January 14, 2015

Mental Health

Homeless people with mental health difficulties need more than key in the door
The Irish Times, 12-Jan-2015
Gaps in mental health systems must be address to prevent rise in homelessness as Dublin Simon Community report in 2014, 71% of people using their services had a mental health difficulty.

Out of the darkness
Sunday Business Post Magazine, 11-Jan-2015
People from different walks of life talk about how they keep themselves mentally at the toughest time of the year.
Exhibition will highlight mental health
Thecorknews.ie, 09-Jan-2015
A Cork art exhibition is aiming to bring the topic of mental health into the social sphere and get people talking about their own attitudes towards it.

Mental health professionals should be on the spot, in the schools where students are
The Irish Times, 08-Jan-2015
Jimmy O’Connell, a psychotherapist at St Peter’s College, Dunboyne, Co Meath outlines his week as a guidance counsellor and the need to have mental health professionals in schools.


New signs aim to reduce toll of railway suicides
The Herald, 12-Jan-2015
Signs containing contact details for Samaritans service for people with suicidal or distressed thoughts are being placed at all railway stations nationwide as a result of the tragic death toll of people dying by suicide on railway tracks.
Limerick girl dreams up anti-suicide campaign
Evening Echo, 08-Jan-2015
Limerick girl launches an online campaign to light up bridges in Limerick with “hopeful” anti-suicide messages.

Spinoff supports mental health
Cork Independent, 08-Jan-2015
A Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff Cycle is being organised by a team of community volunteers on January 17th surrounding the Blarney area to promote message that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok’.