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#Samaritans

# samaritans - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

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

Dec 14th 2011, 12:50 PM 1,309 Views 6 Comments

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

# samaritans - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Column: Gary Speed, like others in his position, was scared
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Column: Gary Speed, like others in his position, was scared

Dec 3rd 2011, 9:30 AM 209 Views 20 Comments

After the Welsh football manager’s suicide shocked the world, Francis Bowden describes the twisted logic of depression – and his own suicide attempt.

# samaritans - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: I tried to take my own life – and this is what it taught me
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Column: I tried to take my own life – and this is what it taught me

Nov 14th 2011, 7:30 AM 6,815 Views 37 Comments

Depressed and confused, Damian Martin attempted suicide. He writes about what led him to it, and what he learned.

# samaritans - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Aug 3rd 2011, 8:04 PM 1,601 Views 0 Comments

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.

# samaritans - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Google 'signpost' will direct suicide searchers to Samaritans
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# Mental Health

Google 'signpost' will direct suicide searchers to Samaritans

Jul 28th 2011, 10:33 AM 631 Views 4 Comments

Users searching for ‘suicide’ on Google.ie will be shown the phone number for Samaritans before any search results.

# samaritans - Thursday 7 April, 2011

TD says suicide increase is a "national emergency"
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

TD says suicide increase is a "national emergency"

Apr 7th 2011, 9:12 PM 1,549 Views 0 Comments

Aware joins the calls for the need for mental health services to be brought into the open.

# samaritans - Monday 7 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Mar 7th 2011, 7:52 PM 2,076 Views 0 Comments

This evening’s Daily Fix includes: new online suicide prevention initiative launched; Guantanamo terror trials to resume; and a trapped Bieber.

Samaritans and Facebook launch joint appeal for suicide prevention
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Samaritans and Facebook launch joint appeal for suicide prevention

Mar 7th 2011, 7:05 PM 831 Views 0 Comments

Concerned friends can contact Samaritans through Facebook in confidentiality if they see worrying messages or status updates online.

# samaritans - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Samaritans reports increase in calls as Christmas approaches
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Samaritans reports increase in calls as Christmas approaches

Dec 15th 2010, 4:26 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

The economic crisis is having a terrible impact on the public’s emotional wellbeing, Samaritans says, as calls increase.