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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dr Shekhar Saxena from the World Health Organisationat the launch of the “Connecting for Life” suicide prevention strategy at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds Photography.

A new Government suicide prevention strategy launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday aims to reduce the number of people self-harming and taking(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson

An umbrella group representing mental health charities in Ireland has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experienc(...)

John Saunders: ‘We’re talking about teenagers who may find themselves in wards with much older people in environments that can feel threatening and fearful.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Significant numbers of children with mental health problems are still being admitted to adult psychiatric units despite repeated warnings that the pr(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout said awareness was being raised about mental health services but when people went to use them, they were often not available.

Almost 1,000 fewer staff are providing mental health services compared to the start of the recession in 2008, despite Government announcements about i(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for mental health Kathleen Lynch told the Dáil recently that the vast majority – 98 per cent, or 468 – of the jobs had been “allocated” and would be filled as soon as possible.  .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of positions pledged for community-based mental health teams last year have still not been filled, latest figures show.The numbers come at a (...)

RTÉ Radio 1 Radio presenter John Murray pictured this morning when he returned to present The John Murray Show after a six-month absence. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Mental health organisations have praised RTÉ radio presenter John Murray who yesterday spoke of of dealing with depression as he returned to the airwa(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for mental health Kathleen Lynch: as recently as last week the Minister reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to maintaining the €35 million investment

The Coalition has broken its Programme for Government pledge to ringfence €35 million annually to modernise mental health services, new figures show.T(...)

 Dr Shari McDaid from the coalition Mental Health Reform presenting Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch with a petition signed by over 21,000 people calling for the Government to invest an additional €35 million  in community mental health services next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

A petition signed by 21,000 people calling on the Government to keep its promise to invest in modernising mental health services was handed over to th(...)

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