Graham Jones:  “[Suicide] has always been something that’s been there just under the surface”. Photograph: Gabriel Noonan

In the days before actor and comedian Robin Williams died, an Irish film by writer/director Graham Jones, about the impact of suicide, was made availa(...)

More than 100 people  attended the March for Suicide Prevention from the Garden of Remembrence to Leinster House on Saturday.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

More than 100 people joined a march in Dublin City Centre over the weekend calling for increased funding for mental health services.One of the march o(...)

The charity Console said significant changes and investment in research were required to properly understand and respond to the tragedy of suicide in a timely fashion.

Suicide among young people dropped by more than 20 per cent last year, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. And overall deaths by suic(...)

Caoimhe Cummins from Leixlip at the Console Celebration of Light in  Maynooth last month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A helpline for farmers and rural dwellers under stress has seen a big increase in callers since last spring and more than half of those needing help s(...)

Joe Brady with the Lucan Gospel Singers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning:I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning. ‘We think we have to prese(...)

The loss of someone you have been close to from any cause brings about intense grief and mourning. But the responses and emotions experienced by the s(...)

People hold candles to remember those who have died by suicide during the annual Console Service of Light in St Patrick’s Chapel in Maynooth College, in December. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish society is in danger of normalising suicide as one of a number of possible reactions to extreme stress because we are not conditioning ou(...)