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#Suicide Prevention

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Friday 11 August, 2017

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Monday 5 June, 2017

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Monday 8 May, 2017

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 6 May, 2017

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

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Friday 5 May, 2017

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

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 10 September, 2016

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Monday 5 September, 2016

New Facebook tools allow you to help someone who might be at risk of suicide

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

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

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

# suicide-prevention - Friday 1 July, 2016

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Concerns raised about finances at suicide charity Console

A number of irregularities have been uncovered by RTÉ.

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 10 September, 2015

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'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.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 8 May, 2015

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

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

# suicide-prevention - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

34 intercounty GAA jerseys proudly on display at Dublin airport

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

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Monday 23 February, 2015

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years

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

# suicide-prevention - Monday 12 January, 2015

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Friday 2 January, 2015

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life

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

# suicide-prevention - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Express yourself: How you can find your passion this year

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

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Sunday 28 December, 2014

How your food is affecting your mood

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

# suicide-prevention - Friday 12 December, 2014

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

# suicide-prevention - Monday 3 November, 2014

Ask.fm is moving its HQ to Ireland

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 This post contains videos

# suicide-prevention - Friday 10 October, 2014

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

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

# suicide-prevention - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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

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.

# suicide-prevention - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

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'

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

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

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

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