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20
Jun
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Top psychiatrist resigns over HSE lethargy on mental health

Lack of progress in mental health services sees President of the College of Psychiatrists resign from HSE. This article, written by Valerie Ryan, appeared online the Irish Medical Times 18.06.18. The President of the College of Psychiatrists, Dr John Hillery, resigned from the Health Service Executive (HSE) because of what he sees as so little progress […]

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03
Jul
Media Coverage: Brendan O’Connor on the simple solution to our failing mental health system

Four-year-olds are self-harming, doctors are quitting, Tusla is a disaster area, but here’s one modest suggestion to break the cycle, says Brendan O’Connor. This article appeared on the Independent.ie, 24/06/18. It’s a sunny day and I don’t want to depress you. But I want to draw your attention to some strands of a quiet crisis, […]

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29
Jun
Pride month: Ireland has said ‘Yes’ to equality, but do LGBT people feel equal?

It’s LGBT Pride month and there are many reasons to celebrate, but where stigma, bullying and mental health are concerned, we still have a long way to go. It’s the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland, and 3 years since marriage equality and the commencement of the Gender Recognition Act. Just this […]

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29
Jun
Pride Month: Talking mental illness, mental health, and being part of the LGBT community.

We spoke to CPsychI REFOCUS member (Recovery Experience Forum of Carers and Users of Services) Laura Louise Condell who has been a member of the committee since 2016. She is also the the coordinator of the Dublin Lesbian Line which focuses on supporting women of the LGBT+ community. We sat down with her to talk mental illness, mental […]

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27
Jun
Mental Health in the Media

The last week has proven to be a busy ‘media’ time for psychiatrists, psychiatry and the College in print, broadcast and social media. Many items were covered this week: Youth Mental Health, CAMHS, General Mental Health Services, Recruitment, Retention, Resourcing, Work Environments, and Attitudes and Processes in the HSE. The College contributed to a number of media […]

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