Ellie Goulding opens up about grandfather’s suicide in emotional post

Ellie Goulding opens up about grandfather’s suicide in emotional post

The singer also detailed some of her own struggles in the Instagram message.

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Pieta House reveals one person a day in Ireland died by suicide in 2018

Pieta House reveals one person a day in Ireland died by suicide in 2018

More than 5,300 people have had face-to-face appointments with Pieta's suicide-prevention service this year.

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World Suicide Prevention Day: 8 apps and podcasts to help us all look after our mental health better

World Suicide Prevention Day: 8 apps and podcasts to help us all look after our mental health better

It’s an important day to make sure we’re speaking out and helping others to do the same.

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Teens to be surveyed on suicide issues at supports showcase in Cork’s City Hall

Teens to be surveyed on suicide issues at supports showcase in Cork’s City Hall

Teenage leaders will conduct a major survey on youth suicide in Cork during a showcase event in the city tomorrow as part of a wider campaign to expand specialist suicide support training to over 16s.

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Life without Leanne: Mother of teenager who took her own life to tell daughter's story in new book

Life without Leanne: Mother of teenager who took her own life to tell daughter's story in new book

Leanne Wolfe took her own life after years of bullying. Her mother Collette tells her story in a new book, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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EastEnders works with Samaritans on Sean Slater storyline

EastEnders works with Samaritans on Sean Slater storyline

The character is played by Rob Kazinsky.

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Suicide storyline for returning EastEnder Sean Slater

Suicide storyline for returning EastEnder Sean Slater

The character was devastated to hear of the death of his ex-wife.

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'Harrowing' evidence as inquest hears Kerry man died by suicide shortly after hospital discharge

'Harrowing' evidence as inquest hears Kerry man died by suicide shortly after hospital discharge

The widow of a man who died by suicide has criticised the HSE for not sending a representative to his inquest after a previous hearing revealed that he died less than 24 hours after he was discharged from a hospital A&E following an attempt to end his life.

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A lot of people edge round the question of asking someone 'Have you suicidal thoughts?'

A lot of people edge round the question of asking someone 'Have you suicidal thoughts?'

Members of a Cork family devastated by suicide are helping to bring the first-ever Darkness Into Light (DIL) walk to a Gaeltacht community.

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Instagram fails to remove disturbing images a month after promising to remove self-harm content

Instagram fails to remove disturbing images a month after promising to remove self-harm content

A month after Instagram promised to remove graphic images of self-harm from its platform, Sky News has found numerous disturbing videos and pictures on the social media website.

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Elisha Gault's mother thanks anonymous donor who paid for tragic teen's headstone

Elisha Gault's mother thanks anonymous donor who paid for tragic teen's headstone

An anonymous donor has paid for a headstone for a teenage girl who took her own life last St Patrick’s Day.

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Families speak of suicide inquest trauma; New UCC study recommends changes

Families speak of suicide inquest trauma; New UCC study recommends changes

People bereaved by suicide found aspects of the inquest “inappropriate, insensitive, and traumatic.”

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Real-time suicide data to identify ‘clusters’

Real-time suicide data to identify ‘clusters’

Suspected cases of suicide across Cork city and county are now being recorded in real time by researchers in an effort to determine the likelihood of ‘clusters’.

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Men accounted for nearly 80% of suicides last year, new figures

Men accounted for nearly 80% of suicides last year, new figures

Men accounted for nearly 80% of suicides last year and the incidence of self-harm amongst homeless people was 30 times more than the general population, new figures have revealed.

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Men account for majority of suicides in 2017 as total nears 400

Men account for majority of suicides in 2017 as total nears 400

Men accounted for almost 80% of suicides last year, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

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WATCH: Irish stars get behind wellness campaign

WATCH: Irish stars get behind wellness campaign

Well-known Irish personalities have pledged their support to nationwide wellness campaign run by Pieta House.

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World Suicide Prevention Day is here to remind us why we should all try to be better listeners

World Suicide Prevention Day is here to remind us why we should all try to be better listeners

We meet Joyce Gibbs who says a call to the Samaritans saved her life.

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Barrister under threat of legal action died by suicide, inquest finds

Barrister under threat of legal action died by suicide, inquest finds

The jury at an inquest into the death of a barrister under threat of legal action arising from a perceived mistake at work has returned a verdict of suicide.

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Call for more online counselling services for young people

Call for more online counselling services for young people

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has called for more online counselling services to be available for teens.

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Elisha Gault's mum encourages people suffering bereavement to make a coping plan

Elisha Gault's mum encourages people suffering bereavement to make a coping plan

A mum whose 14-year-old daughter took her own life two months ago is encouraging those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to make a coping plan to help deal with bereavement.

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Father reveals that suicide question to 10-year-old inspired by Late Late Show item

Father reveals that suicide question to 10-year-old inspired by Late Late Show item

A father has told a court that his 10-year old son told him that he has been having suicidal thoughts.

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Samaritans to listen for more than 12,500 hours this Christmas

Samaritans to listen for more than 12,500 hours this Christmas

Samaritans volunteers in branches across Ireland will take part in a series of events on December 21 st to mark the shortest day of the year and highlight Samaritans’ 24/7 service in the run-up to the festive season and beyond.

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“Milly was loving and greatly loved': Parents reveal tragic daughter, 11, was unhappy with appearance

“Milly was loving and greatly loved": Parents reveal tragic daughter, 11, was unhappy with appearance

A child aged eleven who was unhappy with her physical appearance posted on her Instagram account of her intention to die, writes Louise Roseingrave.

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Tragic teen became father one day after his body was recovered from woods, funeral hears

Tragic teen became father one day after his body was recovered from woods, funeral hears

Tragic Ennis teenager, Jack Dinan became a Dad for the first time on Tuesday - one day after his missing body was discovered.

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Heartbreaking inquest hears how Shannon Gallagher wrapped presents before taking her own life

Heartbreaking inquest hears how Shannon Gallagher wrapped presents before taking her own life

A young girl wrapped her Christmas presents and wrote a note to her mum just a short time before being found dead by suicide at a foster home in Co Donegal, writes Stephen Maguire in Letterkenny.

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More needs to be done to tackle suicide: National Director for mental health

More needs to be done to tackle suicide: National Director for mental health

Ireland needs to do more to prevent suicide, according to the country’s National Director for mental health.

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Parents warned about suicide risk in 'Blue Whale' online game

Parents warned about suicide risk in 'Blue Whale' online game

Parents are being warned about an online game which encourages young people to take their own lives.

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More services needed to combat Ireland's high rate of teen suicide, says charity

More services needed to combat Ireland's high rate of teen suicide, says charity

The founder of Pieta House claims child psychiatry services in Ireland are in the worst possible condition imaginable.

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Pieta House founder surprised Enda Kenny had 'the neck' to take part in Darkness Into Light

Pieta House founder surprised Enda Kenny had 'the neck' to take part in Darkness Into Light

The founder of Pieta House has hit out at Enda Kenny for taking part in Darkness Into Light but not increasing mental health funding.

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Mother who lost husband and children appeals for society not to sweep murder suicide under the carpet

Mother who lost husband and children appeals for society not to sweep murder suicide under the carpet

A mother who lost her two young daughters and husband in a murder suicide has said today that people and society "have a right to know" how often these tragedies are happening, writes David Raleigh.

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Charity places 380 pairs of shoes outside Dáil to highlight rate of male suicide

Charity places 380 pairs of shoes outside Dáil to highlight rate of male suicide

A total of 380 pairs of shoes were laid outside Dáil Éireann today, symbolising the number of Irish men who die by suicide each year.

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Tánaiste: Hiring staff to help tackle suicide crisis is proving difficult

Tánaiste: Hiring staff to help tackle suicide crisis is proving difficult

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said difficulties have been experienced in hiring staff to deal with the country's suicide crisis, said Daniel McConnell, Political Editor.

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Christmas period a busy time for suicide charity

Christmas period a busy time for suicide charity

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House said that the Christmas to New Year period is one of the busiest times for their services.

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Overprotecting children may increase suicide risk, GP warns

Overprotecting children may increase suicide risk, GP warns

Overprotecting children and problem-solving for them could contribute to higher suicide risks in later life, an Irish GP and author has warned.

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Survey reveals stigma against those with mental health issues

Survey reveals stigma against those with mental health issues

Almost half of Irish people think those with mental health issues are untrustworthy, a new survey has found.

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Topaz customers and staff raise over €280,000 for Aware

Topaz customers and staff raise over €280,000 for Aware

Topaz customers and staff have raised over €280,000 in the past two years for their charity partner Aware, it was revealed today.

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Suicide inquests 'should be heard in private'

Suicide inquests 'should be heard in private'

Inquests into suicide deaths should be held in private, a leading charity has said.

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Survey shows stigmas around mental health still prevalent

Survey shows stigmas around mental health still prevalent

Some 65% of people say being treated for a mental health problem is viewed by Irish society as a sign of failure, according to a new survey.

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FF: Minister must deal with suicide crisis

FF: Minister must deal with suicide crisis

The Government is being urged to listen to the advice of frontline staff who hve expressed serious concern over the clinical management of the Carlow-Kilkenny / South Tipperary mental health services.

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HSE calls for public submissions on suicide prevention

HSE calls for public submissions on suicide prevention

The HSE is calling on members of the public to make submissions about the development of a new national framework for suicide prevention.

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Number of calls by farmers to suicide helpline trebles

Number of calls by farmers to suicide helpline trebles

The amount of calls from farmers to suicide prevention charity Console’s Farm and Rural Stress Helpline have increased by more than 300% over the past six months.

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Charity blames Irish 'culture of humiliation' for high rate of male suicide

Charity blames Irish 'culture of humiliation' for high rate of male suicide

A suicide charity is warning that the "culture of humiliation" in Ireland is pushing young men to take their own lives.

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Suicide prevention guidelines announced for schools

Suicide prevention guidelines announced for schools

The Government has today published new national guidelines on suicide prevention in post-primary schools.

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Lynch promises 'in-your-face' information campaign on suicide issue

Lynch promises 'in-your-face' information campaign on suicide issue

Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch has today promised a high-profile public information campaign on the issue of suicide.

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Loss of identity linked to suicide

Loss of identity linked to suicide

Middle-aged men from disadvantaged backgrounds are 10 times more likely to die by suicide because they have lost their masculine pride and identity, a study found.

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Harney pledges to protect funding for mental health

Harney pledges to protect funding for mental health

Health Minister Mary Harney says she hopes to be able to protect funding for mental health in the forthcoming Budget.

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One in ten 14 to 16-year-olds have harmed themselves, conference told

One in ten 14 to 16-year-olds have harmed themselves, conference told

A conference on suicide prevention opening this morning has been told that almost one in 10 teenagers aged between 14 and 16 have harmed themselves, and half of them had done so more than once.

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Recession 'raising suicide rates in middle-aged men'

The Samaritans has warned of an increase in the rates of suicide among men between their thirties and fifties because of the recession.

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No new funding for suicide prevention

No new funding for suicide prevention

Junior Minister for Mental Health John Moloney said today that there is no extra money available to tackle the high rate of suicides in Ireland.

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Samaritans launch new campaign to prevent male suicide

Samaritans launch new campaign to prevent male suicide

A new campaign aimed at reducing male suicide is being launched by the Samaritans.

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Number of suicides up by almost a quarter

Number of suicides up by almost a quarter

Provisional figures released today have shown that 527 people took their own lives during 2009, a 24% increase on the previous year.

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FG: Government refuse to hold debate on suicide for nine months

Fine Gael Spokesperson on Mental Health Dan Neville TD revealed today that, for the last nine months, the Fianna Fáil Government has repeatedly refused to hold a debate on suicide in the Dáil.

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Suicide rate up 43%

More than one person a day died by suicide in the first three months of the year, it emerged today.

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FF Senator vows to pressure Govt on suicide rate

A Fianna Fáil senator is calling is vowing to put pressure on the Government to do more to prevent suicide in Ireland.

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Call for greater awareness of extent of suicide problem

Professionals working with suicidal clients said today that people need to be more aware of the issue.

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Singer Dana to lead suicide awareness talk

Former MEP Dana Rosemary Scallon is to lead hundreds of people on a charity walk to promote suicide awareness.

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Conference to examine link between recession and suicide

A major conference is to discuss the potential impact of the recession on suicide levels in the country.

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Report indicates suicide rate ‘levelling off’

The latest report from the National Office for Suicide Prevention indicates that there is a levelling off in the suicide rate here.

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Suicide numbers underestimated, warns campaigner

Official figures severely underestimate the number of suicides in Ireland, a leading mental health campaigner warned today.

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Suicide rate significantly higher in Republic than North

Suicide rates in the Republic are much higher than in the North, a study showed today.

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