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# Suicide

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'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'
The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.
Man kills 14 members of his family with butcher's knife before suicide
Police said the man took his own life after slitting the throats of family members.
Family of Caoilte O'Broin hold 'Anyone's Brother' candlelit vigil
The family say they want to stop families having no one to turn to.
Marriages are becoming the hidden victims of home repossession
Debt support charity Phoenix Project Ireland says 3 in 5 of their clients are women going through separation.
The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing
Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.
WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'
“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”
Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here's what gardaí want to do about it
As it stands gardaí do not receive specialist counselling services which are available to other emergency services.
Feeling down today? There are people you can talk to
Christmas can be a difficult time for people, but help is out there.
Frenchman who decapitated boss takes his own life in jail
Yassin Salhi, who was 35, carried out the grisly attack on his boss in June.
Mother of tragic Skeffington brothers: 'They loved each other very much'
Shane Michael Skeffington killed his younger brother Brandon before taking his own life last year.
Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'
“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”
'I lost two brothers to suicide. It’s unimaginable that it could happen twice'
With suicide you are robbed of the natural grieving process. It should be about the person but the act takes over, writes Mary O’Neill.
'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life
Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz had been embezzling money from a police program for local young people.
Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death
Susan Williams says the actor was suffering from both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
Celebrity suicides lead to increase in suicidal tendencies
A study found that activity on ‘SuicideWatch’ changed dramatically in the weeks after celebrity suicides.
'She was kind and considerate. She never realised how much she was loved'
Carmel Lynch, whose daughter died by suicide earlier this month, has urged anyone with mental health issues to seek health.
'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide'
A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.
Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'
Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.
'Part of you wants to tell someone, but you're afraid of their reaction so you keep it to yourself'
‘I’m not a mental health expert but I do know how it feels to be in a really dark place and how lonely it can be’, writes Marie Duffy.
Teen girl charged with "recklessly" encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life
18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Massachusetts last summer.
"I knew something wasn't right" - A taxi driver stopped a man jumping off a Kilkenny bridge this morning
It’s the 50th time in less than a year.
Two suicides connected to the Ashley Madison website hack
Canadian Police say a link has yet to be confirmed.
Man dies from college dorm fall after trying to talk man down from 14 storey ledge
A second man, who was apparently distraught on the ledge, also fell and is in a critical condition.
ITV journalist 'tries to save man' after apparent suicide in Greek harbour
Tom Bradbury says a number of police looked on as the man died.
The mystery of 'Mayerling: 126-year-old letters penned by crown prince's mistress emerge
The suicide notes were discovered in a bank vault, giving more insight into history’s greatest love affair.
This simple thing is helping men open up about suicide
It’s being hailed a breakthrough.
Woman who died in Texas jail cell told police of previous suicide attempt
The woman’s family disputes this claim and their lawyer said social activists like Bland “don’t take their own life”.
13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives
The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.
Man who climbed Everest in shorts can teach you how to control your immune system
It can be as simple as breathing in and breathing out.
'It was a normal day, then I saw a man about to take his own life'
“For hours after I could not stop crying, I was shaking.”
Man sets himself alight on Japanese bullet train
Several other passengers had to be treated for smoke inhalation
26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.
'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'
The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.
France centre Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt, depression and bulimia
The Toulon star lifts the lid on a difficult period in his life in a new autobiography.
Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life
Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.
Man rescued after trying to hang himself outside Leinster House
The incident took place in the last hour.
Teen who took his own life after posting photos online is buried
The PSNI has issued a warning to young people about the death of the 17-year-old.
177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971
“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”
Teen took his own life after being tricked into posting images online
Police in Northern Ireland have issued advice to young people about their online activity following the boy’s death.
'Can GSOC continue with the confidence of the public and gardaí? Yes it can' - Frances Fitzgerald
The justice minister last night opted for an independent investigation into Garda Sergeant Michael Galvin’s death.