Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)

The iFightDepression programme was launched by Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch at a seminar hosted by the National Suicide Research Foundation at University College Cork

A free online self-management programme for people experiencing mild to moderate depression was launched in Ireland yesterday. The iFightDepres(...)

A new analysis of self-harm data between 2003 and 2012 shows that more than half (52 per cent) of cases of self-harm involved people who had previously deliberately injured themselves. Photograph: Thinkstock

New research shows that just 700 people have been responsible for more than 13,000 hospital admissions relating to self-harm over the past decade.A s(...)

Prof Ella Arensman of  the National Suicide Research Foundation said that consistently over the past five years, there had been peaks in the number of people at emergency departments having self-harmed after consuming alcohol over public holidays. Photograph: David Sleator

The peak times for people turning up in hospital emergency departments suffering from self- harm after drinking large volumes of alcohol tend to be(...)

Prof Ella Arensman, of the National Suicide Research Foundation, said the findings show that while many attitudes are more favourable, ongoing awareness about depression and mental health is required.

Almost one in three people in Ireland say they would not vote for a politician if they knew they had been depressed, a new study shows.The research in(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen said deaths by suicide were a concern to everyone. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Young and middle-aged men remain most at risk from suicide in Ireland, the latest official figures show.The National Office for Suicide Prevention’s a(...)