December 15, 2014

Mental Health

Irish sports stars open up about depression, 15-Dec-2014
Alan O'Mara and Irish cricketer John Mooney both speak frankly about their struggles with depression and how it engulfed them in some of the darkest times of their lives.
Mental health care projects get go ahead
Dublin People, 15-Dec-2014
Three significant healthcare projects on the Southside have been given the go ahead in the New Year alongside a new HSE service plan.
Mental wellbeing site set up woman who attempted suicide
The Irish Times, 13-Dec-2014
A woman who runs a charity for those contemplating suicide has set up an online version of its successful wellness workshop.
Social groups protect mental health, 08-Dec-2014
Two studies have found that people who strongly identify with social groups may have a reduced risk of experiencing mental health problems.


Suicide was taboo – but now there is someone to talk to, 15-Dec-2014
An examination of the annual trends of callers contacting Console’s free helpline has shown their message is getting through.
Dublin People is sharing Console’s Message of Hope
Dublin People, 15-Dec-2014
The Dublin People Group of Newspapers has joined forces with Console in an innovative campaign to encourage readers to ‘Share the Message of Hope this Christmas’.
Surge in boys treated for self-harm
The Argus, 12-Dec-2014
The number of boys treated in hospital for self-harm has soared by 30% in the last five years.

New York Irish Community to €72k for Counselling Services
Evening Echo, 11-Dec-2014
Pieta House is to receive over €72,000 in funding to help provide counselling and suicide prevention services to the Irish community in New York.