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# 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.

# suicide - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Samaritans to focus on effect of the internet on people with suicidal thoughts

A new study, in connection with Bristol University, is to look at how people use content online when experiencing suicidal thoughts.

# suicide - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Viral campaign reunites man who attempted suicide and stranger who talked him down We Found Mike

Viral campaign reunites man who attempted suicide and stranger who talked him down

Jonny Benjamin’s viral campaign to find the man who convinced him not to take his own life was a success.

# suicide - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish family make inspiring video for song which helped them through tragedy Just For Today

Irish family make inspiring video for song which helped them through tragedy

‘Just For Today’ by Dundalk singer Sinead McNally has a new video.

# suicide - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

The phoneline, which began as Tel-A-Friend in 1974, offers support and a listening ear to members of the LGBT community.

# suicide - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man who attempted suicide launches viral campaign to find stranger who gave him hope Findmike

Man who attempted suicide launches viral campaign to find stranger who gave him hope

Jonny Benjamin is searching for the man who approached him as he tried to take his own life.

# suicide - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.

# suicide - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

# suicide - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act – IMO

The IMO president has written to Minister for Health James Reilly saying guidelines are needed to help determine the suicide risk in these cases.

# suicide - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The Score De Rossi: Joining Manchester United would have been ‘suicide’ One Club Man

De Rossi: Joining Manchester United would have been ‘suicide’

The Italian midfielder has expressed his relief at remaining with Roma last summer.

# suicide - Monday 23 December, 2013

Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers

Study recommended that awareness of mental health issues be particularly targeted at young male teens.

# suicide - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people “still hurting very much”

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

# suicide - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Christmas pressures cause spike in demand for mental health services

One mental health charity has seen a 20 per cent jump in visits to its site in December alone.

# suicide - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Wexford ‘bridge watch’ team responded to 20 incidents in past 12 months

Marine Watch was set up in December last year. It’s the first 12 month period since records began that there hasn’t been one suicide in Wexford Harbour.

# suicide - Friday 6 December, 2013

Would you wear a pin to show you will talk to someone about their mental health?

The Hug For Life initiative is hoping that people will wear jewellery that shows that they’re willing to offer a listening ear.

# suicide - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Suicide bomb attack kills dozens in Yemen

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the country’s defence ministry.

# suicide - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Erin and Shannon Gallagher’s mother takes legal action against school

Lorraine Gallagher has filed papers against the Donegal Vocational Education Committee (VEC).

# suicide - Monday 2 December, 2013

Elber Twomey statement: ‘I loved being baba Oisin’s mom and I loved being Connie’s wife’

The only survivor of a crash, which killed her baby, her husband and her unborn child questioned how police dealt with information about the suicidal taxi driver who drove into their family vehicle.

# suicide - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Thousands gather to remember loved ones lost to suicide

Console held six special Celebration of Light events around the country today.

# suicide - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Would you pledge to keep watch over one vulnerable person this month?

One in four Irish people experience mental health issues – campaign asks that people commit to provide support to someone they know who might need it.

# suicide - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish father of suicide victim calls for more action on red-haired bullying

Helena Farrell was 15 years old when she took her own life. It is believed she was bullied because of the colour of her hair.

Cancer death rates for Ireland’s older women higher than EU average

Eurostat figures show that circulatory diseases are the most prevalent cause of deaths of over 65s in the EU28 countries.

# suicide - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Two thirds of students say they know someone who died by suicide

Half of the 1,400 young people surveyed said they had witnessed bullying online, while a large number admitted saying things on the internet that they never would in person.

# suicide - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year

Another child was murdered while in HSE aftercare.

Reviews detail tragic deaths of ‘bubbly’, ‘charming’ children

The HSE has published reports on the deaths of six children in care or known to the HSE.

# suicide - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

“There were no warning signs”: Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems

Clarke, whose son Andrew died by suicide last year, been speaking to TV3 about the issue, and is calling for more funding to be made available for an awareness campaign.

# suicide - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

# suicide - Friday 1 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about a human body part found in Meath, continued water restrictions and a shooting at LAX.

# suicide - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Column: Facing the fear – over half our population drinks in a high-risk way

It’s impossible to seriously address mental health in Ireland without resolving our harmful relationship with alcohol, says Suzanne Costello.

# suicide - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

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