Prof Ella Arensman of the  National Suicide Research Foundation has called for mental health support programmes for health care professionals. Photograph: Eric Luke

Programmes should be put in place to overcome the stigma of mental illness among health care professionals, a leading expert on suicide has said. The(...)

Director of Research at the NSRF Prof Ella Arensman said the latest figures indicate that the rate of self harm remains 9 per cent higher than in 2007.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of people who are presenting at hospitals after self-harming remains almost 10 per cent higher than before the recession,according to a new(...)

Professor Ella Arensman is director of research at the National Suicide Research Foundation. Photograph: Eric Luke

The rate of suicide in Ireland rose 15 per cent during the height of the recession, with the increase accounted for mainly by more men taking their l(...)

Cumulative pricing policies mean that a woman can reach her weekly recommended low-risk limit of 11 standard drinks for as little as just over €6, drinking cheap wine. Photograph: Getty Images

In the last days of August the Rutland Centre, one of our foremost residential alcohol treatment centres, published its annual report. One of the head(...)

What lessons can be taken from the Hawe family  case to reduce the chances of such awful acts happening again, or at the very least to reduce their frequency? File photograph: Getty Images

When the media focus on the Cavan murder-suicide diminishes, the shattered relatives and friends of the Hawe family will be left with their grief and (...)

Charlie Duggan (15 months) pictured on Pearse Street in Kilkenny ahead of this Weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

1. Deadlock in Cabinet over response to €13bn Apple tax ruling Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last nig(...)

Family handout photo of (left to right) Alan Hawe with his wife Clodagh and their children Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6), who died in a suspected murder-suicide at their countryside house in Co Cavan. Photograph: Hawes/Coll families/PA Wire

The media’s reporting of the murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the Hawe family has been worrying and the authorities need to review all similar(...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

An average of 131 people between 18 and 30 take their own lives every year in Ireland, the 3ts (turn the tide of suicide) charity has said

An average of 131 people between 18 and 30 take their own lives every year in Ireland, Scott Ahearn of the 3ts (turn the tide of suicide) charity has (...)

Times of economic crisis are linked to higher rates of suicide. Increased suicide was observed during the Great Depression in the US and during the ec(...)

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