Screengrab from the suicide-prevention campaign

The first commercial-scale suicide-prevention communications campaign rolls out this week with Little Things, a multimedia campaign created by Dublin (...)

The #littlethings campaign is organised by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations active in the mental health area.

A new mental health initiative highlights the “little things” people can do in their daily life to maintain their mental equilibrium.The #littlething(...)

The 2012 national male rate of self-harm was 195 per 100,000 - up 20 per cent since 2007 - while the national rate of female self-harm was 228 per 100,000 - up 6 per cent over the same period. Photograph: Reuters

A new self-harm treatment programme which is being adopted by the HSE could help reduce suicide rates and emergency hospital visits by half, according(...)

Male students are very willing to be there for and support their friends, but don’t feel others would do the same for them. Photograph: Thinkstock

Counselling services within universities have been put under severe pressure recently, with many colleges reporting waiting lists of up to six weeks. (...)

ISPCC chief executive Ashley Balbirnie said Childline has reached ‘breaking point’.  Photograph: Jon Challicom/ChildLine/PA Wire

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has reported that Childline has witnessed a 20 per cent drop in funding since the (...)

More than 60 per cent of charities operating in Ireland have reported often 
detrimental
serious falls in donations since scandals involving the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and the wider sector took hold.

Childline, the support service for children, has warned it may no longer be able to provide 24-hour nationwide support, due to a reduction in charitab(...)

Prof Marsha Linehan, University of Washington, Kathleen Lynch, Minister for State with responsibility for Mental Health, and Daniel Flynn, Cork Mental Health Services.

A new programme is being rolled out across the country to teach people who are severely suicidal and who repeatedly self-harm that there is a l(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House with her husband, Pat, in Pieta House, Bishopstown, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Joan Freeman put her family home up as collateral to open the first centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide in Ireland, she nev(...)

Donal Walsh, a 16-year-old anti-suicide campaigner from Tralee in Kerry, was diagnosed with a tumour in his leg when he was 12. Photograph: Kerry’s Eye Newspaper/PA Wire

The family of Donal Walsh has called on young people in Ireland to remember his message against suicide as they face their first Christmas without the(...)

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(...)