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# samaritans - Last month November 2022

Samaritans received nearly 1,000 calls a day last year, with mental health the top concern
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans received nearly 1,000 calls a day last year, with mental health the top concern

Nov 16th 2022, 1:47 PM 5,864 Views 7 Comments

Its 24-hour helpline covers the island of Ireland and answered almost half a million calls and emails last year.

# samaritans - Last year 2021

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Isolation and loneliness among key concerns raised by callers to Samaritans last year

Sep 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,893 Views 0 Comments

Samaritans Ireland’s 2020 report is launching today ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

# samaritans - All time

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,457 Views 2 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day
# Hi Ho Hi Ho Ho Ho
# Hi Ho Hi Ho Ho Ho

'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day

Dec 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,532 Views 36 Comments

TheJournal.ie speaks to some of those who’ll be getting up to go to work today, and how Christmas is for them.

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland
# Inequality
# Inequality

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

Mar 6th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,893 Views 31 Comments

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

New Facebook tools allow you to help someone who might be at risk of suicide
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

New Facebook tools allow you to help someone who might be at risk of suicide

Sep 5th 2016, 1:32 PM 11,234 Views 19 Comments

The new features were designed with the help of Samaritans Ireland ahead of World Suicide Day this Saturday.

Want to support family or friends who may be having a hard time? Try some active listening
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# Sponsored By Hse Little Things

Want to support family or friends who may be having a hard time? Try some active listening

Jul 29th 2016, 3:56 PM 12,825 Views 1 Comment

We all like to think we’re good friends and listeners but here are some tips to brush up on your skills, and really help someone in need…

"Problems feel smaller when you share them" - if you're not feeling OK, let someone know
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# Sponsored By Hse Little Things

"Problems feel smaller when you share them" - if you're not feeling OK, let someone know

Dec 21st 2015, 10:25 AM 15,595 Views 18 Comments

Last time we spoke about listening – now it’s time to talk.

If you've got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one*
# On Your Mind
# On Your Mind

If you've got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one*

Jul 1st 2015, 6:05 AM 22,963 Views 26 Comments

*Statistically speaking, it’s pretty likely.

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

Jun 24th 2015, 1:46 PM 11,699 Views 35 Comments

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

Man rescued after trying to hang himself outside Leinster House
# Kildare Street
# Kildare Street

Man rescued after trying to hang himself outside Leinster House

Jun 15th 2015, 4:42 PM 41,418 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place in the last hour.

More people were worried about their finances last year compared to 2013
# Money Worries
# Money Worries

More people were worried about their finances last year compared to 2013

Jan 15th 2015, 1:47 PM 4,435 Views 8 Comments

A Samaritans snap survey found that more women than men contacted the Dublin branch and discussed financial issues.

Why getting enough sleep is vital - and how to get it
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

Why getting enough sleep is vital - and how to get it

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 7,186 Views 0 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you little things to help keep your mental health in check.

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

Nov 5th 2014, 2:25 PM 7,335 Views 9 Comments

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

Is the new Samaritans app an invasion of privacy or will it save lives?
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Is the new Samaritans app an invasion of privacy or will it save lives?

Nov 3rd 2014, 11:26 AM 9,087 Views 31 Comments

Perhaps both.

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking
# Community
# Community

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking

Jul 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 154 Views 32 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.

Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer
# Talk To Us
# Talk To Us

Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer

Jul 5th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,107 Views 3 Comments

Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.

The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one
# Help
# Help

The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one

Mar 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,892 Views 12 Comments

The new phone number will replace the existing low-call number as part of a change being brought in across Europe.

Samaritans to focus on effect of the internet on people with suicidal thoughts
# Online Bullying
# Online Bullying

Samaritans to focus on effect of the internet on people with suicidal thoughts

Feb 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 4,724 Views 5 Comments

A new study, in connection with Bristol University, is to look at how people use content online when experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas
# Help
# Help

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Jan 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,245 Views 13 Comments

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 392 Views 8 Comments

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"

Dec 18th 2013, 10:53 AM 3,315 Views 14 Comments

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers
# Apple
# Apple

Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers

Jan 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,449 Views 4 Comments

Also, how many of Kerry’s councillors actually favour relaxed drink-driving rules? And just how rich is Apple?

Samaritans' SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans' SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm

Jan 22nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,636 Views 7 Comments

The Dublin Samaritans service says one-in-three texts received in 2012 mentioned self-harm, a higher rate than calls or email.

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries
# Worries
# Worries

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries

Dec 28th 2012, 12:25 PM 3,462 Views 4 Comments

Seventy per cent of respondents rated money and debt among their top five worries in 2012.

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill
# CHildren First
# CHildren First

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

Dec 27th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,473 Views 1 Comment

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related

Dec 19th 2012, 11:03 AM 2,351 Views 12 Comments

This was the busiest year yet for Samaritans, with longer calls to their helpline and more face-to-face contact at its branches.

Suicide helplines experiencing more calls from worried family members
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Suicide helplines experiencing more calls from worried family members

Dec 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,622 Views 4 Comments

Samaritans Ireland has recorded its busiest year ever.

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Dec 14th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,667 Views 3 Comments

Over the past year, Samaritans recorded 1,100 formal contacts within the six prisons in its Listener Scheme, an 83 per cent increase on 2011.

Major report explores reasons behind male suicide
# Suicide
# Suicide

Major report explores reasons behind male suicide

Sep 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,492 Views 29 Comments

The Samaritans report says that when men don’t reach a ‘gold standard’ they can feel a sense of shame, which in turn can lead to suicidal thoughts.

Samaritans to receive new freephone number from next year
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans to receive new freephone number from next year

Sep 6th 2012, 5:16 PM 5,329 Views 25 Comments

The news comes as a result of a collaboration between the emotional support service and six telecoms companies.

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge
# David's Way Round
# David's Way Round

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge

Aug 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,782 Views 4 Comments

David Exley, whose brother and son took their own lives, is travelling between 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland to highlight the charity’s services.

Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living.

Jul 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 40,540 Views 123 Comments

We have too many misconceptions about suicide. It’s not shameful – it’s the result of a fatal illness, writes Fine Gael TD Dan Neville.

Samaritans take to the streets of Dublin's north inner city
# It's Good To Talk
# It's Good To Talk

Samaritans take to the streets of Dublin's north inner city

Apr 29th 2012, 1:57 PM 3,333 Views 10 Comments

Volunteers will be available in public areas in the inner city to encourage people to talk about their problems.

Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations
# Generosity
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# Generosity

Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations

Apr 25th 2012, 9:18 PM 558 Views 0 Comments

The sudden death of Claire Squires led to considerable funds being provided by a number of people.

Over €300k raised for charity after death of London Marathon runner
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Over €300k raised for charity after death of London Marathon runner

Apr 24th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,152 Views 15 Comments

Claire Squires collapsed and died as she approached the final mile of the race on Sunday. More than 20,000 people have now donated to the Samaritans, her chosen charity, on her fundraising website.

London Marathon death: over £22k donated to Claire's charity
# Tragic
# Tragic

London Marathon death: over £22k donated to Claire's charity

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:51 PM 7,687 Views 9 Comments

Over 1,800 donations have been made to Claire Squires’ charity page today.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Dec 29th 2011, 7:57 PM 5,431 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

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