July 12, 2013

Mental Health 
Irish Independent (Thursday, 11 July 2013)
The World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the second biggest cause of disability in the world by 2020.
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 11 July 2013)
School children who are bullied or physically assaulted are more likely to have a psychotic experience such as hearing voices, according to research published this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Evening Echo (Friday, 05 July 2013)
A group of Cobh teen-agers has been selected to take part in programme promoting positive mental health in communities.
IrishHealth.com (Friday, 05 July 2013)
College students who engage in casual sex – that is sex with partners they know less than one week – may be more likely to suffer with depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Friday, 12 July 2013)
Mental health services for children and adolescents over the last decade can only be described as “woefully inadequate”, the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, said yesterday.
Irish Times  (Monday, 08 July 2013)
Psychiatrists opposed to the suicide clause in the abortion legislation have appealed to wavering TDs and to Ministers to look at the “evidence-based” research.
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 06 July 2013)
Editorial by Irish Examiner 
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 06 July 2013)
The number of college students seeking counselling is up by one third, with depression and suicidal thoughts among the reasons why they look for help.
The Avondhu (Thursday, 04 July 2013)
Dr Treasa O'Sullivan, consultant psychiatrist, stated that, according to recent findings by the Dean clinic, the upsurge in mental health issues is bringing many people and families to crisis point.  
Irish Times (Thursday, 11 July 2013)
If young girls had taken their lives because of cyberbullying it was “quite possible and very probable” that a young pregnant girl could decide suicide was the only option, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher told the Dáil.
Suicide Prevention
Evening Echo (Monday, 08 July 2013)
Cork's planned alliance of suicide prevention groups intends is to focus on the de livery of accredited training programmes to communities all across the city and county.
Galway City Tribune (Friday, 05 July 2013)
Soccer greats including Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Clark Carlisle, Steve Harper, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and Wales manager Chris Coleman are among those who took part in a Gary Speed memorial golf day to raise funds for Console.