental health through the airwaves will encourage people to seek help and advice at an early stage.
100 to climb Carrauntoohil for charity
Evening Echo, 01-Sep-2014
Up to 100 hardy souls will trek up Ireland's highest peak in aid of Cork Samaritans this Saturday.
No bed for teenager who should be in psychiatric unit, High Court hears
Irish Times, 30-Aug-2014
A teenager in urgent need of a psychiatric hospital bed spent the weekend in an open residential care unit with three care staff because the psychiatric unit earmarked to take her refused and no beds were available elsewhere, the High Court heard Friday.
People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression, 28-Aug-2014
Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but new trials show a possible way forward.
New treatment of depression in cancer patients has had promising results
Irish Examiner, 28-Aug-2014
A survey of more than 21,000 patients in Scotland found rates of clinical depression ranging from 6% to 13% among cancer patients, compared with a prevalence of just 2% in the general population. Now, two trials testing a new approach to managing this have shown positive results.
Acute mental health unit to open next year
Mid-Louth Independent, 27-Aug-2014
The new acute adult mental health facility for Louth and Meath at Crosslanes, Drogheda, adjacent to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, will be open early next year.
Good news: it may be possible to overwrite bad memories, 27-Aug-2014
Scientits from Japan and the US have discovered how to rewrite memories. They could use it to treat disorders such as post traumatic stress. 


Suicide training urged for gardai by car tragedy mother
Irish Independent, 01-Sep-2014
A woman who lost her entire family to a suicidal taxi driver in the UK said she was “deeply impressed” by a new Garda College training regime.
Good Will screenings raise thousands for Pieta House
Dublin People, 01-Sep-2014
Over €23,000 was raised through special charity screenings of Good Will Hunting in Omniplex cinemas across the country last week.
All-Ireland walk raises €100k
The Herald, 01-Sep-2014
The biggest gathering of All-Ireland-winning GAA captains ever assembled has helped raise around €100,000 for suicide awareness and prevention.
Cork groups host free suicidal crisis seminar
Cork Independent, Page 11, 28-Aug-2014
A seminar to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day 2014 will take place In Cork in September and will deal with a host of issues relating to Ireland's suicidal crisis.
Hope(d) to mark World Suicide Night with signed balloons release
Leinster Leader, 28-Aug-2014
The Newbridge based charity helping people and families suffering from depression and suicide bereavement, Hope(d), will mark World Suicide Night on September 10 next by releasing balloons into the nights sky at 10pm.