December 14, 2012

Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 05 December, 2012)
More than a quarter of all new child and adolescent referrals for mental health treatment in the past year have been due to self- harm or suicidal thoughts (…)17% increase in the number of referrals from October last year to the end of September this year.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 04 December, 2012)
A disability group has called for the reform of a 151-year-old law dealing with those with intellectual and mental health difficulties.
Mental Ill Health
Irish Independent (Monday, 03 December 2012)
The term 'Asperger's disorder' has been dropped from one of the world's most influential psychiatric manuals.
Mental Health Service
Fingal Independent (Tuesday, 04 December, 2012)
The staff of St. Ita’s hospital have received huge praise for their work in the latest Mental Health Commission report on the facility but the commission said that the building was no longer suitable for adult psychiatric services.
Suicide Prevention
Galway Independent (Wednesday, 05 December, 2012)
Galway County Council has given the go-ahead for Pieta House West, a new suicide and self-harm crisis centre located in Tuam.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 03 December, 2012)
A service to prevent suicide has been launched in Co Kerry, which has one of the highest rates nationally of people taking their own lives; Kerry LiteLine aims to reach out to the community in different ways, according to Geraldine Sheedy, the director of the South West Counselling Centre (SWCC).
Sunday Independent (Sunday, 02 December, 2012)
GAA communities throughout Ireland have been affected by suicide and many have become active in raising awareness of support services available for anyone who might need help. 
Irish Independent (Saturday, 01 December, 2012)
Console has announced plans to open its largest centre to date in Tralee, Co Kerry, which down the line has the potential to provide residential care to people who use its services.