Youth Issues

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:48

Bullying and Suicide

Research has shown that being a victim, perpetrator, or even a witness to bullying is associated with multiple behavioral, emotional, and social problems, including an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and actions. In a recent survey in Ireland bullying was identified as being a more common factor in suicdal behaviour…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:12

Dealing with grief

If someone you care about has died by suicide, you may be feeling a whole range of different emotions - shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, grief. You might be asking yourself: "Why did they do it?" "What could I have done to help?" It is normal to try to make sense…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:55

Four Steps to Help

 1 WATCHING:  BE AWARE OF THE WARNING SIGNS  Be aware of what your friends are doing and how they are behaving.  As a friend you could be one of the first to become aware of changes in behaviour: Warnings signs to watch out for may include but are not limited…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:04

How to talking with an adult

Friends can help but sometimes what you are going through is too big to handle by yourself and you need an adult to get involved. But who do you ask for help? choose an adult you trust - maybe it is a family member or a neighbor, a favorite teacher,…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:32

Managing your stress

Everyone experiences stress at some time or another. It might be caused by problems at school or work, relationships with friends, siblings or parents, moving to a new place, or a traumatic event. Stress can affect people in different ways: have you become sad, angry, or anxious have you started…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:03

Youth Depression and Suicide

Not only adults become depressed. Children and teenagers also may have depression, as well. The good news is that depression is a treatable illness. Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent's ability to function. About 5 percent of…

Warning Signs

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:
Withdrawing from family and friends
Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
Sleeping too much or too little
Feeling tired most of the time
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
Talking about suicide or death
Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
Losing interest in favourite things or activities
Giving away prized possessions
Mood swings
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.


The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
Atrium Business Centre
Blackpool Retail Park, Blackpool
Cork City, Ireland
Tel 021 - 242 7173