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# suicide - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

‘I was boiling pasta and eggs in the kettle just to feed the kids’

Bridget and her two children lived in temporary accommodation over a pub when they became homeless, sharing a toilet with customers.

# suicide - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb

At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded.

# suicide - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

# suicide - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a ‘suicide risk’

A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?

Senators think it could raise €200 million a year to help improve mental health services. They’ll be discussing this and several other topics today.

# suicide - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge to get $76 million suicide barrier

Since the structure opened in 1937, officials say more than 1,400 people have plunged to their deaths.

# suicide - Friday 27 June, 2014

Father of gunman who killed six people says it’s his ‘duty’ to prevent future mass killings

Elliot Rodgers posted a video to YouTube before he killed six people and injured 13 others.

# suicide - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts

Researchers said that the findings should be a wake-up call that there is an urgent need for high quality services.

# suicide - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide

Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.

# suicide - Saturday 21 June, 2014

‘I stopped self-harming, the thoughts of suicide are gone and I don’t judge myself’

There is a breakthrough therapy helping Ireland to tackle the high incidence of suicide and self harm.

# suicide - Friday 20 June, 2014

Niall Collins admits that asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer was ‘a mistake’

Meanwhile, his party leader Micheál Martin says that the Limerick TD’s position IS tenable.

# suicide - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘One suicide within prison is too many’

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# suicide - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace

We asked and you told us. Here are some of your experiences of bullying in the workplace.

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

# suicide - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?

The recent story of two patients checking themselves out of psychiatric units days before taking their own lives is not a once-off.

# suicide - Thursday 5 June, 2014

‘He left a psychiatric ward, got in my taxi and then jumped off a cliff’

Concerns have been raised over support services for people with suicidal ideation who check out of psychiatric services over the last number of weeks.

# suicide - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Two patients leave psychiatric unit and take their own lives within days

It is believed that in both cases, the people signed themselves out of hospital.

# suicide - Friday 30 May, 2014

Women in Ireland are having fewer children

Teen pregnancies are down too, according to the CSO.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year

But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.

# suicide - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Booklet launched to combat “suicide crisis” and increase in rural isolation

Produced with Pieta House and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, it is aimed at helping individuals to recognise the signs of suicidal behaviour.

# suicide - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I’d be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up

After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.

# suicide - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Home and abroad, 80,000 turn out to walk from ‘Darkness into Light’ [pics]

There was a larger than expected turnout for the annual event, to raise funds for suicide charity Pieta House. Events were also held in London and Sydney this year.

# suicide - Friday 9 May, 2014

Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend

Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.

# suicide - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Irish rugby players given suicide prevention training

Former Munster star Marcus Horan says the reality of professional sport is that athletes must “switch on a persona”.

# suicide - Sunday 4 May, 2014

7,500 cyclists, 123 towns, and two weeks: The brave participants of the Cycle Against Suicide

“The cycle is about getting the message out that ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.

# suicide - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Almost half of suicides in community mental health services were not investigated

A HSE report found that some of the investigations that did take place were “informal”.

# suicide - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# suicide - Monday 28 April, 2014

Column: ‘He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life’

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

# suicide - Friday 18 April, 2014

Vice principal who was rescued from sinking ferry dies in apparent suicide

The body of Kang Min-Kyu was found near the gym where families of missing students are staying.

# suicide - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Government is ‘ignoring suicide crisis’ says Pieta House founder

Joan Freeman says that suicide is a “warm blanket used by our politicians during the cold days of campaigning, only to be shrugged off when elected”.

# suicide - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Widespread lack of training’ among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people On The Frontline

‘Widespread lack of training’ among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people

The Garda Representative Association’s John Parker said he’d like to see new training modules for student gardaí on mental health issues rolled out to everyone on the force.

# suicide - Friday 21 March, 2014

Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now’s your chance

The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.

From The Daily Edge New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police RIP

New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police

The images were discovered on an undeveloped roll of film in Seattle police archives.

# suicide - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the gardaí identifying attackers in viral assault video, AIB’s mortgage deals and the Christy Brown archive auction.

# suicide - Friday 14 March, 2014

Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides

Mayor Padraig Conneely says that something has to be done to tackle suicide rates in Galway.

# suicide - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# suicide - Friday 7 March, 2014

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession

That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.

# suicide - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

‘No ill will’: Stephanie Meehan’s classy response to McFeely suicide comment

In a new interview, Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely said he couldn’t be held responsible in any way for the death of Fiachra Daly.

# suicide - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Ireland to spend €8.8 million on reducing suicide this year

The HSE has released its suicide prevention plans for 2014.

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