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#Suicide Prevention

# suicide-prevention - This year 2022

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2022, 3:46 PM 26,165 Views 10 Comments

The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# suicide-prevention - Last year 2021

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions

May 8th 2021, 8:34 AM 54,041 Views 55 Comments

Heavy wind and rain didn’t dampen the massive fundraising drive.

# suicide-prevention - All time

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period

Dec 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 7,514 Views 7 Comments

The suicide prevention charity says that average calls to its helpline rose by 45% this year

A late-night centre for people contemplating suicide and self-harm will soon be set up in Limerick city
# Ask For Help
# Ask For Help

A late-night centre for people contemplating suicide and self-harm will soon be set up in Limerick city

Oct 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 17,232 Views 15 Comments

The Haven Hub should open within the next month in Limerick city.

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 20,831 Views 25 Comments

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

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

Aug 11th 2017, 10:46 AM 23,520 Views 0 Comments

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

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 15,872 Views 11 Comments

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

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House
# Suicide Awareness
# Suicide Awareness

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House

May 10th 2017, 10:05 PM 8,615 Views 45 Comments

Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.

'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light

May 8th 2017, 5:43 PM 18,186 Views 13 Comments

Well over 150,000 people took part in events this year, according to charity Pieta House.

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 40,611 Views 41 Comments

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

Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light

May 6th 2017, 3:00 AM 34,542 Views 45 Comments

In over 100 towns and cities in Ireland, people will be walking as the sun rises this morning.

This Humans of Dublin post tells the bittersweet story of how Darkness Into Light began
# Darkness Into Light
From The Daily Edge
# Darkness Into Light

This Humans of Dublin post tells the bittersweet story of how Darkness Into Light began

May 5th 2017, 9:00 AM 7,195 Views 0 Comments

Pieta House’s annual walk for suicide prevention takes place this weekend.

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide
# Send Silence Packing
# Send Silence Packing

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 49,434 Views 28 Comments

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

'I can see it in them': Success for suicide prevention service run by Irish taxi drivers
# Taxiwatch
# Taxiwatch

'I can see it in them': Success for suicide prevention service run by Irish taxi drivers

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 22,362 Views 29 Comments

Derek Devoy, who set up the service, suffered from depression for four years and wants to do something to help people in trouble.

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 11,231 Views 19 Comments

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

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'
# Console
# Console

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

Jul 23rd 2016, 6:32 PM 14,202 Views 0 Comments

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
# Cars And Computers
# Cars And Computers

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

Jul 2nd 2016, 6:48 PM 23,947 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.

Father of Donal Walsh says he's 'shocked and deflated' by Console revelations
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Father of Donal Walsh says he's 'shocked and deflated' by Console revelations

Jul 1st 2016, 9:58 AM 24,873 Views 33 Comments

Fionnbar Walsh defended the work being done by the charity’s employees.

Concerns raised about finances at suicide charity Console
# Broken Trust
# Broken Trust

Concerns raised about finances at suicide charity Console

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:19 AM 25,772 Views 63 Comments

A number of irregularities have been uncovered by RTÉ.

Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity

Jun 1st 2016, 12:14 PM 21,153 Views 42 Comments

Joan Freeman was named as one of the Taoiseach’s nominees to the Seanad last week.

Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%
# Bridges And Cliffs
# Bridges And Cliffs

Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%

Sep 23rd 2015, 6:40 PM 22,800 Views 65 Comments

The new research found that interventions can buy time to allow an individual to reconsider their actions.

Giving men the opportunity to text is a "major development" in the fight against suicide
# Textual Healing
# Textual Healing

Giving men the opportunity to text is a "major development" in the fight against suicide

Sep 10th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,708 Views 14 Comments

“It’s about meeting people where they’re at – and men simply prefer to type than talk,” says Paul Kelly of Console.

'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 11,699 Views 35 Comments

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

100,000 people will get up ridiculously early to walk and run for a great cause tomorrow
# Fundraiser
From The42
# Fundraiser

100,000 people will get up ridiculously early to walk and run for a great cause tomorrow

May 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 5,673 Views 3 Comments

The Darkness Into Light event takes place in 80 venues around Ireland and the world on Saturday morning.

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 13,193 Views 25 Comments

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

34 intercounty GAA jerseys proudly on display at Dublin airport
# Dub32
From The42
# Dub32

34 intercounty GAA jerseys proudly on display at Dublin airport

Mar 20th 2015, 1:03 PM 7,400 Views 5 Comments

Unique exhibition aimed at increasing awareness of suicide prevention and to raise funds for the Pieta House charity

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff

Mar 19th 2015, 7:23 PM 9,452 Views 11 Comments

Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years
# Depression
# Depression

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years

Feb 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 11,083 Views 20 Comments

There have been calls for specialised suicide prevention programmes in prisons.

After 29 deaths by suicide, Samaritan signs are going up at all railway station platforms
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

After 29 deaths by suicide, Samaritan signs are going up at all railway station platforms

Jan 12th 2015, 10:04 AM 6,524 Views 14 Comments

It’s hoped the signs will encourage people to seek help from the Samaritans if they need someone to talk to.

Let's get physical - it will get you mentally fit this year too
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

Let's get physical - it will get you mentally fit this year too

Jan 2nd 2015, 10:30 PM 19,868 Views 5 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life

Jan 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 50,772 Views 20 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year

Dec 31st 2014, 9:15 PM 18,826 Views 9 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

How to reach out to someone who is feeling down: a guide

Dec 30th 2014, 9:30 PM 33,128 Views 9 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

How your food is affecting your mood
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

How your food is affecting your mood

Dec 28th 2014, 10:00 PM 50,753 Views 41 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

Illegal Irish in New York fear 'anybody in a shirt and tie who might rat them out'
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Illegal Irish in New York fear 'anybody in a shirt and tie who might rat them out'

Dec 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,667 Views 32 Comments

More than €72,000 has been provided to fund counselling and suicide prevention services to the Irish community in New York.

Ask.fm is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Ask.fm is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy

Nov 4th 2014, 10:07 AM 10,809 Views 67 Comments

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

Ask.fm is moving its HQ to Ireland
# Controversial Site
# Controversial Site

Ask.fm is moving its HQ to Ireland

Nov 3rd 2014, 12:56 PM 9,759 Views 14 Comments

The controversial website says that they’ve updated their safety policies.

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 9,086 Views 31 Comments

Perhaps both.

"Mortified, we hope it'll be grand": Enda speaks out on male depression
# Bottling It Up
# Bottling It Up

"Mortified, we hope it'll be grand": Enda speaks out on male depression

Oct 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,976 Views 32 Comments

Men “tend to suffer in silence, or stubbornness”, the Taoiseach said today.

Opinion: Would you know how to react if someone revealed they were suicidal?
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Opinion: Would you know how to react if someone revealed they were suicidal?

Sep 28th 2014, 8:30 AM 192 Views 14 Comments

Death is an inevitable part of life – but suicide is not. We all need to arm ourselves with the skills to intervene and assist people when they need help.

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