May 11, 2012

Eating Disorders 
Irish Examiner (Monday, 07 May 2012)
A growing number of Irish women are suffering from a condition dubbed Desperate Housewives syndrome as it sparks eating disorders in females under pressure to remain slim in their 40s.
Mental Health Problems
Irish Examiner (Wednesday, 09 May 2012)
Some young people who use cannabis are at greater risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research.
Carlow People (Wednesday, 09 May 2012)
People affected by traumatic episodes in the Northern Ireland Troubles are showing signs of mental illness decades after the events, a new study has revealed.
Evening Echo (Tuesday, 08 May 2012)
Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that self-harming in Cork has risen sharply in recent years. The number of males presenting to hospital through self-harm in Cork city has nearly doubled — from 265 cases in 2007 to 513 in 2010. 
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Friday, 11 May 2012)
The Government has allowed Ireland’s mental health services to “go into freefall”, the Psychiatric Nurses Association annual delegates conference in Athlone, Co Westmeath, heard yesterday.
Irish Times (Thursday, 10 May 2012)
Historical tensions between science and religion have been well documented, and have again been raised with regard to the practice of psychiatry, following the publication of a position statement by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) in London.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 08 May 2012)
It is a sobering thought that thousands of Irish citizens have been consigned to a legal limbo by a 19th century British law which classifies them as “lunatics”. This is the fate endured by those who have an acquired brain injury, an intellectual disability or who suffer from a serious mental illness that could impact on their ability to make decisions.
Mullingar Advertiser (Friday, 04 May 2012)
The HSE Midlands has launched the second edition of the Portfolio of Mental Health Assessment Tools, which will enhance assessment for mental health clients. 
Evening Herald (Tuesday, 08 May 2012)
Cyberbullying and peer pressure has led to a massive increase in the number of teenagers seeking help for suicidal tendencies or self-harm. 
Suicide Prevention
Irish Times  (Tuesday, 08 May 2012)
New figures from Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis service, show there was a significant rise in young people seeking its help last year.