November 11, 2011


Mental Health

Time to end mental health stigma, says Campbell
Irish Independent (Friday, 11 November 2011)
Alastair Campbell spoke yesterday of the alcohol-fuelled nervous breakdown that left him naked in a police cell at the age of 28. The former Downing Street press secretary to Tony Blair was addressing a conference in Co Wicklow on mental health and addiction, where he appealed for an end to the stigma surrounding the issue.

Keeping Your Head Above Water – Monaghan Mental Health Seminar
Northern Standard (Thursday, 03 November 2011)
Riveting speakers were the order of the day for Monaghan Mental Health Associations first seminar of the winter in the Western Hotel last Thursday.

Mental Health Service

Strain on mental health services expected to grow
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 10 November 2011)
Almost 300 people with an intellectual disability are living fall-time in mental health services which are highly inappropriate for their needs.

Focusing on mental health law

Medical Independent (Thursday, 03 November 2011)
As new mental health legislation proceeds through the Oireachtas, Colm O'Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland argues that we should be moving away from a system that relies heavily on in-patient care.

Suicide Prevention

Knowing danger signs of suicide
Ballyfermot Echo (Thursday, 03 November 2011)
Dublin South Central TD, Aengus Ó Snodaigh helped to launch a suicide awareness pamphlet campaign recently. The initiative, which was launched in October, aims to provide information to help people identify the danger signs of suicide.