November 15, 2013

Mental Health
Irish Times, 13-Nov-2013
A little-known legacy of the Great Famine may be the exceptionally high levels of mental illness amongst later generations of Irish people, both at home and abroad, an Irish historian suggested last night., 12-Nov-2013
Medication is the ‘cornerstone' of treatment for bipolar depression, however many people with the condition stop taking it within a year, a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) has warned.
Irish Examiner, 12-Nov-2013
A two-day conference which will focus on madness as a meaningful human experience is due to get under way at University College Cork tomorrow.
Irish Independent, 11-Nov-2013
In the past two weeks several high-profile figures have spoken of their depression.
Irish Independent, 09-Nov-2013
The tragic recent death of Galway hurler Niall Donohue will make the Gaelic Players' Association (GFA) "redouble” their efforts to detect and support any members suffering mental health issues.  
Irish Examiner Weekend, 09-Nov-2013
A new video looks at the role flattering lights, makeup and post-production photo-shopping all play in creating a model woman.
Irish Times, 9-Nov-2013
The willingness of prominent sports figures such as Conor Cusack to speak of depression has led to spike in calls.
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner, 11-Nov-2013
Families still grieving a loved one are left bereft again by insensitive legalistic procedure, writes Peg Hanafin.
Irish Times, 9-Nov-2013
Girl asked judge to declare that the law under which she is detained is unconstitutional.
Tullamore Tribune, 07-Nov-2013
In advance of Offaly Mental Health Talk Week which is taking place from the 17th to the 30th of November, HSE Midlands Mental Health, Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Services are highlighting current service delivery and reminding the public about the support and information services that are available to people experiencing emotional distress or at risk of suicide.
Suicide Prevention
Cork Independent, 14-Nov-2013
A new suicide and self- harm crisis centre will open in Bishopstown before Christmas. Pieta House founder and CEO Joan Freeman will be relocating to the city for six months to oversee the new centre on the Model Farm Road.
Irish Examiner, 14-Nov-2013
Work is under way to turn a treatment model devised by an Irish suicide crisis charity into a franchise after a number of countries, including the US, expressed an interest in rolling it out themselves.
Irish Independent, 13-Nov-2013
Top Dublin chef Derry Clarke wants to see a campaign on suicide, similar to that rolled out to tackle road deaths.
Evening Echo, 13-Nov-2013
CIT became the first institute of technology in Ireland to be awarded the Suicide Aware Amber Flag Award for its promotion of positive mental health.
Irish Times, 13-Nov-2013
Opinion: We can learn much from the accounts of people who have survived attempts to kill themselves
Connemara Journal, 07-Nov-2013
TG4 soap Ros na Rim will host a Christmas concert in association with RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta, in aid of Pieta House West, on Thursday November 28 in the atmospheric St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway.
Irelands Big Issue, 06-Nov-2013
Fr. Barry Cairns who is based in Japan speaks frankly yet tenderly about his experiences dealing with the aftermath of suicide: the questions families ask and the very real meaning of 'itsukushimi'- it is as relevant in Ireland as it is in Japan.