November 9, 2009

 Mental Health Service

Teen psychiatric unit opened in Dublin
Sunday Business Post  (Wed, 11 Nov 2009)                                                                                        A six-bed inpatient psychiatric unit for teenagers has been officially opened in Dublin. The unit – St Joseph's, which is at St Vincent's Hospital in Fairview – is designed and staffed to treat 16- to 18-year-olds with severe and/or complex mental health difficulties.


Mental Health

Third-level students under stress as recession kicks in
Irish Times (Tue, 10 Nov 2009)                                                                                                     Third-level students are increasingly under stress due to financial worries and concern over their future, according to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

Abuse survivors' 'lives transformed' with counselling                                                                        Irish Examiner (Sat, 7 Nov 2009)                                                                                                        Up to 80% of child abuse survivors availing of the state's National Counselling Service (NCS) say their lives were transformed by the service. The NCS was set up nine years ago to provide free therapeutic services to those .abused in childhood, with priority given to those abused in institutional care.

The figures don't add up for women                                                                                                Sunday Times (Sun, 8 Nov 2009)                                                                                                    Women have it figured all wrong, a study on body image shows. When asked to choose the female body size most attractive to males, women opted for a far skinnier model tha