June 13, 2013

Mental Health
Mullingar Advertiser (Friday, 7th June 2013)
Pat Gavin is 50 this year, but that’s just one milestone 2013 has in store for him.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 11th June 2013)
I was in the company of a doe-eyed child this week. His eyes were so alive with curiosity and alertness. His why, why, why opened my eyes to something I had forgotten.
Irish Times (Tuesday, 11th June 2013)
My daughter (who is 15) has been unhappy since last September which seems to have started when her two friends betrayed her by siding with another girl and excluding her.
Irish Times (Wednesday, 12th June 2013)
Ruby Wax thinks we’re not equipped for the 21st century. The American comedian and writer turned mental health campaigner says the 24-hour nature of modern living and the constant pressure to strive is leaving many of us burnt out and depressed.
Mental Health Service
Irish Times (Thursday, 13th June 2013)
The country’s mental health services are stagnant and in danger of slipping backwards as a result of dwindling staff numbers and poor governance, the inspector of mental health services has warned.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Independent (Saturday, 8th June, 2013)
Kerry County Coroner Terence Casey has paid tribute to the late teenager Donal Walsh for helping to stem the tide of suicide by reaching out to teenagers with suicidal thoughts.
Irish Independent (Thursday, 13th June 2013)
The number of men who took their own lives last year fell by 6pc and there is evidence of stabilisation of suicide rates among all age groups.