February 10, 2012


Mental Health Service

'Voluntary' psychiatric patients need protection

Irish Times (Thursday, 09 February 2012)
Dr. Mary Donnelly discusses Irish mental health law and a recent High Court decision about a voluntary patient in a psychiatric hospital.

Warning over loss of 400 psychiatric nurses

Irish Times (Thursday, 09 February 2012)
The loss of up to 400 psychiatric nurses under the Government’s early retirement scheme will lead to “pandemonium” in the mental health service, the Psychiatric Nurses Association has warned.

Mental healthcare patients 'satisfied'

Irish Times (Tuesday, 07 February 2012)
A majority of mental health facility inpatients said they were satisfied with the service they received, a survey by the Mental Health Commission has found.


Warning of suicide increase over cuts
Irish Times (Friday, 10 February 2012)
Cutbacks frontline services for the mentally ill could lead to an increased suicide rate, Sinn Féin spokesman on health Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has warned.

Coroners reporting suicides Irish Times (Wednesday, 08 February 2012)
A call has been made for the Minister for Justice to establish standard operational procedures for coroners on the reporting of suicides.

Suicide Prevention

Emotional and overwhelming year at Pieta House
Liffey Champion (Saturday, 04 February 2012)
Looking back on a busy year with Joan Freeman, CEO of Pieta House.