Almost one-in-five students across a range of medical third level courses suffer extreme stress according to a new study, with an academic supervisor claiming stress during training can help once they are working in frontline fields.
The Mental Health Commission published three inspection reports yesterday. Two were positive. An Coillín, in Mayo, and Dublin’s Highfield Hospital improved overall compliance, by 10% and 9% , but the third unit — St Michael’s, in the Mercy University Hospital in Cork — saw its compliance rating drop by a substantial, worrying 8%.
Last weekend’s tragic death of television presenter Caroline Flack, 40, is the latest high-profile example of a person overwhelmed by life’s often unfair circumstances, by the world’s relentless intrusion into what should be private,secure space.
We will pay lip service to the importance of mental health while continuing to contribute to a culture that actively harms people struggling with mental health issues until the next tragedy happens and we begin this poisonous cycle again, writes