May 14, 2014

Mental Health

Mental health inpatients fall by 88pc in 50 years

Irish Independent Health & Living, 12-May-2014

The latest census of Irish psychiatric units and hospitals shows 2,401 patients were resident on the night of the survey. The newly-published report, based on the March 31, 2013 census, points out that this contrasts with a figure of 19,801 in 1963. 

Patients urged to switch and save

Irish Independent Health & Living, 12-May-2014

Private patients can save around €200-€250 a year by switching to a depression drug that is just as effective and safe as the dearest version, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Warning on post-natal depression

Sunday Mirror, 11-May-2014

One in 10 Irish mothers suffers from post-natal depression, it was revealed yesterday. But an Irish charity has warned there is no national policy on screening for mental health issues among new mums.

Distress calls up on teen helpline

Echo – Tallaght, 08-May-2014

A record 2,000 calls from distressed teenagers have been received by TeenLine Ireland in the month of April – a 22 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Mental health 'stigma' a very serious issue

Kerrys Eye, 08-May-2014

People who use mental health services in Kerry have told HSE bosses that the stigma associated with their difficulties is still one of the biggest hurdles they face every day.


80,000 run at dawn for anti-suicide fundraiser

Sunday Independent, 11-May-2014

Tens of thousands of people across the country greeted dawn yesterday to support the Darkness Into Light event for suicide awareness. The event took place against a backdrop of new research which shows Irish people are still afraid to admit they suffer from mental health problems like depression — especially at work.