Holocaust Memorial Day & Mental Health

Friday past marked Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK, and the International Holocaust Memorial Day across the globe. Each year people come together, from across religious and cultural divides to remember the genocides that have scarred humanity deeply and irrevocably. Many moving commemorative events have taken place; some have been very public events, whilst others … More Holocaust Memorial Day & Mental Health

Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist.

Prof. Jim Lucey, Medical Director at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, has more than twenty five years’ experience in his field of specialisation. Lucey has used this experience to pen a thoughtful and compassionate look at the varied experience of some of the patients he has … More Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist.

Vikram Patel On Democratizing Mental Health Care

Vikram Patel MSc MRCPsych PhD FMedSci is Professor of International Mental Health & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In his recent TED talk, Patel presents the shocking statistic that nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide.  In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, … More Vikram Patel On Democratizing Mental Health Care

Talking Suicide – Another Perspective

Bipolar disorder can cause suicidal ideation that leads to suicide attempts.  The statistics show that one out of three people with bipolar disorder have either attempted suicide at some point, or have been successful in taking their own lives. With an annual average suicide rate of 0.4%, bipolar sufferers are 10 to 20 times more likely to … More Talking Suicide – Another Perspective

Flight From Darkness…A Bipolar Journey

‘Flight from Darkness‘ is an excellent documentary on bipolar disorder.  Charting the Canadian mathematician Percy Paul’s battles with the debilitating symptoms of bipolar disorder, the film-maker presents an intelligent, well-balanced and informative overview of the course of one man’s illness. The protagonist in the film is a very bright, articulate, well-educated and compassionate character.  He … More Flight From Darkness…A Bipolar Journey

McAleese makes plea over suicide – Republic of Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

McAleese makes plea over suicide – Republic of Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Once again, Mary McAleese reminds us that as outgoing President of the RoI, she’ll be a hard act to follow.  In this piece in the Belfast Telegraph, McAleese laments the toll that suicide has on families and society at large.  She … More McAleese makes plea over suicide – Republic of Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk