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# suicide - Yesterday’s News

How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act?

Ireland has exceptionally high rates of male suicide, but it’s being met with a wall of silence.

# suicide - 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 - Monday 16 March, 2015

Suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland linked to recession

In 2008, the trend of falling suicide rates started to reverse and self-harm among both men and women has also been rising.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

# suicide - Saturday 14 March, 2015

‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’ Dealing With Depression This post contains videos

‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’

Ryan Mangan is one of five young people representing Ireland at an international poetry festival.

# suicide - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity Donal Walsh This post contains videos

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity

Kathleen Lynch has been paid undisclosed damages.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning.

The suicide rate in Ireland was higher in 2001 than in any post-downturn year

The 2004 rate of 12.2 per 100,000 hasn’t been exceeded in the last 11 years.

# suicide - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Ryan Tubridy interview about depression stopped man about to take his own life

He wrote to Ryan Tubridy today to thank the show.

# suicide - 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 - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases

A study found that both men and women of all ages were equally vulnerable to the effects of rising unemployment.

# suicide - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Opinion: Men are talking, but are we listening?

Five times more men than women are dying by suicide in Ireland today – why isn’t more being done to help?

# suicide - Sunday 25 January, 2015

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we’re rushed off our feet?

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.

# suicide - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Fears that deaths by suicide rose over Christmas period

Calls to Console’s helpline rose by one third over the festive season.

Peter Coonan stars in new advert for suicide prevention

The actor has played roles in RTÉ’s ‘Love/ Hate’ and ‘The Guarantee’.

# suicide - Friday 9 January, 2015

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

# suicide - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Why getting enough sleep is vital – and how to get it

All over the festive season, is bringing you little things to help keep your mental health in check.

# suicide - Friday 2 January, 2015

‘We are left with so many questions’: Valerie Greaney laid to rest in Cobh

Michael Greaney will be laid to rest at a separate mass tomorrow.

# suicide - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Cobh couple Valerie and Michael Greaney to have separate funerals

The funeral of Valerie Greaney will take place on Friday. Michael Greaney’s funeral will be held separately.

# suicide - Sunday 21 December, 2014

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 The42 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.

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