July 5, 2013

Mental Health 
Irish Daily Star (Friday, 05 July 2013)
THE Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  has found 84 per cent of people believe counselling and psychotherapy should be free for medical card holders.
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 03 July 2013)
Care of expectant mothers could be revolutionised after British doctors discovered a gene which can lead to post-natal depression and an early test that can detect a woman's likelihood of suffering from the illness.
Wicklow Times (Tuesday, 02 July 2013)
Fine Gael TD and Co-Chair of the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Mental Health, Simon Harris, last week introduced the Mental Health (Anti-Discrimination) Bill 2013 on the floor of the Dail.
Irish Independent (Saturday, 29 June 2013)
Comedian Ruby Wax, who suffers from depression, has written a manual about the condition, says fellow sufferer Allison Pearson.
Echo – Tallaght (Thursday, 28 June 2013)
An innovative mental health services directory which will give smart phone users instant free access to supports across South County Dublin was launched by Mayor Cathal King.
Mental Health Service
Irish Independent (Friday, 05 July 2013)
Mentally ill young people in a hospital psychiatric unit were kept in seclusion for too long and were subject to significant medication errors, according to an inspector of mental hospitals report.
Irish Independent  (Friday, 05 July 2013)
The body representing psychiatrists has defended its decision to wait until September to hold an emergency general meeting about its stance on abortion legislation, despite calls for it to be convened urgently.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 02 July 2013)
Chronic under-staffing of psychology services in Co Roscommon left 180 children waiting one to two years to be seen and prevented psychologists from assessing parents ability to care for their children.
Irish Independent (Monday, 01 July 2013)
The Open Door sessions give a voice to those with mental health issues, writes Ailín Quinlan. 
Health Matters (Monday, 01 July 2013)
Tosnu Mental Health Centre, Ballincollig, County Cork was recently presented with the National Service User Executive best overall service award 2012.
Health Matters (Monday, 01 July 2013)
The latest of the new facilities constructed adjacent to one another in Enniscorthy, as part of the HSE's €18 million redevelopment of the Waterford/Wexford mental health services area, have been occupied.
Health Matters (Monday, 01 July 2013)
The Mind Your Head DVD is a new HSE South/Youth Work Ireland resource to help those working with young people to explore mental health issues with them.
Roscommon People (Friday, 28 June 2013)
Roscommon TDs and councillors continue to express their outrage with the Government over how they have dealt with the county's mental health c
Irish Independent  (Thursday, 04 July 2013)
The issue of teens and suicide is a sensitive subject to broach but parents must talk to their children, and, most importantly, listen to them.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 02 July 2013)
Suicide in pregnancy is rare but it does happen. For one young Irish woman it very nearly did.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Friday, 05 July 2013)
A support organisation for Ireland's transgender com- munity was contacted 80 times last year by families whose children were exploring their gender identity, it has emerged.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 02 July 2013)
A close observation unit, community training and practical services are being put in place in response to Kerry’s suicide problem.
Health Matters (Monday, 01 July 2013)
A new e-learning programme and DVD toolkit has been developed to assist GPs and practice staff in supporting patients who present in emotional distress or at risk of suicidal behaviour
Irish Independent (Monday, 01 July 2013)
Most people are aware of the problem of suicide in our country. What is less talked- about is the problem of deliberate self-harm.
Irish Independent (Saturday, 29 June 2013)
Dublin-based rock act Kodaline are the latest musicians to do their bit for a worthy cause and join the national fight against suicide.