IAS 19th Annual Conference 8th & 9th October 2015
Keynote Address: ‘Suicide is not a rational act – but what is it, and what can we do to prevent it?’
‘Self Harm in Young Adults Males’: What is happening, Why and What to do?
Earlier Identification and Intervention of ‘At Risk’ Individuals in Schools and Colleges
Spotting the Signs Early: ‘Earlier identification and intervention of ‘At Risk’ individuals in schools and colleges’
‘Bullying’ – an Old Problem with a New Edge’
‘Filicide: Families and Suicide – Homicide’ – What should we know and is there something we can do?
History of Kildare Suicide Bereavement Group
Reflections on the meaning of suicide for our young people
‘Resilience’ – What makes Young People Stronger and better able to Cope?
‘Connecting For Life’- The New National Suicide Prevention Strategy
Dr Declan Aherne, Head of Counselling University of Limerick
Dr Sandra Flynn, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide & Homicide by People with Mental Illness, University of Manchester
Mr Greg Fogarty, P.R.O., Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Dr Conor McGuckin, Asst. Professor in Educational Psychology School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin
Dr Jimmy O’Connell, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Teacher, St Peters College, Dunboyne Co Meath
Mr Ian Power, Executive Director, SpunOut.ie
Mr Gerry Raleigh, Director, National Office for Suicide Prevention, HSE, Dublin
Dr Margaret Boyle Spelman, Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Lecturer TCD & UCD
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EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing is now accessible at the following link: http://www.mentalhealthandwellbeing.eu/
Neville welcomes national suicide strategy
Weekly Observer, 15-July-2015
Deputy Dan Neille while welcoming the report on Connecting for Life: Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, raised concerns over the contents of the report with the Minister for Health in the Dáil.
It’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help
Noel Mostyn writes about the success of the ‘cycle against suicide’ programme, a coordinated series of events which helped to raise awareness of suicide nationwide.
Evening Echo, 15-June-2015
The Healthy Minds project was set up in May 2010 by the HSE South Traveller Health Unit.
Evening Echo, 12-June-2015
The country’s first ever online mental health good practice guide has been launched by ReachOut Ireland.
Irish Examiner, 26-May-2015
Caroline Allen talks about the current approach being taken to men’s mental health and wellbeing and how we need to encourage more openness and discussion in this area.
Dungarvan Leader, 29-May-2015
A 50km mental health awareness cycle through Waterford has raised €12,000 for the suicide awareness charity, Suicide or Survive (SOS).
The charity has voiced it’s concern about the “scale and complexity of mental health issues for children” with 20,000 contacts directly related to psycho-social and mental health issues.
(Dungarvan Leader – 29 May 2015)
(Tipperary Star – 28 May 2015)
(Women’s Way – 26 May 2015)
Bouncing back after……Depression – Suzanne Harrington
(Irish Examiner – 19 May 2015)
(Irish Farmer’s Journal – 16 May 2015)
Learn how to identify and deal with stress – Dr John Ryan
(Galway City Tribune – 15 May 2015)
(Irish Examiner – 13 May 2015)
The Herald – City Final, 12-May-2015
Liz Quish, a crisis counsellor in Pieta House, talks about supporting and counselling teenagers and adults who suffer from self-harm and suicidal thinking.
Irish Examiner, 11-May-2015
More than 100,000 people took part in 80 dawn walks around the world to raise funds and awareness for Irish suicide prevention charity Pieta House.
Swap your lie-in for a Run in the Dark
Evening Echo, 07-May-2015
Pat Divilly, the recently appointed youth mental health ambassador for Console, talks about improving and promoting awareness of mental health.
Coordinated care needed for children’s mental health
Emergency Services Ireland, 06-May-2015
A report launched by the Children’s Mental Health Coalition has outlined the significant gaps in mental health services and supports for children and young people.
Never be afraid to ask for help
Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association (WGPA) Chairperson, Aoife Lane, talks about the impact that physical health can have on mental health and wellbeing.
Dundalk show their support for Positive Mental Heallth event
Dundalk Democrat, 05-May-2015
The Dundalk Positive Mental Health forum is an initiative made up of service providers and interested parties who wish to promote positive mental health awareness in Dundalk.
Ruth helps to launch positive mental attitude initiative
Connaught Telegraph, 05-May-2015
In partnership with national mental health charity Aware, Abrivia Recruitment has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of positive mental health in the recruitment industry .
(Irish Times – 1 May 2015)
(Meath Topic -30 April 2015)
(Irish Examiner County – 28 April 2015)
We all need to reach out to our children with sensitivity
Ivan Yates shares compelling stories of ‘service users’ of the psychiatric and mental health service.
Gaisce has ‘positive effect’ on mental health
(Irish Examiner, 23-April-2015)
Young people who take part in Gaisce are happier, more hopeful, and have better self-esteem, according to a new report into the initiative.
Limerick Leader-23 Mar 2015
Deputy Dan Neville, president of the Irish Association ofSuicidology, said that while many felt drugs were being over-prescribed, medication …
Limerick Leader-19 Mar 2015
The president of The Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, said this Wednesday what Shane has done will help to ensure that …
RTE.ie-10 Mar 2015
Fine Gael TD Dan Neville, the President of the Irish Association ofSuicidology, said it would always be extremely difficult to determine exactly …
The Irish Association of Suicidology was founded in 1996 by Dr. John Connolly, the late Dr. Michael Kelleher, and Mr. Dan Neville T.D. The IAS has been working with community, voluntary and statutory bodies since its inception to inform, educate and promote positive suicide prevention policies throughout the island of Ireland.
The IAS prides itself on being a forum where all organisations can come together and exchange knowledge regarding any aspect of suicidology which is gained from differing perspectives and experiences. In our opinion no group, voluntary or professional has a monopoly of wisdom or expertise about suicide. Suicide prevention is everybody’s responsibility and requires coordinated action by all parts of our society. Through its conferences and publications, the IAS highlights various aspects of suicide and endeavours to influence public policy and insure that positive action is taken to provide adequate strategies to combat this tragic problem in our society
Aims & Objectives
The Association was founded in 1996. Among its aims and objectives are the following: