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# 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

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event Before Sunrise This post contains videos

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.

# suicide - Thursday 14 April, 2016

VIDEO: If you break your arm, it is fixed but what happens when your mind is broken?

Doug Leddin’s powerful video message has been shared thousands of times since he posted it last night.

# suicide - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month

Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.

# suicide - Monday 4 April, 2016

"If I had him back now, I'd hug him, then I'd smack him" - Mother whose son took his own life

Elaine Clear was speaking to Ray D’Arcy today.

# suicide - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Lad Bible apologises to Prison Break star over meme about weight gain

Actor Wentworth Miller said on social media that the pictures were taken while he was suffering from depression.

Panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts: the human cost of the housing crisis

National suicide prevention charity Console says an increasing number of people with housing difficulties are seeking help to deal with mental health issues.

# suicide - Friday 25 March, 2016

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# suicide - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'A lot of young Irish people don't see a future': Blindboy gives powerful interview about suicide Channel 4 This post contains videos

'A lot of young Irish people don't see a future': Blindboy gives powerful interview about suicide

The Rubberbandits member spoke about the suicide epidemic in Ireland.

# suicide - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The42 'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide Mental Health

'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.

# suicide - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# suicide - Friday 18 March, 2016

No explanation for why police release pictures of gun Kurt Cobain used to take his own life

It’s unclear why they’re making them public at this time.

# suicide - Thursday 17 March, 2016

This young woman's powerful story about grief and suicide is going viral

“Those nights that I used to cry myself to sleep I held onto one thing; I held onto hope.”

# suicide - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen

There’s a new plan to ensure people who self-harm get the help they need.

# suicide - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help' Broken System This post contains videos

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# suicide - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Man kills 14 members of his family with butcher's knife before suicide

Police said the man took his own life after slitting the throats of family members.

# suicide - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Family of Caoilte O'Broin hold 'Anyone's Brother' candlelit vigil

The family say they want to stop families having no one to turn to.

# suicide - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Marriages are becoming the hidden victims of home repossession

Debt support charity Phoenix Project Ireland says 3 in 5 of their clients are women going through separation.

# suicide - Thursday 21 January, 2016

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation' Suicide This post contains videos

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

# suicide - Monday 18 January, 2016

Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here's what gardaí want to do about it

As it stands gardaí do not receive specialist counselling services which are available to other emergency services.

# suicide - Friday 25 December, 2015

Feeling down today? There are people you can talk to

Christmas can be a difficult time for people, but help is out there.

# suicide - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Frenchman who decapitated boss takes his own life in jail

Yassin Salhi, who was 35, carried out the grisly attack on his boss in June.

# suicide - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Mother of tragic Skeffington brothers: 'They loved each other very much'

Shane Michael Skeffington killed his younger brother Brandon before taking his own life last year.

# suicide - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'

“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”

# suicide - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'I lost two brothers to suicide. It’s unimaginable that it could happen twice'

With suicide you are robbed of the natural grieving process. It should be about the person but the act takes over, writes Mary O’Neill.

# suicide - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life

Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz had been embezzling money from a police program for local young people.

# suicide - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death Suicide This post contains videos

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death

Susan Williams says the actor was suffering from both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.