June 4, 2014

Mental Health


ISPCC warns that Childline is reaching breaking point

Southside People, 04-Jun-2014

An ISPCC volunteer who was trying to raise money has told how she was shouted at as the fallout from the recent controversies regarding the charity sector continues.


GPA urges players to support others

Evening Echo, 03-Jun-2014

The Gaelic Players Association has launched 'We Wear More Than Our County Colours', an internal campaign focussing on the emotional health and well-being of county players.


Patients give insurers too much access – watchdog

The Herald, 02-Jun-2014

Doctors say many patients are unwittingly giving insurance companies full access to data about their mental health.


Report: 25% of burglary victims have mental health issues

Irish Examiner, 02-Jun-2014

One in four victims of burglary have experienced mental health issues, such as anxiety or symptoms of depression, after a break-in, according to research.


Minister and HSE maintain mental health facility is 'safe'

Galway City Tribune, 30-May-2014

Staff and management at Galway's main psychiatric unit are at loggerheads over how the facility is being run.


Serious concerns raised about St Luke’s

Irish Medical News, 30-May-2014

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) has expressed serious concerns in relation to the Department of Psychiatry at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny.






Spotlight on SUICIDE

Irish Country Magazine, 01-Jun-2014

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan offers some practical advice on the often ignored topic of suicide prevention and explains that with the right knowledge, it is possible to make a difference.


Donal's family welcomes fall in youth suicide figures

Irish Independent, May-2014

The family of inspirational teenager Donal Walsh hope his anti-suicide message is "getting out", with a drop of 23pc in the numbers of young people taking their own lives.


Suicides among young people drop by 23%

Irish Examiner, 31-May-2014

The number of suicides among young people fell significantly last year by al-most a quarter compared to 2012 figures.