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#Suicide Prevention

# suicide-prevention - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?
# Support
# Support

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

Sep 14th 2014, 4:30 PM 15,646 Views 43 Comments

Aware is a support service for people dealing with depression, it’s looking for volunteers.

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Opinion: 'We patrol the waters on the look out for someone contemplating suicide'
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Opinion: 'We patrol the waters on the look out for someone contemplating suicide'

Sep 10th 2014, 8:00 PM 293 Views 11 Comments

Since Waterford Search and Rescue was established they have saved 74 lives.

Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems
# Still Stigmatised
# Still Stigmatised

Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems

Sep 10th 2014, 2:30 PM 11,056 Views 32 Comments

65% say mental health treatment is seen as a sign of failure.

Lynch: 'We have to be careful about cases where we suspect suicide but there's no evidence'
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Lynch: 'We have to be careful about cases where we suspect suicide but there's no evidence'

Sep 10th 2014, 10:05 AM 5,712 Views 21 Comments

Today is World Suicide Awareness Day.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch
# Hope And Cope
# Hope And Cope

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch

Sep 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,492 Views 13 Comments

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 4 September, 2014

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds - WHO report
# Prevention
# Prevention

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds - WHO report

Sep 4th 2014, 10:10 AM 7,958 Views 21 Comments

A major new report by WHO is calling for action in addressing “a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long”.

# suicide-prevention - Sunday 3 August, 2014

"I miss him, but it's okay." - 10-year-old girl talks about her dad who died by suicide
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

"I miss him, but it's okay." - 10-year-old girl talks about her dad who died by suicide

Aug 3rd 2014, 5:52 PM 33,643 Views 10 Comments

Andy Morgan died on New Year’s Eve in 2010.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 30 May, 2014

Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year
# Prevention
# Prevention

Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year

May 30th 2014, 2:53 PM 8,686 Views 54 Comments

But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Worried about someone? Here's how to help a friend in crisis
# Sponsored By Pieta House
# Sponsored By Pieta House

Worried about someone? Here's how to help a friend in crisis

Apr 29th 2014, 5:13 PM 29,652 Views 31 Comments

An eight-step action plan to help anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 21 March, 2014

Eoghan McDermott posts moving video about his own self-harm experience
# Moving
From The Daily Edge
# Moving

Eoghan McDermott posts moving video about his own self-harm experience

Mar 21st 2014, 11:40 AM 3,629 Views 2 Comments

McDermott was speaking after helping to launch Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light charity run.

Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse
# Intentional Injury
# Intentional Injury

Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse

Mar 21st 2014, 10:02 AM 12,686 Views 47 Comments

That’s according to a new report from the European Child Safety Alliance.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 14 March, 2014

Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides
# Prevention
# Prevention

Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides

Mar 14th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,548 Views 54 Comments

Mayor Padraig Conneely says that something has to be done to tackle suicide rates in Galway.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 7 March, 2014

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession

Mar 7th 2014, 10:25 PM 17,092 Views 48 Comments

That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 6 December, 2013

Would you wear a pin to show you will talk to someone about their mental health?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Would you wear a pin to show you will talk to someone about their mental health?

Dec 6th 2013, 2:47 PM 13,604 Views 144 Comments

The Hug For Life initiative is hoping that people will wear jewellery that shows that they’re willing to offer a listening ear.

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase

Nov 20th 2013, 9:20 PM 8,510 Views 27 Comments

The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Suicide resource centre dedicates rooms to Donal Walsh
# Kerry
# Kerry

Suicide resource centre dedicates rooms to Donal Walsh

Sep 24th 2013, 11:21 AM 4,541 Views 14 Comments

Donal Walsh’s parents donated funds to the Console Centre in Tralee so special rooms for teens could be refurbished.

# suicide-prevention - Monday 9 September, 2013

President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention
# Suicide In Ireland
# Suicide In Ireland

President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention

Sep 9th 2013, 5:14 PM 4,399 Views 29 Comments

The President says everyone needs to play a role in preventing suicide, and has called for a more open and tolerant society in which people aren’t afraid to seek help.

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Irishman to cycle for 30 hours with no sleep for suicide charity
# Suicide
# Suicide

Irishman to cycle for 30 hours with no sleep for suicide charity

Aug 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,544 Views 41 Comments

Ricky Geoghegan said he is frustrated at how “useless” he feels about the proliferation of suicide and lack of awareness around it.

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action

Jun 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 234 Views 44 Comments

We should be thinking about how we are going to solve Ireland’s problem with suicide -and the first step is trying to communicate, writes Dr Gary McDonald.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 17 May, 2013

Second date added as 'huge demand' for suicide prevention training
# Gatekeepers
# Gatekeepers

Second date added as 'huge demand' for suicide prevention training

May 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,193 Views 7 Comments

Console is running the programmed in Dublin at the end of this month.

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention?

May 16th 2013, 9:57 AM 15,791 Views 169 Comments

A Senator has suggested that a one to four per cent levy would raise major funds for these resources. Would you support it?

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 31 January, 2013

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published

Jan 31st 2013, 11:09 AM 4,150 Views 5 Comments

The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Irish app launched to aid suicide prevention and intervention
# App
# App

Irish app launched to aid suicide prevention and intervention

Jan 17th 2013, 3:35 PM 8,611 Views 20 Comments

The free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Calls for new pressure on government after diversion of mental health funds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Calls for new pressure on government after diversion of mental health funds

Dec 29th 2012, 5:53 PM 6,832 Views 83 Comments

Sinn Féin criticises news that some mental health funding was diverted towards covering up for other health spending.

# suicide-prevention - Monday 17 December, 2012

Dept of Education to issue guidelines on suicide prevention
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Dept of Education to issue guidelines on suicide prevention

Dec 17th 2012, 6:18 PM 9,099 Views 58 Comments

It comes after a number of secondary school girls have been found dead in the past year.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Demand for counselling services increase in Tallaght as recession bites
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Demand for counselling services increase in Tallaght as recession bites

Oct 16th 2012, 10:28 AM 4,028 Views 17 Comments

Around 1 per cent of the population of Tallaght will have sought counselling by the end of the year.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Pieta House to open suicide crisis centre in Galway
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Pieta House to open suicide crisis centre in Galway

Sep 11th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,158 Views 4 Comments

“We were in a fortunate position that we weren’t getting anything from the Government” – Joan Freeman, CEO.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Irish suicide prevention charity to expand services to UK
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Irish suicide prevention charity to expand services to UK

Aug 21st 2012, 7:19 AM 3,114 Views 21 Comments

Console is to open an office in London following discussions with the UK Department of Health and the Metropolitan Police.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 30 June, 2012

World record attempt for most 'nuns' in one place
# Nunday
From The Daily Edge
# Nunday

World record attempt for most 'nuns' in one place

Jun 30th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,220 Views 30 Comments

1,400 people expected to don full nuns habits in Listowel, Kerry, today to raise funds for suicide prevention

# suicide-prevention - Friday 22 June, 2012

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year
# Suicide
# Suicide

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year

Jun 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,588 Views 8 Comments

The leading medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles to highlight suicide’s impact globally.

# suicide-prevention - Monday 30 April, 2012

Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme

Apr 30th 2012, 3:17 PM 2,729 Views 17 Comments

#DepressionHurts campaign asks schools to give over one lesson to educating children on spotting depression in others – and reaching out if they are suffering.

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Facebook aims to help prevent suicide
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook aims to help prevent suicide

Dec 13th 2011, 11:38 AM 3,440 Views 14 Comments

A programme being launched on the site, which has 800 million users, aims to put a person expressing suicidal thoughts in immediate contact with a crisis counsellor.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 24 September, 2011

More Oireachtas suicide prevention training planned after one TD, one senator show up for first class
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

More Oireachtas suicide prevention training planned after one TD, one senator show up for first class

Sep 24th 2011, 5:06 PM 895 Views 14 Comments

The half-day course was being provided by the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 23 September, 2011

TDs and Senators to receive suicide awareness training
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

TDs and Senators to receive suicide awareness training

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:40 AM 524 Views 16 Comments

A cross-party group of TDs, Senators and Oireachtas staff will take part in potentially life-saving ‘safeTALK’ training today.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Events around the country to mark World Suicide Prevention Day
# Suicide
# Suicide

Events around the country to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Sep 10th 2011, 12:04 PM 867 Views 1 Comment

An estimated 486 people took their own lives in Ireland last year. Events are being held around the world today to raise awareness.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 9 September, 2011

Resignation of suicide prevention officer will not affect services - HSE
# Resignation
# Resignation

Resignation of suicide prevention officer will not affect services - HSE

Sep 9th 2011, 6:22 PM 675 Views 5 Comments

Geoff Day, the Director of the National Office for Suicide Prevention, has resigned to pursue further studies in Trinity College.

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Forty per cent rise in people seeking help from suicide crisis centre
# Suicide
# Suicide

Forty per cent rise in people seeking help from suicide crisis centre

Sep 3rd 2011, 5:43 PM 524 Views 19 Comments

The crisis centre Pieta House said that the recession is contributing to the increase.

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Poll: Should emotional literacy be taught in schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should emotional literacy be taught in schools?

Feb 16th 2011, 10:14 AM 1,179 Views 0 Comments

A child psychiatrist is proposing ‘emotional literacy’ be added to the school curriculum. What do you think?