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# suicide - Yesterday’s News

New York reeling after policemen shot dead in their car before gunman shoots himself

The man posted online that he was planning to kill two police officers in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

# suicide - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

# suicide - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# suicide - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The Score GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse GAA

GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse

The official suffered abuse on the social media network after a club game.

# suicide - Thursday 4 December, 2014

The King Nidge runners have been donated to charity… but they could be yours

Pieta House are now in possession of the coveted shoes, and are running a text-to-win competition.

# suicide - Saturday 29 November, 2014

# suicide - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death?

Suicide is the most preventable cause of death if people will talk and we can listen.

‘We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about suicide – it’s the only way to understand it’

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

# suicide - Monday 10 November, 2014

Suicide bomber disguised in school uniform kills 48 students at assembly

Today’s high school attack is the latest by Boko Haram militants.

Rolling Stones in legal insurance feud over tour cancellation

The tour was cancelled following the suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

# suicide - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Robin Williams’ death officially ruled a suicide

The 63-year-old had become more paranoid in the time before he took his own life, coroners have said.

# suicide - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new ‘suicide prevention app’

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

Poll: Do you object to’s move to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you object to’s move to Ireland?

The controversial site has updated its safety policies after reports of cyberbullying.

# suicide - Tuesday 4 November, 2014 is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn’t happy

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

# suicide - Monday 3 November, 2014

From Business ETC is moving its HQ to Ireland Controversial Site 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

Bereaved by suicide: ‘Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain’

Ruth McCabe talks to Ear to the Ground about her husband’s suicide.

# suicide - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Twomey family tragedy used for garda training

Elber Twomey will also appear on the Saturday Night show tonight.

# suicide - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Prisoner took his own life nine days after being moved to Cork Prison as a punishment

The 25-year-old prisoner was found hanged in his cell.

# suicide - Friday 24 October, 2014

Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide

Don’t worry though, he won’t be running with an actual child on his shoulders.

# suicide - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall

I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.

# suicide - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Where’s the missing €15 million?… Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.

# suicide - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here’s how many people were admitted to psychiatric units in Ireland last year

The Health Research Board released the figures today.

“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 - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming

Ireland has the 4th highest rate of suicide among 15-19 year olds in the EU.

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.

# suicide - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

Teen death sparks calls for schools to start teaching children about their mental health

The body of a 15-year-old girl was found in south Dublin yesterday.

# suicide - 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 - Friday 26 September, 2014

‘I could never hate him’: Helen O’Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers

Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.

# suicide - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

‘Sad and depressed’ but not ‘actively suicidal’ – the HSE’s verdict on Ms Y

RTÉ Prime Time has revealed that the HSE believes there was “an overall lack of coordination” in the handling of the case.

# suicide - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘The anger and pain get hold of me too quickly – I feel trapped and afraid’

A young person experiencing mental health problems gives an honest and unflinching account of what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, and the challenges to finding help.

# suicide - Friday 19 September, 2014

554 people died by suicide in 2011

That is the highest number since 2001.

# suicide - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Experts disappointed at ‘sensationalised’ coverage of Charleville murder-suicide

Journalists should be more responsible with their words and story framing, according to research.

# suicide - Friday 12 September, 2014

The number of suicides has dropped by a quarter in the last year CSO

The number of suicides has dropped by a quarter in the last year

There were 77 suicides registered in Ireland from January to March.

# suicide - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Save grieving families from ‘trial-like’ suicide inquests: Console

Suicide-prevention charity says Ireland should look to Scotland to help suffering relatives.

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.

Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

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