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(PDF p.32) While Irelandâ?Ts overall suicide rate is among the lowest in the OECD, particular demographic groups have consistently been shown by both national and international research evidence to have increased risk of suicidal behaviour. These include young people aged 15-24, people with mental...
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Subject: self-harm, Suicide
The Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland published the findings of a study into the aftercare received by those who attended hospital after self-harming. Key findings include: â?¢ Between 2007 and 2012, 4,733 individuals were treated for 8,175 self-harm episodes. The number of self-...
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Subject: Suicide, self-harm
The National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) is a core part of the HSE National Mental Health Division. The work of the NOSP relies on building strong relationships with the Health and Wellbeing Division, Primary Care and other HSE Divisions, as well as with statutory, non-statutory and...
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Subject: Suicide, self-harm
The purpose of this booklet is to provide practical guidance and emotional support following a possible death by suicide. It considers the range of feelings and reactions that may be experienced following an unexpected death, and offers advice on how to cope in the immediate aftermath of...
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Subject: Suicide, self-harm
The Evidence Centre of the Health Research Board (HRB) was commissioned by the National Office for Suicide Prevention to carry out a review of the evidence base for suicide prevention. In this report, we present our findings from a review of reviews, seeking to answer two research questions: 1....
This is the third regional report from the Northern Ireland Self-Harm Registry, covering the period 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2015.
International research informs us that any economic downturn leads to an increase in suicides. In one recent article in the Lancet it was stated that a 1.0% increase in unemployment led to 0.7% increase in suicides. Such analysis is startling and in Ireland more than relevant as our suicide numbers...
The focus of this report is to enquire into and report on why people harm and kill themselves and to consider the role (including the limits of the role) that psychiatrists and other mental healthcare professionals play in their care and treatment. The experiences and views of people who harm...
Background Ireland has the 17th highest suicide rate in the EU and the 4th highest among 15 to 24-year-old males (WHO 2012). Suicide is the leading cause of death in this age group; death by hanging accounted for 69 % of suicides in 2010. Methods This study examines youth suicide rates from 1980 to...
Author: Oireachtas
Chairman: Our topic this morning is the issue of suicide in Ireland. I thank Senator John Gilroy, who has been acting as the committee rapporteur for the past 18 months and has compiled and completed the report of the joint committee. He has put in a good deal of work and travelled thousands of...

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