June 9, 2015

Mental Health 

Ireland’s mental health service suffering from deficits
Irish Examiner, 04-June-2015
The country’s mental health services are severely under-resourced and significantly under-staffed, making it harder for people to access treatment, according to a new report by Mental Health Reform.

Psychiatrists criticise delay in introduction of Capacity Bill
The Irish Times, 03-June-2015
The College of Psychiatrists, the professional body for psychiatrists in Ireland, has criticised the Government’s delay in introducing the Capacity Bill.

Bullied teens often depressed by 18
IrishHealth.com, 03-June-2015
People who are bullied during adolescence are much more likely to suffer with depression in early adulthood, a new study has found.

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down
journal.ie, 03-June-2015
Planning permission has been granted for a new state-of-the-art hospital to replace the ageing Central Mental Hospital.

Mental health rethink
Eolas Magazine, 02-June-2015
A major review of current mental health legislation proposes to end the administration of ECT to unwilling patients and give patients a stronger voice in their treatment.

Mental health services in Wexford inadequate
Wexford People, 01-June-2015
Deputy Mick Wallace raised issues in the Dáil last week about the continuing problems surrounding the acute mental health facilities in Wexford, emphasizing on how people in crises have to pass through two A&Es before being assessed. 

Polarised public debate about anti-depressants deeply unhelpful
Independent.ie, 01-June-2015
Brendan Kelly, Association Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCD addresses the ongoing discussion around prescribing medical treatment for depression.

57 suicide attempts made since January
Evening Echo, 03-Jun-2015
Community Gardaí in Cork have received training from Pieta House on how to deal with people who may be suicidal. 

Two thirds who died by suicide not taking drugs prescribed for them
Independent.ie, 01-June-2015
According to an Irish study led by researchers at the Dept.of Psychiatry in NUI Galway, two thirds of people who may have died by probable suicide were not taking their prescribed medication. 

Sabina urges women to join conversation on suicide awareness
The Herald, 30-May-2015
Suicide Prevention and Bereavement charirty, Console, are urging women to support their national suicide awareness campaign and to start talking about the issue.