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Minister for Health Simon Harris has challenged social media companies to take action to counter misinformation online about vaccines. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty

Twitter has teamed up with the HSE to provide a new tool that will give prominence to credible public health information about vaccines to people in I(...)

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, Pieta House chief executive Brian Higgins said: ‘Our vision is of a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Psychologists have called for great focus on measures to tackle the high rates of suicide among teenagers in Ireland. The Psychological Society of I(...)

Facebook will rely on its community of users to flag posts from friends or family which may be indicative of suicidal emotions or tendencies.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Facebook has launched a series of suicide prevention tools ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day next weekend. The social media giant has teamed up w(...)

 Dublin Samaritans on Marlborough Street. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Branches of the Samaritans suicide prevention charity in Ireland are to consider establishing themselves as limited companies for the first time to pr(...)

Samaritans directors and volunteers, including    (far right) Catherine Brogan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Men in the Republic of Ireland remain four times more likely to die by suicide than women, even though the male suicide rate has declined recently. P(...)

Mental health charity Samaritans is expecting an increase on the 190 calls it dealt with every day throughout the Christmas period last year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Mental health charity Samaritans is expecting an increase on the 190 calls it dealt with every day throughout the Christmas period last year.As part o(...)

Samaritans has been accused of failing to take into consideration the genuine concerns of people with mental health issues about its new Twitter app. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Samaritans, an enormously well-respected suicide prevention charity, has launched an app which it says should “help support people struggling to co(...)

It is estimated that about 20 per cent of us become clinically depressed at some point in our lives. Whereas sadness and grief are focused entirely(...)

Graham Jones:  “[Suicide] has always been something that’s been there just under the surface”. Photograph: Gabriel Noonan

In the days before actor and comedian Robin Williams died, an Irish film by writer/director Graham Jones, about the impact of suicide, was made availa(...)

More than 100 people  attended the March for Suicide Prevention from the Garden of Remembrence to Leinster House on Saturday.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

More than 100 people joined a march in Dublin City Centre over the weekend calling for increased funding for mental health services.One of the march o(...)

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