November 2, 2012

Mental Health 
Evening Echo (Thursday, 25 October, 2012)
While mental health problems can affect anyone across every section of our society, if you live in poverty or are on a low income, you are more likely to experience difficulties.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has said there is a new openness in Irish society about mental health issues but a “veil of secrecy” remains that must be removed.
Lifetimes South East (Monday, 29 October, 2012)
With three quarters (75%) of those surveyed indicating that they are dealing with moderate or severe psychological distress, the report explores the increasingly critical role that online resources have in supporting young people when they go through tough tunes. 
The Cork News (Friday, 26 October, 2012)
One in four mothers in low-income families show signs of depression; it was out-lined in a major national conference in Cork yesterday.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Thursday, 01 November 2012) 
ANALYSIS: Mental health workers are critical of levels of awareness and the resources available
Irish Times (Thursday, 01 November 2012) 
A woman whose husband killed their two children before taking his own life has called for changes in legislation to make it mandatory for childcare services to carry out an assessment of risk to children when a parent presents suffering from mental illness.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
Overcrowding at an acute psychiatric unit is forcing staff to locate patients in an activities therapy room during the night. 
Irish Times (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
The professional body for music, art, drama and dance movement therapists in Ireland is calling on the Government for the State registration and recognition of creative arts therapies in Ireland.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
Overcrowding at the acute psychiatric unit in Ennis is forcing staff to locate patients in an activities-therapy room during the night and wheel the patients back out into the unit corridor during the day.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 01 November, 2012)
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has been urged to instruct all secondary schools to implement an effective and free anti-bullying programme. The Anti-Bullying Campaign — Tools for Teachers.
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 01 November, 2012)
Children need to be equipped and trained to deal with cyber-bulling, Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue has said.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
The tragic death by suicide of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher in Donegal last weekend forces us, yet again, to question how we manage the complex issue of cyber-bullying.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 30 October, 2012)
In the past two years, increasing numbers of people have started to see suicide as a viable solution to problems, the founder of a suicide prevention organisation has said.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 31 October, 2012)
The recent deaths by suicide of two teenage girls have thrown the issue of cyber-bullying into stark relief.
Donegal Peoples Press (Monday, 29 October, 2012)
An Independent deputy has stepped to the fore and called on the gove
rnment to establish a Suicide Prevention Authority to tackle the prevalence of suicide and self-harm in Irish society.