May 15, 2015

Mental Health 

Mental health coping aid to be rolled out nationwide

Irish Examiner, 13-May-2015

The Eolas information programme has been hugely successful in helping people learn and cope with their mental illness. 

Nurses urged to accept new psych ward at Cork University Hospital

Irish Examiner, 12-May-2015

Plans to open an acute psychiatric unit at Cork University Hospital is now running five months behind schedule.

Psychiatric Services At Beaumont Hospital "In Crisis"

North County Leader, 12-May-2015

Councillor Cian O’Callaghan has commented on how the crisis situation in Beaumont Hospital is affecting severely ill psychiatric patients. 

Second Opinion: Do we need to be afraid of people with mental health problems?

The Irish Times, 11-May-2015

Jacky Jones writes about the need for a more balanced debate on the portrayal of depression and mental illness in the media.

Suicide 

The reasons why some teenagers self-harm and how you can help

The Herald – City Final, 12-May-2015

Liz Quish, a crisis counsellor in Pieta House, talks about supporting and counselling teenagers and adults who suffer from self-harm and suicidal thinking. 

Thousands walk from darkness into the light

Irish Examiner, 11-May-2015

More than 100,000 people took part in 80 dawn walks around the world to raise funds and awareness for Irish suicide prevention charity Pieta House.

 

 

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