The National Office for Suicide Prevention's (NOSP) Annual Report (2012) highlights alcohol and substance misuse as a major risk factor in self harm and suicide and says that NOSP will continue to "challenge permissive, harmful attitudes to alcohol abuse, help to reduce overall consumption rates and raise awareness of the association between alcohol and/or substance abuse and suicidal behaviour.".
September 9, 2013 - 3.3 MiB
The Second Report of the Suicide Support and Information System identified alcohol and drug abuse as a major risk factor for suicide across the identified subgroups and made a number of recommendations to reflect this. The report fouind that the presence of alcohol and/or drug abuse was known for 173 cases, which was confirmed for 60.7%. Among these, 48.6% had abused alcohol, 21% had abused drugs and 27.6% had abused both alcohol and drugs.
September 9, 2013 - 2.8 MiB
This report, which was carried out by Prof Kevin Malone of UCD’s school of medicine and St Vincent’s hospital, and funded by the charity 3Ts (Turn the Tide of Suicide), found that alcohol was a factor in half of the cases of suicide it looked at. The study is based on interviews with families involving 104 suicides between 2003 and 2008. The vast majority of those who died (84) were males, with 14 people taking their lives when they were aged 20 — the highest number of suicides among any one age group.
May 21, 2013 - 2.2 MiB
The National Suicide Research Foundation publish a National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm. It’s 2009 Annual Report shows 41% of all deliberate self harm presentations involve alcohol
February 11, 2013 - 4.1 MiB
Suicide is a major cause of death among young males on the island of Ireland. Over the past ten years, the rate of deaths from suicide has been five times higher in males than in females. Although the rate of male suicide in Ireland is relatively low within the overall European Union (EU) context, the rate among young males is amongst the highest in the EU.
January 23, 2013 - 2.7 MiB
Suicide is a major cause of death among young males on the island of Ireland. Over the past ten years, the rate of deaths from suicide has been five times higher in males than in females
January 23, 2013 - 2.7 MiB
Deaths from suicide exceeds those from road traffic accidents by as many as 100 people each year, according to An Oireachtas report on "The High Level of Suicide in Irish Society" (Oireachtas Report, 2006)
October 18, 2012 - 2.6 MiB
The "Suicide in Ireland - the Influence of Alcohol and Unemployment" study found that alcohol consumption is a significant influence on the suicide rate among younger males and suggests that heavier taxation of alcohol could play a role in reducing the suicide rate among young men
October 17, 2012 - 568.3 KiB