January 11, 2013
Donegal Peoples Press (Monday, 07th January, 2013)
Mental Health Services must be improved for rural young people, according to Macra na Feirme. Macra National President, Alan Jagoe, has called on the Government to heed the HSE's warning that mental health services for young people are strained.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Saturday, 05th January, 2013)
Chairman of the farming organisation’s rural youth initiative Ger Griffin says the appointment of a high-profile champion such as the chairman of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) could help reduce suicides.
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 10th January, 2013)
Macra president Alan Jagoe has called on the Government to heed the HSE's warning that mental health services for young people are strained.
Wicklow Times North (Tuesday, 08th January, 2013)
Samaritans Ireland had its busiest ever year in 2012, with a total of 412,167 calls to the organisation's helpline, an increase of three per cent on last year.
Irish Examiner (Tuesday, 08th January, 2013)
A helpline for the elderly has experienced its busiest Christmas and New Year period since it was established, with pensioners expressing concern about is- sues such as finances and the emigration of children and grandchildren.
Irish Independent (Tuesday, 08th January, 2013)
Residents of a mental health facility have 'been told it will close, despite the HSE agreeing to hold talks with the Psychiatric Nurses Association (FNA) on the matter.
The Cork News (Friday, 04th January, 2013)
Calls are being made for improvements in rural mental health services after it was revealed that 110 young people have been waiting over a year for appointments in Cork and Kerry.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 08th January, 2013)
Although the media coverage about the tragic suicides of young people can raise important issues, there is the danger that some of the reporting can inadvertently present suicide as a legitimate, or even heroic, choice for young people in distress.