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# suicide - Yesterday’s News

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# suicide - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Suicide rates are falling - but how can we get them to zero?

We need to improve the services that look after children with mental health difficulties, a leading Irish expert in mental health care says.

# suicide - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

# suicide - Sunday 14 May, 2017

13 Reasons Why: 'Drama is actually a good place for young people to explore tough themes'

We have to give teen viewers some credit for knowing the difference between truth and fiction, right and wrong, safe and dangerous, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# suicide - Friday 12 May, 2017

'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley Justice For Dara This post contains videos

'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley

At a vigil in Dublin this evening, her brother Sean called for a change in how the State treats addicts.

# suicide - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Deplorable and revolting' treatment of deceased activist Dara Quigley is raised in the Dáil RIP This post contains videos

'Deplorable and revolting' treatment of deceased activist Dara Quigley is raised in the Dáil

A video of Dara Quigley’s arrest by gardaí was put online in the days before her death.

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# suicide - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# suicide - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'I was going to end my life or I was going to get better. That was the choice I had'

Gary Seery turned to exercise to help him cope with anxiety and depression

# suicide - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby

The video was apparently available for viewing online for almost 24 hours until Facebook took it down.

# suicide - Monday 24 April, 2017

'Paul wanted to talk. But there was nobody to talk to'

Patricia Turner lost her son to suicide in 2009.

# suicide - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From The42 Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison Dead

Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison

The tight end was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Mark Zuckerberg vows to tackle spate of murder videos being uploaded to Facebook

Steve Stephens videoed himself shooting a random pensioner in the face and uploaded the video to Facebook.

# suicide - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'We're not hiding anymore': Prince William and Lady Gaga talk about mental health Heads Together This post contains videos

'We're not hiding anymore': Prince William and Lady Gaga talk about mental health

The British royals are teaming up with some famous faces to raise awareness.

# suicide - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Boy (8) dies after shooting at California school

In total, three people have died including the gunman.

# suicide - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group

In one year, 47 practitioners asked one particular group for help with substance abuse, depression, and other issues.

# suicide - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

# suicide - Monday 6 March, 2017

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

# suicide - Friday 17 February, 2017

Colm Hayes: 'Anxiety comes with the job. I don’t hold it in and I’m a stronger person because of it'

Much has been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression by initiatives like Cycle Against Suicide, writes Colm Hayes.

# suicide - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

The number of people self-harming in Ireland is continuing to rise

A conference will be held next month to raise awareness of how to tackle self-harm.

# suicide - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Depression, stress and emigration: Why medical students need to talk about mental health

A new campaign is aiming to take away the stigma some people feel about discussing issues such as depression and suicide.

# suicide - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Funeral of Mayo woman who died in murder-suicide with son (7) told, 'We need to care for each other'

Her son Oisín was laid to rest in Co Wicklow on 23 December.

# suicide - 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.

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

'We've been abandoned here': The town fighting back against the scourge of suicide

Retired detective Joe Leahy is one of many fighting back against suicide.

# suicide - Sunday 18 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles

FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.

# suicide - Saturday 17 December, 2016

'I don't want any parent to experience what I did': Taxi man's crusading mission against suicide

Following his son’s death in 2008, Dan Connolly is dedicating his life to help others in a similar position.

# suicide - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Irish woman waiting to hear about extradition to US is on suicide watch

The mother-of-one is wanted by US authorities in connection with an alleged multi-million euro steroid distribution enterprise.

Evan Rachel Wood discusses impact of being raped in powerful letter

The Westworld actor said she was raped twice – once by a partner and once by a bar owner.

# suicide - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'

There’s a greater vulnerability associated with improv than other forms of performance, Neil Curran explains why that doesn’t have to be scary.

Two-month-old girl among four dead in suspected murder-suicide in Alaska

The victims have been identified as Linda Hutton (54), Emily McDonald (22), McKay Hutton (22) and eight-week-old Teagan Hutton.

# suicide - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing

Isis said the man had killed himself yesterday.

# suicide - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Suspect in German bomb plot found dead in cell

Jaber Albakr was discovered hanged in his jail cell.

# suicide - Thursday 6 October, 2016

No evidence of Garda misconduct in case where man shot himself in head

A GSOC report found that there had been no wrongdoing by gardaí in the incident.

"Emotions are just sucked from the body" - Sinn Féin TD speaks about his brothers' suicides

“Over the years I have seen too many of my friends end their lives by suicide.”

# suicide - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Jim Carrey is being sued over the death of his Irish ex-girlfriend

Cathriona White’s estranged husband alleges Carrey supplied drugs to the Tipperary native.

# suicide - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'It’s extremely difficult to call up a stranger and start pouring your heart out'

Meet the volunteers answering late-night calls from students who need to talk.

# suicide - 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.

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.

# suicide - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief Finem Respice This post contains videos

'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief

Vickey Curtis lost three important women in her life: her mother, friend and granny.

# suicide - Friday 5 August, 2016

Bressie to head up youth group on mental health

The GAA’s Rob Hennelly will also be a member of the new task force which is due to meet in November.

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