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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Self Harm

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# Conference
Conor Cusack to talk about sport, suicide, and how 'it's not always about winning'
The conference is to take place this morning in Westport.
# Mental Health
'I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don't judge myself'
There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.
# Rehabilitation
'One suicide within prison is too many'
The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.
# moving
Eoghan McDermott posts moving video about his own self-harm experience
McDermott was speaking after helping to launch Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light charity run.
# Suicide Prevention
Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession
That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.
# Prison
UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.
# Mental Health
Teenagers whose friends self-harm are more likely to self-harm
Drug use by friends, low self-esteem, and higher levels of anxiety are all associated with self-harm in teenagers.
# Self Harm
Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase
The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…
# Travellers
"A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school"
Two new leaflets aimed at tackling self harm, suicide and bullying among Travellers have been launched in response to figures that show that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of Traveller deaths.
# Pieta House
Over 2,700 people sought help from Pieta House last year
Figures show that nearly 1,000 of those who contacted the suicide and self-harm crisis centre were aged between 25 and 44.
# Samaritans
Samaritans' SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm
The Dublin Samaritans service says one-in-three texts received in 2012 mentioned self-harm, a higher rate than calls or email.
# Samaritans
Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
A child protection expert has argued that parents should be given a choice over explicit content online. So what do you think?
# Suicide
Around 900,000 people take their own life every year
The leading medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles to highlight suicide’s impact globally.
Column: One good adult is crucial for young people. I can vouch for that.
A new survey shines a light on the challenges facing young people like me – and shows we need good adults, writes Tim Smyth.
# Mental Health
Report: 1 in 3 young people have experienced mental health problems
Depression, anxiety and stress were found to be significantly higher in young people who engaged in harmful drinking behaviour.
# Mental Health
93 per cent rise in young people seeking help for self-harm, suicidal thoughts
Suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House says young women account for most of the increase in those seeking help.
# Quick Thinking
Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma
911 dispatchers in the US scrambled to trace the woman’s international call.
# Mental Health
More than 48,000 people treated in hospital after deliberate self-harm
The findings from a national database on self harm underline the link between deliberate self harm and suicide mortality rates.
# Self Harm
Cases of self harm increase amongst young people
Almost 12,000 people attended hospital emergency departments last year seeking medical assistance for such self-inflicted injuries.