September 4, 2015

Mental Health

Teaching parents to support the mental health of their children
Irish Examiner, 04-September-2015
A new programme hopes to help parents support their children's mental health.
Ireland to light up orange for suicide awareness campaign, 03-September-2015
Some of Ireland's most iconic landmarks will turn orange next week to help spread the message that: "It's okay not to feel okay".
Activists call for additional investment in mental health
Northside People West, 02-September-2015
Mental health activists gathered at the gates of Leinster House as part of a new campaign for mental health funding in Budget 2016.
How self-confidence can nurture your mental health
Irish Times, 01-September-2015
Anne McCormick talks about how self-confidence and social media are affecting the mental health of young people.
Schizophrenia is not a split personality, there are four main symptoms, 31-August-2015
Dr Stephen McWilliams of Saint John of God Hospital writes about the inaccuracies of current reporting on schizophrenia and its very real impact on individuals.
GAA clubs to participate in mental health support programme
Irish Examiner, 31-August-2015
Every GAA club in Waterford will have a health and well being officer as part of a new programme to support people experiencing mental health issues.

Rise of 27% in calls to youth mental health centre
Irish Times, 31-August-2015
Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, has seen a 27 per cent increase in contact from young people in the past year.


“The true sin would be if my husband lost his life in vain”
Evening Echo, 01-September-2015
Chris Dunne talks to mental health campaigners Noreen Murphy and Mick Kearns, operators of Lisheens House, a drop-in centre for people seeking help for mental health issues.
How to talk about suicide
Stellar, 01-September-2015
Dr Claire Hayes of Aware, a national voluntary organisation for people experiencing depression, discusses "how to talk about suicide".