November 11, 2014

Mental Health

Movies on the mind – giving a voice to the disenfranchised
Irish Independent, 11-Nov-2014
Illuminate is a programme of films on mental health showing at the Cork Film Festival this week. Ailin Quinlan talks to those involved about giving a voice to the disenfranchised.
TV soap operas “improve” mental health awareness
Irish Examiner, 11-Nov-2014
Soap opera storylines in shows including Coronation Street and EastEnders help viewers understand mental health issues better, according to new research.
Samaritans suspend Radar app over “serious” concerns
Irish Examiner, 10-Nov-2014
The app, launched in October, was a wat of helping Twitter users reach out to friends who might be suffering from depression.
VIDEO: The USI launch mental health campaign
Spin103.8, 10-Nov-2014
“Chats for Change” encourages Irish students to talk about their mental health wellbeing and it will tour campuses across the country.
UCC jumps through hoops in a big for world record
Irish Examiner, 10-Nov-2014
The event ties in with UCC’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and aims to make people more aware of the stigma attached to certain words related to mental health.

Online service for students combats strain of transition
Irish Times, 07-Nov-2014
A new website is being set up by the mental health charity in conjunction with the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors.
Mental health law review propses end to forced ECT
Irish Times, 06-Noc-2014
A major review of mental health legislation is to recommend an end to the practice of administering controversial electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to patients who are unwilling to give consent to the treatment.
Alarm over use of security staff to restrain patients
Irish Time, 07-Nov-2014
Inspectors have expressed alarm that a mental health unit has been using security staff to physically restrain residents.
Gaelic chicken on menu as Dublin GAA stars do their bit for charity
Irish Independent, 06-Nov-2014
Bernard and Alan Brogan, Paul Flynn, Michael Darragh MacAuley and Eoghan O’Gara turned up the head as they worked a full shift at Nando’s to raise funds for the Aware charity.
Urgent meeting to protect mental health services across Wexford
Irish Independent, 05-Nov-2014
Local HSE management has informed the Psychiatric Nurses Association that by December, they will not have nurses available to deliver the range of services in Waterford. 

More than 40,000 bereaved by suicide in the North since 1970
Irish Times, 11-Nov-2014
The suicide rate climbed steadily in recent years and has peaked at around 280 deaths annually, according to the North’s department of health.
Farmer’s wife seeks to tackle taboo of suicide
Irish Examiner, 06-Nov-2014
The wife of a farmer who took his own life due to depression has highlighted her husband’s tragic death to help break down the silent taboo around the illness in rural Ireland.