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The role of context in youth mental health and addiction issues: a qualitative study on social deprivation in Limerick City and Dublin South Inner City

conference contribution
posted on 2015-08-26, 15:14 authored by Elizabeth Schaffalitzky, Dorothy Leahy, Claire Armstrong, Gerard Bury, Paula Cussen-Murphy, Rachel Davis, Barbara Dooley, Blanaid Gavin, Rory Keane, Eamon Keenan, Linda Laham, DAVID MEAGHERDAVID MEAGHER, Pat McGorry, Fiona McNicholas, Ray O'Connor, Ellen O'Dea, Veronica O'Keane, Thomas P. O'Toole, Edel Reilly, Patrick Ryan, Lena Sanci, Bobby P. Smyth, Walter Cullen
Introduction: Youth mental health (YMH) and addiction issues are a core component of the problems facing those living in urban areas of social deprivation in Ireland, in particular South Inner City Dublin and Limerick City 1,2. These local contexts, with histories of drug addiction, violence, family dissolution, suicide and gang-related criminality lend themselves to promote further criminal and addictive behaviour, as well as increased stress and decreased protective factors such as social support and education. Early intervention is considered a ‘best buy’ in mental health, but the current Irish system struggles to engage with young people and offer them appropriate treatment.

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Development of a structure identification methodology for nonlinear dynamic systems

National Research Foundation

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10th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference;

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non-peer-reviewed

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English

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