Ella Arensman

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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(...)

  A new study has found suicide numbers remained largely unchanged or showed a decline on previous years. Photograph: iStock

There was no evidence of an increase in suicides in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic in higher-income countries, according to a study publ(...)

Mental health organisations all report increased demand, with many reporting increased suicidality among clients, callers and texters. Photograph: iStock

Despite many commentators’ worst fears, and the dire circumstances thrust upon many people by the Covid crisis, suicides have not increased in the pas(...)

NSRF chief scientist Prof Ella Arensman stressed the focus of suicide prevention policy should be on targeted supports for priority groups. File photograph: Eric Luke

Hospital presentations as a result of self-harm dropped by an estimated 25 per cent at the height of coronavirus restrictions compared with the same t(...)

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Birmingham where they intermittently blocked traffic using Bristol Road.  Photograph:  Jacob King/PA Wire

International financial markets believe recession may be coming. Germany’s economy is contracting, a no-deal Brexit could soon drag Ireland under, and(...)

Prof Ella Arensman: Ireland lacks “an effective mental-health programme at both primary and second-level education.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A school-based pilot programme which has been shown to counteract the incidence of depression and self-harm among teenagers in Cork and Kerry should b(...)

Fiona and Tim Tuomey are continuing to campaign for the establishment of an independent Suicide Prevention Authority. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Eleven-year-old Milly Tuomey said she often could not get her mind off the thought “of killing myself” when responding to a Health Service Executive q(...)


The mother of Milly Tuomey, an 11-year-old girl who took her own life weeks after posting a message on Instagram that she was unhappy with her appeara(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

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(...)

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