In 1999, WHO launched SUPRE, its worldwide initiative for the prevention of suicide. This 2017 booklet is a 2nd revision of one of the resources prepared.
The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention, 2016 Annual Report
The Best Practice Guidance is a national project which was initiated by the National Director for Mental Health and is part of the MHD Operational Plan for 2016 and 2017.
Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide 2015-2020.
Suicide prevention is about promoting positive mental health and supporting people to learn a range of positive coping strategies so that they can better deal with difficulties in their lives. The information in this guide will be of practical use to groups of concerned people who come together in response to a suicide in their community. It aims to provide information to help make communities safer from suicide.
Samaritans and IAS’ Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide have been produced following extensive consultation with journalists and editors in the industry.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A): Pilot Implementation in an Irish Context.
A series of local action plans for Connecting for Life, has been developed across the country during 2016 and 2017.
ReachOut Ireland was commissioned by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention to develop good practice guidelines for the safe delivery of online mental health information and support. The development of these guidelines was informed by the Technology and Mental Health Network (TMHN) which ReachOut Ireland convenes.
This study explores the feasibility of using the National Drug-Related Deaths Index to collect data on suicides and deaths in people with risk of self-harm.
The annual report for the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (2015) provides information on all activities and funding from the office for that year.
Suicide prevention in Ireland up to 2014 was guided by Reach Out, the first national suicide prevention strategy. Reach Out brought a focus on suicide prevention work and guided activities in this area in Ireland from 2005 to 2014.
Minimising the risks of the internet while harnessing its potential for good is one of the most significant merging challenges for suicide prevention.