October 15, 2014

Headline News Highlights (9th- 15th October 2014)

Mental Health

Buncrana youth mental health project continues to grow
Inishowen Independent, 09-Oct-2014
More than 550 young people have been treated through 'Jigsaw' across Inishowen and Donegal since it was formed two years ago.
Cork City Gets New Aware Support Group for Young Adults
East Cork Journal, 09-Oct-2014
Cork City is to benefit from a new Aware Support Group for Young Adults which will provide support and education to individuals and families affected by depression.
Self harm cases falling
Irish Examiner, 09-Oct-2014
The number of self harm cases presenting in hospitals fell by 6% last year, primarily due to a drop in cases involving middle-aged women and men.
Youth mental health services 'inappropriate'
Irish Examiner, 10-Oct-2014
Some 91 children were admitted to adult psychiatric wards last year according to the Opposition, who accused the Government of failing to protect the rights of young people with mental health issues.
GROW to Start Mental Health Programme
Donegal Peoples Press, 13-Oct-2014
Grow have launched a new 8 week programme where participants are taught to manage mental Health issues and improve overall Wellbeing by learning to change thinking and behaviour.
Murdered twins' mother urges young to seek mental health aid
Irish Examiner, 14-Oct-2014
A mother who lost three sons in a murder-suicide in Charleville in North Cork last month has urged young people with mental health problems to seek help.
'We hadn't money' for mental health – Lynch
Evening Echo, 14-Oct-2014
Kathleen Lynch has defended the level of Government spending on mental health after a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) revealed that funding was cut by nearly €200 million during the recession.


Over 270 submissions on new National Suicide Framework received by NOSP
Medical Independent, 09-Oct-2014
There have been 272 submissions made by the public and organisations on the new National Framework for Suicide Prevention for Ireland.
Leanne's parents to help suicide families
The Herald – City Final, 10-Oct-2014
A mother and father whose daughter took her own life have founded a support group, in order to help other families left traumatised by suicide.
Alarm at high rate of suicide in men and teenagers
Irish Independent, 10-Oct-2014
Alarming rates of suicide among Irish teenagers have been revealed in a new report. It showed that Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide in the EU among 15- to 19-year-olds.
Suicide prevention event
Northside People West, 15-Oct-2014
A special evening of hope for anybody suffering from thoughts of self harm is taking place at the Skylon Hotel, Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, on Wednesday, October 22.