The economic recession has been linked to almost 500 additional deaths by suicide, new research suggests.

The economic recession has been linked to almost 500 additional deaths by suicide, new research suggests. A study by the National Suicide Resea(...)

Report authors say it highlights the significant difficulties associated with sexual orientation concerns among adolescents. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Young people with concerns about their sexual orientation experience significantly higher rates of victimisation and social difficulties than their(...)

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(...)

The international study found suicides increased fourfold greater among men than women during the recession, widening the pre-existing gaps. Photograph: Thinkstock

The global economic crisis has been linked to the deaths of at least 10,000 people by suicide across the developed world, a new study has claimed. Re(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House has written a useful book about self-harm, Cover Up. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Q Since January I have been going to regular psychotherapy sessions for self-harm. While I have yet to fully recover, I have found it to be a great(...)

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(...)

From 2009 to date, there have been an estimated 13 prison suicides, with a further 22 deaths in custody. Photograph: Getty Images

It is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Irish prisons has tracked levels of overcrowding. There were seven suicides in Irish jails in 2007 an(...)

The study, which analysed 307 consecutive suicide cases in Cork city and county over the four-year period, is one of the most in-depth investigations of potential subgroups and risk patterns associated with suicide in Ireland.

A study of suicide cases in Cork between 2008 and 2012 found more than 40 per cent of victims worked in the construction sector.The research by the Su(...)