June 19, 2015

Mental Health:

There's a potential new treatment for depression combining two different drugs
The Irish Examiner, 15-June-2015
Scientists have created a potential new treatment for depression by combining a medication for pain relief with one for combating addiction.

Project helps people of all ages with mental health
Evening Echo, 15-June-2015
The Healthy Minds project was set up in May 2010 by the HSE South Traveller Health Unit. 

One in five children admitted to adult mental health units
The Irish Times, 12-June-2015
One in five of all admissions of children to mental health institutions are made to an adult unit, in spite of Government promises to end the practice, a new report shows.

First online mental health guide launched by ReachOut Ireland
Evening Echo, 12-June-2015
The country's first ever online mental health good practice guide has been launched by ReachOut Ireland.
 
Suicide:

Male suicide rate jumped by 57per cent during recession
Sunday Independent, 21-Jun-2015
According to research findings by academics at UCC, suicide rates for Irish men increased to 57 per cent from the onset of the economic crisis in 2008 to 2012.

Recession has big impact on suicide rates
Irishhealth.com, 17-June-2015
The impact of the recent recession on suicide and self-harm rates has been highlighted in a new Irish study.

Suicide rate above national average
Clare People, 16-June-2015
According to recent CSO figures, the rate of suicide in Clare last year was higher than at any time in the last decade.

 

 

 

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