December 14, 2012

Mental Health
Irish Independent (Thursday, 13th December 2012)
Sinead O'Connor headlined a sold-out concert at St Ann's Church on Dublin's Dawson Street which was held to raise money for the mental health charity Aware.
Evening Herald (Saturday, 8th December, 2012)
Mental health issues are being taken seriously in three new shows.
Galway Independent (Friday, 7th December, 2012)
Local charity Console is to launch a new CD by Jacqueline O’Dowd in the Ardilaun Hotel on Thursday, 13 December, at 6.30pm.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Thursday, 13th December, 2012)
OPINION: Phobia, depression, trauma and addiction are all real. Be wary of treatments that may prove to be bogus, writes Paul O’Donoghue 
Galway Independent (Wednesday, 12th December 2012)
The HSE is to move up to 18 patients from a ward in St Brigid’s psychiatric hospital in Ballinasloe after it was deemed unsuitable for use as an acute admissions ward by an inspector for the Mental Health Commission.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 11th December, 2012)
Mental health inspectors have expressed serious concern over the welfare of a vulnerable mentally ill child who was admitted into an adult psychiatric facility in Cork earlier this year.
Irish Times (Friday, 14th December, 2012)
Support groups have stressed the importance of young people in distress seeking support following the death of the teenage sister of a schoolgirl who died by suicide less than two months ago.
Irish Times (Friday, 14th December, 2012)
When a young person takes their own life, it can baffle and panic a community. For parents and young people, there is often a mixture of fear, anxiety and anger. But most of all, there is the unanswered – and unanswerable – question: why?
Irish Times (Tuesday, 11th December, 2012)
The Australian radio DJs who made a prank call to a London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge have said they were “shattered, gutted [and] heartbroken”  at the apparent suicide of the nurse who took their call.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 10th December, 2012)
Almost half of college students have thought life was not worth living but most who are having serious problems do not seek help, research on young people's mental health shows.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Thursday, 13th December 2012)
 A businessman who began supporting a suicide prevention charity after appearing on television has been named philanthropist of the year.
Sunday Independent (Sunday, 9th December, 2012)
Tallaght Hospital has offered counselling services to staff after two junior doc tors took their own lives in the past six months.
Metro Herald (Monday, 10th December, 2012)
A Dublin taxi driver has been named as the winner of Ireland's Charity Hero Award 2012 for his work as a suicide awareness campaigner.
Irish Independent Metro Edition (Saturday, 8th December, 2012)
A national information programme to educate parents and older siblings, which will include a special website helping them to recognise and deal with cyber bullying, is likely to be key to the strategy.