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(...)

From left, chairman of Dublin Samaritans David Hughes, volunteer Erna O’Connor, director Brendan Gallagher, volunteer Hilda Robinson, and executive director Catherine Brogan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man once rang Brendan Gallagher and told him he was on his way to take his own life. “He had picked a spot,” says Gallagher. “This was the ea(...)

Signs with the contact details of the Samaritans are to be installed on every railway station platform across the State

Signs with the contact details of the Samaritans are to be installed on every railway station platform across the State in an attempt to stop people t(...)

Stephen Kelly: “I would say my mental health is really positive and I have no problems telling anyone what I have been through as there is so much stigma involved.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Less than two years ago, Stephen Kelly was in the depths of despair and tried to take his own life on two occasions. He felt worthless and could see n(...)

Flowers and tributes are placed at the make-shift memorial on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiberon home north of San Francisco yesterday. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

The national suicide prevention charity Console has expressed concern that the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams could provoke copycat suicid(...)