October 2, 2015

Headline News Highlights (Sept 25th – Oct 2nd)

Mental Health

Short of breath? Have trouble sleeping and feel uneasy? You could have an anxiety disorder
Thejournal.ie, 30-09-15
Leticia Gavin, psychologist with Insight Matters, talks about anxiety disorders, the stress that it can cause on day-to-day life.

Stigma around mental health is still rife
Independent.ie, 29-09-15
Dr Patricia Casey talks about  the stigma that still exists around receiving treatment for mental illness.

A zero-compassion approach is favoured by many when it comes to dealing with our obesity epidemic. Why?
Herald.ie, 29-09-15
Katie Byrne writes about society's attitude to obesity, and the mental health issues that can accompany over-eating.

Bullied obese children miss long tracts of school year
Irishexaminer.com, 28-09-15
Aoife Brinkley, a senior clinical psychologist at the child obesity service at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, outlines how some over weight children are suffering with depression and anxiety disorders. 

'Volunteering to help people with eating disorders was the best thing I ever did'
Herald.ie, 25-09-15
Grainne Coyne  talks about her own experience of volunteering with Bodywhys, the national organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.