Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly TD launched the two reports on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

More than 9,000 people presented at hospitals in the State last year following episodes of self-harm, with more than 11,600 presentations in total, th(...)

Limerick Suicide Watch volunteers Michele Hill and Christy Keyes on patrol beside the river Shannon in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke, Press 22

“They started calling it the ‘mechanical banshee’. It would have been here on a fairly regular basis so people had associated the helicopter coming wi(...)

“Coping with the aftermath of critical incidents has become a challenging but necessary task for a number of schools.” Photograph: iStock

Additional training in suicide prevention is being introduced for teachers so that every postprimary school has personnel capable of responding to con(...)

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Senator Frances Black, Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald, Green Party’s Catherine Martin and Fianna Fáil TD James Browne. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

New funding of €37 million for community mental health services in the upcoming Budget is “vital” to help stop the escalating crisis in the State, an (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: says Government’s priority is “to ensure the continuity of services in relation to counselling, particularly in relation to bereavement counselling”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government wants to avoid disruption to services arising from the controversy surrounding the suicide charity Console, Minister for Health Simon H(...)

 Paul Kelly, Console founder and  chief executive: in 1983, he pretended to be a doctor and got a job  for three weeks at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital on Baggot Street. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Paul Kelly, the founder of suicide prevention charity Console, received director payments totalling €215,000 between 2010 and 2012 in an apparent bre(...)

The founder and chief executive of Console, Paul Kelly, has resigned following controversy over funds governance at the suicide charity

The founder and chief executive of Console, Paul Kelly, has resigned following controversy over funds governance at the suicide charity. The board (...)

The Irish Times reported on Thursday that gardaí were examining the use of funds at Console amid concerns over financial management. Photograph: iStock

The Government wants to ensure there is no disruption to services arising from the current controversy surrounding the suicide charity Console, the Mi(...)

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(...)

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