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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 10 October, 2013

Column: The power of the internet can help mental health

The internet provides a platform to promote positive mental health at an unprecedented scale while reaching out to those who need support through tough times, writes Derek Chambers.

Thursday 5 September, 2013

Column: The causes and effects of suicide are complex, so support must be tailored

Young men are disproportionately affected by suicide in Ireland; to tackle this problem, we have to focus on both social factors and individual life experiences, writes Derek Chambers.

Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Column: Mental health is not determined by brain function alone

The latest version of the “psychiatrists’ bible” has been published, containing new additions to the list of mental health disorders. But the influence of such biomedical classification systems in the treatment of mental health is too great, writes Derek Chambers.

Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: When suicide hits the media, how do we deal with it?

A call to a Dublin radio station last week sparked debate over the public discussion of suicide, writes Derek Chambers. We should look at changing the conversation.

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Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: ‘Even the word itself, suicide, can be difficult to speak’

We should remember those we have lost to suicide – and the best way is to make sure we’re tackling the issue as a country, writes Derek Chambers.