The suicide rate has fallen to its lowest level this century, though an unknown number of cases go unreported, according to a new report. Provisional(...)

The Royal Dublin Society. Photograph: Dónal Murphy

For the tens of thousands who flock to the RDS every August, the buildings and showgrounds in Ballsbridge mean just one thing: horses. A highlight on (...)

Minister for health Simon Harris and Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health Jim Daly at the launch of the National Youth Mental Health Task Force Report. Photograph: Maxwell photography

There is no need for a new national suicide authority, Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly has said. Responding to a call by the parents of (...)

'One in four people will experience mental illness.'

Mental health matters to everyone but discussion of the topic is commonly undermined by myths and misunderstandings. Some of these myths have persiste(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

 Dr Brian Farrell  said that CSO data uses coroner data but that it should be possible to apply the balance of probabilities or clinical test in researching statistics to provide a more accurate count on the number of suicides every year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Official statistics on suicides are not accurate and should include deaths where suicide is considered on a balance of probabilities, former Dublin Ci(...)

Building the Future: one in 10,000 Irish 15- to 19-year-olds will die by suicide, the Unicef report says

Difficulties in accessing mental health services and the closure of beds are adding to the seriousness of Ireland’s teenage mental health issues, acco(...)

It’s time  for men to switch on to their health.

How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges men face in Ireland today. If you would like to add your voice to this series(...)

An ongoing challenge is how to improve the emotional resilience and skills for the wider population as a means of inoculating against self-harm and suicide. Photograph: iStockphoto

In 2014, the Central Statistics Office reported that 459 people died by suicide in Ireland. We also know there is a strong relationship between suicid(...)

Tony O Brien of the HSE will appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Internal auditors from the Health Service Executive met with “considerable resistance” from the then chief executive of Console when they sought to c(...)

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