A woman holds a candle during a candelit vigil at College Green in Dublin on World Suicide Prevention Day remembering those lost to suicide. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of suicides recorded in the State fell to its lowest level in at least two decades last year, provisional figures indicate. The number amo(...)

Demand for Pieta’s services from under-18s is up 42 per cent so far in 2021, according to the organisation

The number of young people in need of crisis help from Pieta is more than double what it was at this time last year, the charity has said. Demand f(...)

 Pictured at Thursday’s media briefing are (left to right)  Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer, HSE; Paul Reid,  HSE chief executive; and Anne O’Connor, chief operations officer, HSE. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

No flu cases have been recorded so far this winter, significantly easing the pressure on the health service during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to(...)

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 (...)

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