Suicide is still considered a crime in 20 countries, punishable by fines of thousands of pounds and up to three years in prison, research has revealed(...)

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(...)

The HSE’s mobile walk-in covid 19 test centre in Tullamore. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tullamore is a bustling, sociable place known for its historic buildings and thriving nightlife. A year into the global pandemic and the Co Offaly to(...)

Irish man John Pender died after he was stabbed in a  bar in Spain while on holiday with his wife and two children.

The family of an Irish father-of-two who died after being stabbed with a broken bottle in a bar in Spain say they are heartbroken over his death. Joh(...)

Caroline McGuigan, of Suicide or Survive (SOS), at the annual forum of the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental health problems may not be visible to the naked eye, but more than 450,000 people are living with depression in Ireland and 45,000 with bipolar(...)

Rory Cowan with his mother, Esther, in 2012. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Not many actors get to walk away from a globally successful show on their own terms, but Rory Cowan has done just that. Last month the 58-year-old ac(...)

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Day, Pieta House chief executive Brian Higgins said: ‘Our vision is of a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.’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(...)

Caroline McGuigan, founder and chief executive of  Suicide or Survive: ‘We remind people that recovery isn’t an end position. It’s about learning as you go along how to manage your mental health and understand that it’s messy at times.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My story happens to be central to the story of Suicide or Survive (SOS), the charity I set up in 2003 to break down the stigma of mental health and s(...)

Caroline McGuigan’s Suicide or Survive charity has been running wellness workshops across the country for the past five years.

A woman who runs a charity for those contemplating suicide has set up an online version of its successful wellness workshop. Caroline McGuigan tried t(...)

About 500 people die by suicide every year in Ireland. Those working on the coalface of the problem say it’s closer to 10 deaths a week – eight of whi(...)