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#Suicide

# suicide - Yesterday’s News

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# 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.

# suicide - Monday 1 August, 2016

# suicide - 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 - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week

Kelly, his wife Patricia, and son Tim have filed three affidavits which counsel for Console has asked for more time to consider.

# suicide - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Suicide charity Console to be wound down

Staff are being briefed this afternoon.

# suicide - Monday 4 July, 2016

Teenage girl to face trial for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself

Michelle Carter told her boyfriend to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes.

# suicide - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the charity regulator is seeking assurances robust governance is in place.

# suicide - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Concerns raised about finances at suicide charity Console

A number of irregularities have been uncovered by RTÉ.

# suicide - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

# suicide - 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 - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'See you in two minutes, ma': A 15-year-old boy's last words to his mother

Linda Allen describes the harrowing experience of losing her teenage son to suicide.

# suicide - Saturday 7 May, 2016

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Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event

All over the country (and overseas too) people got up ridiculously early to run for Pieta House.

# suicide - Friday 6 May, 2016

Amid Dáil uncertainty, Clare Daly reads letter from woman whose sister died by suicide

Clare Daly tells the Dáil what is really going on in the lives of those in the real world.

# suicide - Monday 2 May, 2016

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

# suicide - Saturday 30 April, 2016

A Mayo man is starting a barefoot walk around Ireland tomorrow

Eamonn Keaveney hopes to raise money for mental health services – and break a world record – as he sets off on his journey.

# suicide - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Limerick beauty queen speaks of finding body of friend who died by suicide

Judy Fitzgerald said her grief inspired her to help raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.

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