Building the Future: one in 10,000 Irish 15- to 19-year-olds will die by suicide, the Unicef report says

Difficulties in accessing mental health services and the closure of beds are adding to the seriousness of Ireland’s teenage mental health issues, acco(...)

It’s time  for men to switch on to their health.

How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges men face in Ireland today. If you would like to add your voice to this series(...)

An ongoing challenge is how to improve the emotional resilience and skills for the wider population as a means of inoculating against self-harm and suicide. Photograph: iStockphoto

In 2014, the Central Statistics Office reported that 459 people died by suicide in Ireland. We also know there is a strong relationship between suicid(...)

Tony O Brien of the HSE will appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Internal auditors from the Health Service Executive met with “considerable resistance” from the then chief executive of Console when they sought to c(...)

 David Hall, interim CEO of Console, and Anne O’Connor, HSE national director mental health, at a joint press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House is to take over the services which were offered by the embattled charity Console, it was confirmed yesterday. (...)

Former Console chief Paul Kelly who is no longer involved with the suicide prevention charity. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

“Walter Mitty-esque” is the most common description used to describe the astonishing revelations about Console founder Paul Kelly over the past week. (...)

Sources have told The Irish Times that concerns about Console have been referred to the Garda following a dispute between the charity and auditors working on behalf of the HSE. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are examining the use of funds at the suicide charity Console amid concerns over financial management. The examination comes as the Health Ser(...)

More than 52 per cent of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex) young people have experienced homophobic or transphobic name-calling while at school in Ireland, according to a Unesco study. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

More than 52 per cent of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex) young people have experienced homophobic or transphobic name-calling whil(...)

Members of Maynooth Pride Society, gather in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the result of the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

I wasn’t surprised to read the harrowing findings in the recent report on the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and 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(...)

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