May 10, 2013

Mental Illness
Irish Independent (Monday, 6th May 2013)
Bipolar disorder is now familiar to the public but it is unlikely that the person on the street has heard of bipolar II disorder.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 7th May 2013)
Rights of thousands of people with intellectual disabilities to be expanded.
Irish Times (Friday, 10th May 2013)
A new study into bipolar disorder suggests scientists may be on the verge of identifying the mechanisms that lead to its onset.
Mental Health
Irish Examiner (Monday, 6th May 2013)
A green ribbon has fast become a symbol for mental health awareness in Ireland with 90,000 distributed across the country over the first there days. 
Clondalkin Gazette (Thursday, 9th May 2013)
More than 300 teenagers will turn their talents to filmmaking over the coming months, with mental health as their focus. 
Southside People (Wednesday, 8th May 2013)
Young Dubliners from across the city joined others from all over Ireland at a ‘Think Big’ workshop in O2 headquarters in the capital. 
Evening Echo (Monday, 6th May 2013)
Like mothers everywhere, Sharon Gaffney was full of the joys of life when her two healthy daughters were born. The 37-year-old Glanmire woman was plunged into a darkness she never imagined could descend upon her, in the form of post-natal depression.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 6th May 2013)
Two out of every five young people who attended a Cork-based drug and alcohol treatment service last year had attempted suicide.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 9th May 2013)
The specialist centre to help tackle suicide and self harm, Pieta House, experienced a large increase in requests for support last year particularly among people in their 30s.
Meath Topic (Thursday, 9th May 2013)
With only days to go, numbers expected for Pieta House’s ‘Darkness into Light’ 5k walk/run have kept increasing as the suicide charity gears up for what looks to be the biggest turnout ever for the event. 
Connacht Sentinel (Tuesday, 7th May 2013)
The number of people self-harming in Galway City has come down substantially according to latest figures – which also show that women are most at risk.