November 9, 2012

 
 
Mental Health 
 
Kildare Times North (Tuesday, 06 November, 2012)
Cyber-bullying and peer pressure has led to a dramatic rise in the number of teenagers seeking help for suicidal tendencies.
 
Roscommon People (Friday, 02 November, 2012)
Cllr. Rachel Doherty has welcomed Fianna Fail’s National Policy on Youth Mental Health which was launched on Wednesday this week.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 06 November, 2012)
They’re normally on the end of the phone providing a reassuring ear, but now the Samaritans in Cork are embarking on an outreach pilot project which the charity hopes to roll out nationwide.
 
 
Mental Illness
 
Irish Independent (Wednesday, 07 November, 2012)
People aged 45 to 54 are the most likely to be admitted to psychiatric care, but those aged 20 to 24 have the highest rate of first admissions.
 
 
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Monday, 05 November 2012)
It is crucial that the Government's commitment to reforming mental health does not waver, argues Orla Barry, Mental Health Reform. 
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times (Saturday, 03 November, 2012)
The Minister for Children has contacted the minister with responsibility for communications in Latvia to raise concerns about the ask.fm website following the deaths by suicide of two Irish teenagers who allegedly experienced cyber-bullying on the site.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 07 November, 2012)
What could have driven Erin Gallagher to take her own life? Asking this question in the aftermath of a suicide is almost always futile – the only person really qualified to answer it is, tragically, dead. 
Depression
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 07 November, 2012)
Pauline McLynn has told of her plunge into depression after quitting the hit television series Shameless two years ago in controversial circumstances. 
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 07 November, 2012)
Girls accounted for two thirds of under-18s admitted to psychiatric units and hospitals with depression last year, it has emerged.
 
Evening Herald (Wednesday, 07 November, 2012)
When Journalist June Shannon told her employer she was being treated for a psychiatric illness, she was surprised at the reaction (…) her story is one of courage and optimism
Eating Disorders
 
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 08-November, 2012)
More media images of full-figured models could help break the unhealthy obsession many women have with being thin, re-search suggests.

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