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# samaritans - Thursday 5 March, 2020

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 9,358 Views 2 Comments

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

# samaritans - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'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 28,500 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.

# samaritans - Monday 6 March, 2017

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 16,748 Views 30 Comments

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

# samaritans - Monday 5 September, 2016

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 11,190 Views 19 Comments

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

# samaritans - Friday 29 July, 2016

Want to support family or friends who may be having a hard time? Try some active listening
# Sponsored By Hse Little Things
# 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 12,749 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…

# samaritans - Monday 21 December, 2015

"Problems feel smaller when you share them" - if you're not feeling OK, let someone know
# Sponsored By Hse Little Things
# 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 15,273 Views 18 Comments

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

# samaritans - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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 22,948 Views 26 Comments

*Statistically speaking, it’s pretty likely.

# samaritans - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'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 11,660 Views 35 Comments

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

# samaritans - Monday 15 June, 2015

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 41,281 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place in the last hour.

# samaritans - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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 4,428 Views 8 Comments

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

# samaritans - Saturday 3 January, 2015

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 7,154 Views 0 Comments

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

# samaritans - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

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 7,316 Views 9 Comments

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

# samaritans - Monday 3 November, 2014

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 9,059 Views 32 Comments

Perhaps both.

# samaritans - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Sep 10th 2014, 4:50 PM 6,271 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# samaritans - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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 107 Views 32 Comments

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

# samaritans - Saturday 5 July, 2014

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 4,083 Views 3 Comments

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

# samaritans - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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 12,839 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 - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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 4,709 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 - Sunday 12 January, 2014

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 5,230 Views 13 Comments

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

# samaritans - Monday 23 December, 2013

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 370 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.

# samaritans - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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 3,297 Views 14 Comments

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

# samaritans - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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 6,431 Views 4 Comments

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

# samaritans - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

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 3,615 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 - Friday 28 December, 2012

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

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries

Dec 28th 2012, 12:25 PM 3,447 Views 4 Comments

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

# samaritans - Thursday 27 December, 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 3,454 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.

# samaritans - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

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 2,312 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 3,602 Views 4 Comments

Samaritans Ireland has recorded its busiest year ever.

# samaritans - Friday 14 December, 2012

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

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Dec 14th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,604 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.

# samaritans - Thursday 20 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Sep 20th 2012, 8:40 AM 7,441 Views 9 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Major report explores reasons behind male suicide
# Suicide
# Suicide

Major report explores reasons behind male suicide

Sep 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,457 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 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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 5,309 Views 25 Comments

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

# samaritans - Sunday 19 August, 2012

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 3,763 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.

# samaritans - Friday 13 July, 2012

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 39,529 Views 124 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 - Sunday 29 April, 2012

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 3,287 Views 10 Comments

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

# samaritans - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations
# Generosity
From The42
# Generosity

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

Apr 25th 2012, 9:18 PM 540 Views 0 Comments

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

# samaritans - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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 3,139 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.

# samaritans - Monday 23 April, 2012

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 7,673 Views 9 Comments

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

# samaritans - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Dec 29th 2011, 7:57 PM 5,416 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.

Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey
# Worries
# Worries

Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey

Dec 29th 2011, 1:21 PM 2,881 Views 10 Comments

Almost half of people are worried about losing their jobs or having difficulty finding work in 2012 according to a Samaritans’ survey.

# samaritans - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Samaritans report increased calls as recession imparts 'huge psychological strain'
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Samaritans report increased calls as recession imparts 'huge psychological strain'

Dec 14th 2011, 12:50 PM 1,308 Views 6 Comments

The Samaritan’s Irish helpline received 9 per cent more calls than the previous year, according to its latest annual report.

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