YSPI welcomes the report issued today, "Suicide in Ireland", by Professor Kevin Malone of UCD.
The report confirms anecdotal evidence, as well as our own findings based on demand for our services, that young males in Ireland are at very high risk of suicide.
The report highlights the increase in "hotspotting", where a death by suicide in an area can spawn further similar deaths either within a family or a peer group. Further information on hotspots can be found in Dr Keith Holmes' "Youth Self-Harm and suicide - a
On behalf of all at YSPI we would like to thank the over 100 women who have registered with us to run the Flora Womens Mini Marathon on 3rd June on behalf of YSPI. We are so grateful for your support in these difficult times.
Registration for this fundraising event is now closed.
Once you have completed the event on 3rd June you can send your
The Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word.
It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!
So we have commissioned a
|Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland was founded in 2007 and is a fully registered Irish Charity. Our founding aim was to create a charity working to prevent suicide amongst the young people of Ireland specifically. Now in our sixth year we have a number of youth project up and running this year that really need your support.|
Youth Suicide Prvention Ireland specialises in providing suicide prevention information specifically designed for young people through traditional and online media.
We develop online Youth Campaigns, distribute suicide and self-harm prevention information to schools and colleges, and provide funding for counselling support and materials for educational programmes. We are currently developing an online support forum for young people at risk of suicide or self-harm.
We were founded on a simple principle which we have worked to achieve over the last seven years, and our mission statement says more than we ever could:
"because one life lost is one life too many"
There has never been a more important time to support youth suicide prevention in Ireland as young people are being hit on all sides by the reality of life in 2013 and suicide rates are rising again and, sadly, our most at risk group is young males..
It can seem a bleak picture to young people but there is so much help and support available to them, both amongst their friends, family and peer group, and also in the wider community where many are working to prevent youth suicide on a daily basis.