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Subject: Suicide
This leaflet contains information on what you can say and do to help someone who may be thinking of suicide. It highlights the warning signs, explains the feelings a suicidal person can have and provides a step-by-step guide to having a conversation and helping someone youÂ're worried about. It...
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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
Suicide has been ubiquitous in time and place. It has been proscribed by tradition, culture and legislation. More recently it has been decriminalised almost everywhere. Historically suicide has been underreported by a factor of three in Ireland until comparatively recently. During recent decades...
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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....
Funded by HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency Why did we start? Potentially new information, especially relating to the characteristics of those who had died by suicide was made available through the Coroner’s Office.  The information made available to us covered deaths that occurred in...
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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