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#Suicide

# suicide - Friday 12 September, 2014

The number of suicides has dropped by a quarter in the last year CSO

The number of suicides has dropped by a quarter in the last year

There were 77 suicides registered in Ireland from January to March.

# suicide - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Save grieving families from ‘trial-like’ suicide inquests: Console

Suicide-prevention charity says Ireland should look to Scotland to help suffering relatives.

Opinion: ‘We patrol the waters on the look out for someone contemplating suicide’

Since Waterford Search and Rescue was established they have saved 74 lives.

Most of us see Irish society as hostile to mental health problems

65% say mental health treatment is seen as a sign of failure.

Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

# suicide - Monday 8 September, 2014

‘I have forgiven him’ – Cork woman opens up about crash that killed her young family

“I have an army in heaven that kick my ass out of bed every morning.”

# suicide - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Raonaid Murray, Lego, and Brian Cody: The week in numbers

Plus: How much will the new Garda Commissioner be paid?

Living with a ‘black dog’: An animated guide you really should watch

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# suicide - Friday 5 September, 2014

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

# suicide - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds – WHO report

A major new report by WHO is calling for action in addressing “a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long”.

# suicide - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Emergency services staff reach out to people at risk of suicide

The Limerick members of the Fire and Rescue Service, gardaí and ambulance staff will all take part in the training.

# suicide - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities

Almost €20,000 has been raised for Pieta House so far.

# suicide - Friday 22 August, 2014

Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion

The Pro Life Campaign described the response by pro-choice groups as “undignified clamour”.

# suicide - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know

The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.

# suicide - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Hearing of Robin Williams suicide ‘pressed little buttons inside’ families all over Ireland

TheJournal.ie talks to a mother bereaved by suicide about the short death cert and Robin Williams.

# suicide - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams (1951 – 2014) RIP

Remembering Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

Genie, you’re free.

Opinion: Robin Williams’ death is a tragedy we should learn from – reach out to someone. Today.

Ask someone how they’re doing today, and listen – really listen – to the answer.

‘It was amazing to be listened to’ – This service helped 2,500 young people last year

More than 11% of the young people presenting at the mental health programme said they’d had suicidal thoughts.

# suicide - Thursday 7 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# suicide - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Joan Burton defends new death certs after ‘hidden suicide’ claims

Where and when will grieving families be required to disclose a cause of death?

# suicide - Sunday 3 August, 2014

# 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.

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