March 13, 2015

Headline News Highlights (6th – 13th March 2015)

Mental Health

Mental health legislation is moving on from paternalism
Irish Examiner, 13-March-2015
A modern legislative framework can lead to improved mental health services and hopefully, a significant cultural shift, Mental Health Minister Kathleen Lynch writes.
Lord Mayor walks the walk for Aware
Dublin People, 13-March-2015
The walk, which takes place on St Patrick’s Day 10.30am, will help to raise funds and awareness information services around depression and mental health.
Get a taste of what’s under your skin
Irish Examiner, 13-March-2015
Film-maker Rebecca Bermingham wants to probe beneath the front that people put up every day, she tells Jonathan deBurca Butler.
[VIDEO] You need to take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Bressie discuss mental health, 12-March-2015
Bressie spoke at a Lovin Dublin live show at the weekend and revealed the harrowing battles with mental health he has had in his life.
Beara TY students' '100 Years of Hope'
The Southern Star, 12-March-2015
TY students are helping to raise awareness and promote positive mental health in their community through the publication of a book.
Mental health: where to find support
The Irish Times, 10-March-2015
A comprehensive guide of where you can go to find immediate support.
Half of young Irish may have mental disorder, 10-March-2015
Over half of young people may have a form of mental health disorder before the age of 25, according to a new study.
When a parent has a mental health issue
The Mayo News, 10-March-2015
When the stability of home life is threatened, it can throw up a huge range of emotions for children.
Journey for young minds has many bumps in the road
The Irish Times, 10-March-2015
The emergence of this distinct health concern is linked to growing evidence of high rates of mental health problems among young people during their adolescent and early adult years with figures indicating that 75% of adults with a mental disorder will have first experienced it before the age of 18.
Youth mental health – new evidence highlights need for early intervention
Health Research Board, 10-March-2015
Economic inactivity linked to youth mental health disorders in a new research study funded by the Health Research Board.
Mental disorders common among young, 10-March-2015
A study has found that by the age of 25, almost one in five of the participants were found to be affected by a current mental health disorder. Furthermore, 56% had been affected by a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.
No treatment scheme for eating disorder sufferers
The Irish Times, 09-March-2015
People with eating disorders are not entitled to the same funding for treatment programmes granted to those who suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol, the HSE has said.
Consent needed on treatment
The Irish Times, 08-March-2015
The decision to end the practice of administering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to patients with psyc
hological problems who refuse to consent to the treatment, announced by Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch, is welcome. 


Skibbereen gets 6-day suicide support centre
The Southern Star, 07-March-2015
Lisheens House, the West Cork Suicide Prevention Service, is opening a free counselling centre, six days a week, in Skibbereen.