November 16, 2012

Mental Health 
Irish Examiner (Saturday, 12 November, 2012)
Youth mental health and bullying have emerged as the top priorities for Comhairle Na nÓg members.
Northern Standard (Thursday, 08 November 2012) 
Cavan Fianna Fail TD Brendan Smith has said that mental health is the most critical issue facing young people in Ireland.
Irish Times (Monday, 12 November, 2012)
Mental health distress is rampant in Ireland, Minister for Health James Reilly said yesterday, when speaking for the first time about the suicide of a medical colleague in north Dublin.
Northern Standard (Thursday, 08 November 2012)
 New targeted proposals launched by Fianna Fail to promote positive youth mental health within the education system and reduce the alarmingly high rate of suicide among young people are a step forward says local Councillor Robbie Gallagher.
The Argus (Thursday, 15 November 2012)
A Belfast man who endured a long battle with mental illness has encapsulated his struggle in a new book of poetry. (Monday, 12 November, 2012)
The babies of women with bipolar disorder are more likely to be born premature, a new study has found.
The Argus (Thursday, 15 November, 2012)
Michelle Gildernew has admitted that she has battled with bouts of depression for 20 years.
Irish Examiner (Friday, 16 November, 2012)
One in three women who are depressed while pregnant will have suicidal thoughts – representing a bigger risk than post-natal depression.
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Monday, 12 November, 2012)
A vulnerable persons unit will be set up in St Patrick's Institution after last month's damning report by the Inspector of Prisons.
Irish Examiner (Monday, 12 November, 2012)
An analysis of deaths by suicide officially recorded between 2009 and 2011 also shows suicide rates in Laois and Westmeath and the South-East, including Wexford, Waterford, and Tipperary, above average.
Suicide Prevention
Irish Examiner (Monday, 12 November, 2012)
A service which provides information on cyberbullying says it is struggling to keep up with demand for its services since the suicide of teenager Erin Gallagher.