Irish Times | Barry Roche

More than a quarter of women who took their own lives in Cork worked in health care.

Programmes should be put in place to overcome the stigma of mental illness among health care professionals, a leading expert on suicide has said.

The comments from Prof Ella Arensman, of the National Suicide Research Foundation, come after a study found that more than a quarter of all women who took their own lives in Cork in a near four-year period worked in the health sector.

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