Derek McDonnell, director of Mojo, a service which addresses the issue of suicide among men. Photograph: Eric Luke

I started working in community development nationally and internationally about 18 years ago. I trained in youth and community development i(...)

Two-thirds of students use student counselling services and 58 per cent use the student health service. Some 87 per cent of students say it is reassuring to have a free counselling service on campus. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eighty-five per cent of students seek mental health information online, often as the first port of call, according to Reaching Out in College, a new s(...)

The number of suicides in Ireland has fallen back to 2007 levels after a surge in numbers during the economic downturn, the 2014 annual report of the (...)

From left, Chloe Lappin, Fergal D’Arcy, Fiona Kennedy, Prof Lokesh Joshi, and Mark Laherty. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Please Talk is a national campaign for third-level institutions that aims to address the silence and shame around talking about mental health and s(...)

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(...)

‘I talk to my parents, or find a friend to talk to, and we’d look ahead in life, we’d see where I was going to go or what I was going to do.’ Donal Walsh appealed to young people to open up about their problems on RTE’s Saturday Night Show earlier this year.

The Health Service Executive has released a short video about Kerry teenager Donal Walsh, who made an impassioned plea for young people to talk about (...)

The conference heard how online is the first place that young people turn to for support

‘We’re trying to change the conversation and demystify mental health so that small problems don’t become unmanageable as people get older,” says Elain(...)