April 5, 2013

Suicide Prevention
Cork Independent (Thursday, 28th March 2013)
This new approach takes the model successfully used by Alcoholics Anonymous and applies the twelve-step fellowship approach to people struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 02nd April 2013)
A suicide prevention programme, that provides the skills to help identify people at risk of taking their own lives and persuade them to seek assistance, takes place in Cork later this month.
Mental Health
Castleknock Gazette (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
Young people from Dublin were among a group of people from across the country that attended a recent Think Big workshop in O2 headquarters in Dublin.
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
Report’s authors warn of dangers as fifth of pupils report moderate to very severe levels of depression.
Metro Herald (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
As if by magic the sun popped out yesterday, just as anti-depression charity Aware unveiled a new programme that helps people find new ways to deal with life’s challenges.
Irish Times (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
Guidance counselling services must be restored to schools, say second-level teachers.
Irish Medical Times (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
Bright light therapy — commonly used to treat seasonal affective disorder — can reduce levels of depression and anxiety in patients with epilepsy, according to new research published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 03rd April 2013)
Journalism student Niamh Drohan posed as a student at a college in Waterford and visited seven GPs as part of an investigation into the treatment of depression among young people.