February 12, 2016

Mental Health
My life with borderline personality disorder- 'I've always felt like an outsider, an imposter, someone who was tolerated'
09/02/2016, Irish Independent
Fiona Kennedy underwent treatment for depression and had long stints in hospital before being diagnosed with an illness, she says, in hindsight, she's always had. She tells of her experience living with borderline personality disorder… 

Surge in numbers of children diagnosed with mental conditions in UK
09/02/2016, Irish Independent 
The number of children being diagnosed with a psychiatric condition in A&E departments has more than doubled in the space of five years as instances of intentional self-harm have also surged…

Why we need to teach children about the new science of stress
08/02/2016, A Lust for Life
When I asked my class of 31 ten year olds recently ‘Who has experienced stress in their lives?’ every single hand went up….

Suicide
'Anyone's Brother' candlelight vigil to be held outside Leinster House
10/02/2016, UTV
A candlelight vigil will be held on Thursday outside Leinster House in memory of Caoilte O'Broin who died tragically at the beginning of the year.

Mental Health Services
Health Research Board invests €5.7m
12/02/2016, Irish Examiner
The Health Research Board has invested €5.7m in research teams whose findings will inform decision-making in the key areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care, and team leadership in the health services…

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