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#Self Harm

# self-harm - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,827 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# self-harm - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'
# World Suicide Prevention Day
# World Suicide Prevention Day

Opinion: 'I tried to take my own life more than once and felt the compassion of staff begin to fade'

Sep 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 37,094 Views 23 Comments

On World Suicide Prevention Day our reader details her struggles and experience of the Irish mental health services.

# self-harm - Thursday 10 October, 2019

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm last year

Oct 10th 2019, 6:05 AM 5,781 Views 5 Comments

There has been an increase in self-harm among young people aged 10-24 years.

# self-harm - Friday 8 February, 2019

'We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting on Instagram'
# Suicide
# Suicide

'We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting on Instagram'

Feb 8th 2019, 9:33 AM 8,190 Views 2 Comments

The CEO of the company says it needs to do more.

# self-harm - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Suicide: Concerns that Netflix show 13 Reasons Why could lead to 'copycat cases'
# New Research
# New Research

Suicide: Concerns that Netflix show 13 Reasons Why could lead to 'copycat cases'

Nov 21st 2018, 6:10 AM 22,047 Views 23 Comments

The popular Netflix drama has proven controversial, with research around the world ongoing.

# self-harm - Monday 22 October, 2018

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm

Oct 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 19,732 Views 11 Comments

Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.

# self-harm - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Almost 90% of older adults who self harm aren't referred to mental health specialist - study
# Alarming Findings
# Alarming Findings

Almost 90% of older adults who self harm aren't referred to mental health specialist - study

Oct 16th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,327 Views 1 Comment

The UK research highlights that self harm is not just a problem in younger people.

# self-harm - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

Oct 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 37,762 Views 94 Comments

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

# self-harm - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health

Sep 5th 2018, 1:28 PM 20,821 Views 25 Comments

The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.

# self-harm - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations
# Facebook
# Facebook

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations

Jul 18th 2018, 2:34 PM 17,135 Views 42 Comments

Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.

# self-harm - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn

Feb 25th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,879 Views 6 Comments

Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.

# self-harm - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths
# Suicide
# Suicide

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 26,712 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# self-harm - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 13,909 Views 10 Comments

In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.

# self-harm - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children
# Milly Tuomey
# Milly Tuomey

Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children

Dec 5th 2017, 6:21 AM 16,160 Views 2 Comments

Self-harm is being seen to begin at a younger age, said an Irish psychotherapist.

# self-harm - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide
# Hope
# Hope

'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide

Nov 4th 2017, 12:30 PM 50,642 Views 26 Comments

“I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him.”

# self-harm - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,963 Views 8 Comments

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# self-harm - Friday 16 June, 2017

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court

Jun 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,651 Views 0 Comments

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# self-harm - Monday 5 June, 2017

Kerry has one of Ireland's highest rates of suicide - will the government's 'action plan' help?
# Nothing We Didn't Know
# Nothing We Didn't Know

Kerry has one of Ireland's highest rates of suicide - will the government's 'action plan' help?

Jun 5th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,867 Views 11 Comments

The outgoing Kerry coroner is critical of the government’s new plan to reduce suicides in Kerry.

# self-harm - Monday 29 May, 2017

Public holidays are the busiest time for self-harm cases in Ireland
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Public holidays are the busiest time for self-harm cases in Ireland

May 29th 2017, 10:03 AM 8,935 Views 3 Comments

An average of 32 incidents of self-harm cases were presented in hospitals on public holidays.

# self-harm - Saturday 6 May, 2017

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

May 6th 2017, 11:02 AM 40,609 Views 41 Comments

The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.

# self-harm - Monday 1 May, 2017

Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'I became labelled as my mental illness. I was ridiculed and excluded'

May 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 615 Views 17 Comments

Mental health issues are still not really understood by our society, writes Siobhán Brady.

# self-harm - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM 10,985 Views 6 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# self-harm - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Apr 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 73,889 Views 13 Comments

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

# self-harm - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise
# Awareness
# Awareness

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise

Feb 7th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,027 Views 22 Comments

A conference will be held next month to raise awareness of how to tackle self-harm.

# self-harm - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'
# Ditch The Script
# Ditch The Script

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'

Nov 26th 2016, 6:30 PM 8,207 Views 5 Comments

There’s a greater vulnerability associated with improv than other forms of performance, Neil Curran explains why that doesn’t have to be scary.

# self-harm - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas
# Mind Our Farm Families
# Mind Our Farm Families

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Sep 10th 2016, 11:48 AM 10,620 Views 17 Comments

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.

# self-harm - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event

May 7th 2016, 4:00 AM 56,052 Views 64 Comments

All over the country (and overseas too) people got up ridiculously early to run for Pieta House.

# self-harm - Thursday 21 January, 2016

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'
# Suicide
# Suicide

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'

Jan 21st 2016, 3:40 PM 50,364 Views 114 Comments

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

# self-harm - Monday 12 October, 2015

Do these Topshop 'gold scar' tattoos glamorise self-harm?
# Criticism
# Criticism

Do these Topshop 'gold scar' tattoos glamorise self-harm?

Oct 12th 2015, 9:56 PM 16,190 Views 22 Comments

The “statement scar designs” have been criticised for appearing to make a fashion statement of self-harm.

# self-harm - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'
# Inquest
# Inquest

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'

Sep 17th 2015, 10:36 PM 34,652 Views 40 Comments

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

# self-harm - Friday 28 August, 2015

Goth kids could be more at risk of depression and self-harm
# Subcultures
# Subcultures

Goth kids could be more at risk of depression and self-harm

Aug 28th 2015, 6:09 AM 17,457 Views 54 Comments

But not necessarily because they are goths.

# self-harm - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:55 AM 12,651 Views 17 Comments

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

# self-harm - 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 11,698 Views 35 Comments

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

# self-harm - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide
# Suicide Crisis
# Suicide Crisis

Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide

Apr 7th 2015, 11:30 AM 13,191 Views 25 Comments

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

# self-harm - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager's death for publicity
# Donal Walsh
# Donal Walsh

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager's death for publicity

Mar 10th 2015, 12:44 PM 17,168 Views 22 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has been paid undisclosed damages.

# self-harm - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
# Postnatal Depression
# Postnatal Depression

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 4,231 Views 12 Comments

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

# self-harm - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There's a growing pro self-harm movement and it's worrying mental health experts
# Scars
# Scars

There's a growing pro self-harm movement and it's worrying mental health experts

Dec 30th 2014, 7:45 PM 17,186 Views 19 Comments

It is estimated that at least 100,000 people are self-harming in Ireland every year.

# self-harm - Thursday 4 December, 2014

The King Nidge runners have been donated to charity... but they could be yours
# Love/Hate
# Love/Hate

The King Nidge runners have been donated to charity... but they could be yours

Dec 4th 2014, 1:51 PM 12,070 Views 7 Comments

Pieta House are now in possession of the coveted shoes, and are running a text-to-win competition.

# self-harm - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming

Oct 9th 2014, 5:19 PM 7,018 Views 6 Comments

Ireland has the 4th highest rate of suicide among 15-19 year olds in the EU.

Conor Cusack to talk about sport, suicide, and how 'it's not always about winning'
# Conference
# Conference

Conor Cusack to talk about sport, suicide, and how 'it's not always about winning'

Oct 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,395 Views 4 Comments

The conference is to take place this morning in Westport.

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