September 7, 2012

Mental Health 
Liffey Champion (Saturday, 1st September 2012)
Celbridge student, Siobhan Barry, has been nominated for this year's Irish Blog Awards. Siobhan, from Beatty Park in Celbridge, writes a blog on mental health issues. 
Mental Health Service
Irish Examiner (Friday, 7th September 2012)
Axing €50m earmarked for developments in mental health provisions will cost lives, writes David McCarthy.
Irish Times (Thursday, 6th September 2012)
More than €50 million allocated by the Government to develop mental health and primary care services this year is to be used to offset the deficit in the Health Service Executive.
Irish Times (Thursday, 6th September 2012)
Cuts still to be made to the health budget in the remaining months of this year and into next year will dwarf what was announced by the Health Service Executive last week. 
Galway City Tribune (Friday, 31st August 2012)
A state-of-the-art 50- bed adult Mental Health Unit in University Hospital Galway – given the go-ahead more than a year ago – has been further stalled while the HSE West attempts to secure permission for a new car park. 
Irish Examiner (Monday, 3rd September 2012)
People from south Kerry have called on politicians across the spectrum to support their campaign for the retention of a mental health facility. 
 
Suicide Prevention
Irish Daily Star (Friday, 7th September 2012)
The Samaritans are to get a new free phone helpline number early next year in a new deal with the six largest telecom firms in Ireland.
Limerick Leader (Tuesday, 4th September 2012) 
The Mayor of Limerick has again spoken publicly of his battle with depression and thoughts of suicide to encourage others at risk to seek support.
Tipperary Star (Thursday, 6th September 2012)
The Board of North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, at a meeting on Friday August 31st approved an application for grant aid from Pieta House for the establishment of a suicide prevention counseling service in Roscrea. 
Clare Champion Galway City Tribune (Friday, 31st August 2012)
The second annual coroners conference takes place in Ennis from September 7-9 and is being hosted by Clare County Coroner, Ennis based solicitor Isabel Owen, who is the chairperson of the Coroner's Society of Ireland. 

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