Tag Archives: Change

The big change Australia needs to make

People’s eating habits are making them unhealthy as well as contributing to global warming that will eventually drive up the price of food. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows how much people’s diets are contributing to climate change and how changing these could make them healthier as well as… Read More »

‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work

Professor Mary McCarron is author of over 100 publications on ageing. Photo: Gerry Mooney ‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work Independent.ie It was when she first trained as an intellectual disability (ID) nurse at Stewarts Hospital and later worked… Read More »

Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ by 2050, report says …

Those are all probable scenarios that could devastate societies by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isn’t taken to curb climate change, according to a think tank report backed by a former Australian military chief. The paper, by the Melbourne-based Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, is not a scientific study, but an attempt to… Read More »

Why we should change the language around mental health

Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK. We need to change the language around mental illness. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Hearing that someone committed suicide doesn’t accurately report what happened to that person. The phrase “committed suicide” insinuates that someone had a choice in how they died. That this person made that decision. When, in fact,… Read More »