Overprotecting children and problem-solving for them could contribute to higher suicide risks in later life, an Irish GP and author has warned.
Almost half of Irish people think those with mental health issues are untrustworthy, a new survey has found.
Topaz customers and staff have raised over €280,000 in the past two years for their charity partner Aware, it was revealed today.
Inquests into suicide deaths should be held in private, a leading charity has said.
Some 65% of people say being treated for a mental health problem is viewed by Irish society as a sign of failure, according to a new survey.
The Government is being urged to listen to the advice of frontline staff who hve expressed serious concern over the clinical management of the Carlow-Kilkenny / South Tipperary mental health services.
The HSE is calling on members of the public to make submissions about the development of a new national framework for suicide prevention.
The amount of calls from farmers to suicide prevention charity Console’s Farm and Rural Stress Helpline have increased by more than 300% over the past six months.
A suicide charity is warning that the "culture of humiliation" in Ireland is pushing young men to take their own lives.
The Government has today published new national guidelines on suicide prevention in post-primary schools.
Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch has today promised a high-profile public information campaign on the issue of suicide.
Middle-aged men from disadvantaged backgrounds are 10 times more likely to die by suicide because they have lost their masculine pride and identity, a study found.
Health Minister Mary Harney says she hopes to be able to protect funding for mental health in the forthcoming Budget.
A conference on suicide prevention opening this morning has been told that almost one in 10 teenagers aged between 14 and 16 have harmed themselves, and half of them had done so more than once.
The Samaritans has warned of an increase in the rates of suicide among men between their thirties and fifties because of the recession.
Junior Minister for Mental Health John Moloney said today that there is no extra money available to tackle the high rate of suicides in Ireland.
A new campaign aimed at reducing male suicide is being launched by the Samaritans.
Provisional figures released today have shown that 527 people took their own lives during 2009, a 24% increase on the previous year.
Fine Gael Spokesperson on Mental Health Dan Neville TD revealed today that, for the last nine months, the Fianna Fáil Government has repeatedly refused to hold a debate on suicide in the Dáil.
More than one person a day died by suicide in the first three months of the year, it emerged today.
A Fianna Fáil senator is calling is vowing to put pressure on the Government to do more to prevent suicide in Ireland.
Professionals working with suicidal clients said today that people need to be more aware of the issue.
Former MEP Dana Rosemary Scallon is to lead hundreds of people on a charity walk to promote suicide awareness.
A major conference is to discuss the potential impact of the recession on suicide levels in the country.
The latest report from the National Office for Suicide Prevention indicates that there is a levelling off in the suicide rate here.
Official figures severely underestimate the number of suicides in Ireland, a leading mental health campaigner warned today.
Suicide rates in the Republic are much higher than in the North, a study showed today.
The massive influence of the drinks industry on the Government is directly linked to dozens of suicides, an official report claimed today.
A new report has found that Irish suicide levels in the 1950s and 60s were three times higher than official records showed at the time.
Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan is being urged to outline the full circumstances surrounding the suicide of a young Limerick man in prison at the weekend.
Minister for Finance Brian Cowen must provide a minimum of €10m to fund suicide prevention initiatives in the next Budget, a Government Watchdog has claimed.
Children as young as six are being treated in hospital after attempting suicide, an alarming study revealed today.
Around 2,000 teenagers registered for a special text-based emotional support service in its first 48 hours, it emerged today.
A major international conference on suicide prevention will be launched today in Killarney.
Experts from across the world are due to discuss the issue of suicide at a special conference in Killarney, Co Kerry, this week.
A new study has reportedly found that Ireland's suicide rate may be significantly higher than previously accepted.
A psychologist in the North has warned about a possible suicide pact involving up to 12 teenagers in Co Armagh.
More than 11,000 people went to A&E departments last year after attempting to self harm, according to figures released by the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.
A major conference on the prevention of suicide will open in Dublin today.
Battling Ireland’s suicide epidemic needs a combined effort from all groups in society, President Mary McAleese said today.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is hosting a forum on suicide prevention in Dublin today.
While campaigners have welcomed the Government's new suicide-prevention strategy, they say they still question commitment to resources in the area.