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# Suicide

This year
Prison staff knew Cork man was suffering 'delusions' prior to fatal suicide attempt
Report finds staff did carry out a significant number of checks on cell – more than what is required by Irish Prison Service procedures.
Last year
Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support
Ken Kilbride says society needs to move change its thinking in relation to ADHD.
No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.
People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.
All time
'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.
Ireland's first national survey into suicide bereavement being launched today
The research aims to provide a national profile of the impact of suicide bereavement.
‘Hunted’ Jeremy Kyle diagnosed with anxiety disorder after show axed
The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, was pulled in 2019.
Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.
Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.
Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.
Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.
TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.
FactCheck: Is this widespread claim about the recent number of deaths by suicide in Ireland true?
The claim has spread widely on Facebook and Twitter and has caused significant distress.
Coroner delivers verdict in the death of UK TV presenter Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack’s mental state and her impending prosecution contributed to her suicide, the coroner found.
ITV boss says broadcaster will not make a show like Jeremy Kyle again
The programme was axed last year after an outcry following the death of guest Steve Dymond.
How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”
'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.
Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'
About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.
'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.
Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide
Lawyers representing women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein have vowed to go after his assets.
Jeffrey Epstein died from suicide by hanging, coroner concludes
The 66-year-old was accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex when he was found dead in his jail cell.
Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death
The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.
Canadian teen murder suspects died by apparent suicide, autopsies confirm
A manhunt was launched for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky after three people were found murdered.
Autopsy carried out on the body of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein
Epstein was found dead in his cell in a suspected suicide.
US teen suicide rates rose by 29% after release of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, study finds
Researchers said: ‘The results of this study should raise awareness that young people are particularly vulnerable to the media.’
Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars
Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.
Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family
“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.
'Pioneer, innovator and legend': Prodigy frontman Keith Flint dies aged 49
Tributes have been pouring in for the singer, who reportedly died by suicide.
'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings
The hoodie debuted during London Fashion Week.
'We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting on Instagram'
The CEO of the company says it needs to do more.
'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'
Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.
PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'
Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.
'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide
Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.
Suicide: Concerns that Netflix show 13 Reasons Why could lead to 'copycat cases'
The popular Netflix drama has proven controversial, with research around the world ongoing.
'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement
Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.
Juventus apologise for China 'suicide' condolence message
The case has drawn about 40 million views and generated thousands of comments in recent days.
Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer's death is ruled a suicide
Troyer died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office has reported.
Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland
The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.
Bertie Ahern opens up about his grandfather's suicide for the first time
Maurice Ahern died “due to shock and haemorrhage due to gunshot wounds to the chest, self-inflicted”.
'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'
Marise Gaughan writes about her father’s suicide, and how she copes with mental health issues. On World Suicide Prevention Day, she asks what we can do about suicide in Ireland.
15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health
The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.