Suicide Prevention

Ireland has highest European rate for young girls taking their own lives

New statistics show Ireland has the highest rate in Europe for young girls taking their own lives. Our reporter asks why and what can parents do? Suicide in Ireland is intrinsically linked with men. According to figures from the Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE), of the...

‘Cabinet must spend to save young lives’ from suicide

The Children’s Ombudsman has called on the Government to invest further funding in mental health services to overcome the stigma of suicide and to help save more young people from taking their own lives.   Some of the 3,000 attendees at the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders'...

ASIST and Safe TALK

ASIST and Safe TALK planned for January to June 2017

Please find below information attached on the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and Safe Talk courses planned for January to June 2017. ASIST and Safe TALK, January-June 2017 >>...

Current developments & initiatives on suicide prevention & post-vention in mayo

Current developments & initiatives on Suicide Prevention & Post-vention in Mayo

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Wednesday September 28th the Mayo Suicide Prevention Alliance hosted a workshop on current developments & initiatives on Suicide Prevention & Post-vention in Mayo. The presentations on the day included: Gerry Raleigh, Director National Office for Suicide Prevention Connecting for Life & its...

World Suicide Prevention Day - It's OK to talk

World Suicide Prevention Day

Saturday September10th is World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD16. Look out for your friends and remember, #itsokaytotalk   More on Suicide Prevention HERE...

Little Things can improve your game

The GAA and HSE are bringing the messages of protection, resilience and support for mental wellness to local communities.   The GAA and the HSE are working in partnership to bring the messages of protection, resilience and support for mental wellness to local communities. Both organisations are keen...

Tackling suicide and self-harm in Ireland

Ireland is 4th of 31 European countries when we compare suicide rates for young people aged 15-19   In 2014, the Central Statistics Office reported that 459 people died by suicide in Ireland. We also know there is a strong relationship between suicide and self-harming behaviours, which...

Samaritans urge people to ‘shush’ and to listen to others

A leading suicide prevention charity is challenging people to become better listeners. Every week, nine people in Ireland kill themselves. Good listening is hard, but the Samaritans believe it is essential in bringing down the number of suicides. The Samaritans respond to one call for help per...

Facebook rolls out its suicide prevention tools to users worldwide

Facebook has expanded its suicide prevention tools and, now, users around the world will be able to use them to support friends who they believe are at risk for self-harm or suicide. The tools were originally released to a limited number of English-language users in the...