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# Samaritans

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# worries
Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey
Almost half of people are worried about losing their jobs or having difficulty finding work in 2012 according to a Samaritans’ survey.
# Samaritans
Samaritans report increased calls as recession imparts 'huge psychological strain'
The Samaritan’s Irish helpline received 9 per cent more calls than the previous year, according to its latest annual report.
Column: Gary Speed, like others in his position, was scared
After the Welsh football manager’s suicide shocked the world, Francis Bowden describes the twisted logic of depression – and his own suicide attempt.
Column: I tried to take my own life – and this is what it taught me
Depressed and confused, Damian Martin attempted suicide. He writes about what led him to it, and what he learned.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Fatal shooting in Cork, pleas to release a seriously ill man from prison in the North, and Hugh Hefner, what a plank! It’s Wednesday’s Daily Fix.
# Mental Health
Google 'signpost' will direct suicide searchers to Samaritans
Users searching for ‘suicide’ on will be shown the phone number for Samaritans before any search results.
# Mental Health
TD says suicide increase is a "national emergency"
Aware joins the calls for the need for mental health services to be brought into the open.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
This evening’s Daily Fix includes: new online suicide prevention initiative launched; Guantanamo terror trials to resume; and a trapped Bieber.
# Facebook
Samaritans and Facebook launch joint appeal for suicide prevention
Concerned friends can contact Samaritans through Facebook in confidentiality if they see worrying messages or status updates online.
# Samaritans
Samaritans reports increase in calls as Christmas approaches
The economic crisis is having a terrible impact on the public’s emotional wellbeing, Samaritans says, as calls increase.