October 12, 2012

Mental Health 
Irish Examiner (Friday, 12 October 2012)
Reducing the stigma associated with mental health conditions like depression is a key aim of a new suicide awareness organisation based on the northside of Cork City,  Shine A Light Suicide Awareness Group.
Irish Times  (Thursday, 11 October 2012) 
Booker-winning author Anne Enright last night spoke of the widespread aversion to and shame at the subject of suicide.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 10 October 2012) 
Mental health issues have become a top priority for TDs as they are brought up more often in constituency clinics, according to a recent study. 
 
Irish Examiner  (Tuesday, 09 October 2012)
Mad Pride Ireland is going to work in two Cork communities to help end the stigma surrounding mental health issues. 
Irish Examiner (Monday, 08 October 2012)
The recession is taking its toll on the nation's mental health, as figures show a rise in the number of people experiencing a mental health problem, often linked to financial strain. 
Irish Independent (Saturday, 06 October 2012)
The Irish Independent has received the inaugural Voice Media Award for the print media, in recognition of its work in giving a voice to people with mental health problems and featuring their personal stories.
 
Irish Examiner (Friday, 06 October 2012) 
IBEC, the group that represents Irish business, has launched Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Line Manager's Guide, a new resource for employers to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Mental Health Service
 
Irish Times  (Friday, 12 October 2012)
Counselling and psychotherapy services in Ireland urgently need to be regulated in the manner of other professions, a conference on suicide has heard.
Irish Times  (Tuesday, 09 October 2012)
The vital work of school counsellors is under threat thanks to Government cutbacks.
 
 
Suicide
Evening Echo (Friday, 05 October 2012)
Financial pressure caused by bad weather is being linked to suicides among the farming community.

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