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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #195 on: February 13, 2020, 10:38:16 AM »

[font=]Saw this on the internet, just wonder if there is any merit in it.[/font]
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[font=]The Situational Approach [/font][font=]- A new approach to suicide prevention: This approach acknowledges the predominant association of situational distress, rather than mental illness, with suicide (though in some cases the two are linked), and is principally informed by and responds to risk factors of a broad spectrum of difficult human experiences across the life span. This approach is also mindful of and wherever possible seeks to address: contextual, systemic, and socio-cultural risk and protective factors and determinants: the real world of individuals’ lived experience.[/font]

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #196 on: February 14, 2020, 07:43:04 AM »

Suicide prevention initiatives that are preoccupied with detection of illness or disorder like major depression may well be putting people’s lives at risk, by not attending to forms of distress that don’t constitute illness or disorder, and yet which can result in suicidal ideation and suicide.
A useful corrective term that can help counter the current mental illness/disorder narrative, and provide a sounder basis for suicide prevention is situational distress.

http://aimhs.com.au/cms/uploads/Situational%20Approach%20Document_web.pdf


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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #197 on: February 14, 2020, 09:33:26 AM »
What is the reason??? How to prevent it!! EDUCATE!!

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #198 on: February 15, 2020, 08:41:43 PM »
Mental health. A state of mind.  :(
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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #200 on: February 16, 2020, 10:18:35 PM »
Mental health. A state of mind.  :(

 Many minds , are in a terrible state ...  ::)
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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #201 on: February 18, 2020, 02:28:30 AM »
Some kid trying to jump off Clifton Street (Westlink Bridge) tonight.
Same last week.
People jumping to his aid.
Illegal Drugs and prescription drugs these days, alot to answer for.
What a curse on society.


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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #202 on: February 19, 2020, 01:37:25 AM »
Some kid trying to jump off Clifton Street (Westlink Bridge) tonight.
Same last week.
People jumping to his aid.
Illegal Drugs and prescription drugs these days, alot to answer for.
What a curse on society.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39498448

"Call for suicide-prevention barriers at Belfast bridge"

"Tiarna Dorton, pictured after she attempted suicide, is sharing her story in an effort to improve safety measures"

"If I went there that night and it had have been more difficult, 100%, I wouldn't have tried anything."
"It was less than three years ago that Tiarna Dorton tried to take her own life by jumping from a road bridge onto Belfast's Westlink."

https://www.pprproject.org/measuring-change-the-heighten-the-bridge-campaign

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #203 on: February 22, 2020, 09:01:59 AM »
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/parents-share-haunting-last-words-17766346

"17 FEB 2020"

"Parents share haunting last words of son pushed to suicide by gambling addiction"


"Sadie and Peter Keogh will bring their campaign to Stormont on Tuesday"

"Lewis Keogh was groomed and coerced into a secret addiction that led him to take his own life aged 34."

"He left a suicide note for his parents and brothers explaining why he had to leave them, including six brutal words:" ...

“Gambling is cruel. I need peace.”

"Now Sadie and Peter Keogh want action to stop other families spiralling into the crisis and grief they live through every day."

Etcetera ...
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https://www.gamblingwithlives.org/



"If you or someone you know is in distress or despair, call free-phone 24/7 crisis counselling helpline Lifeline on 0808 808 8000."

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #204 on: February 23, 2020, 09:50:04 AM »
 Screening 0 - 3 year olds for mental illness ?
 
The Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) recently published a number of articles and letters on their website expressing their concerns about a recommendation of the current Productivity Commission.
 
From Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights https://cchr.org.au/  (accessed Feb 5 2020):
 
1.25 Million 0-3 Year Olds to Be Screened for Mental Illness & at Risk of Being Drugged
 
The proposal to screen all 1.25 million children aged 0-3 years old is a result of Australia’s Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health. The Productivity Commission is responsible for the accountability of government spending in all sectors. Specifically this inquiry was called to determine whether the current mental health programs are effective and if they deliver the best outcomes for children, families and the economy. They have released their Draft Report for feedback.

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #205 on: March 06, 2020, 11:03:05 AM »
"Northern Ireland legend Pat Jennings lends his support to Belfast suicide prevention charity"

https://youtu.be/MmNwd0dIpHA



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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #206 on: March 08, 2020, 07:23:54 PM »
Many minds , are in a terrible state ...  ::)

Indeed they are. Is it the use of drugs, paramilitary pressure, lack of interest from 'parents', or peer pressure ?  ::)
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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #207 on: March 11, 2020, 02:32:20 AM »
Text and video TV news report.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-03/i-ve-lost-my-mother-father-brother-and-uncle-calls-for-northern-ireland-public-health-emergency-over-suicide-rates/


"'I've lost my mother, father, brother and uncle': Calls for Northern Ireland public health emergency over suicide rates"



"I lost my mum, my dad and my brother to suicide."

"Like too many families, Andrew Hoy's is struggling to make sense of Northern Ireland's losing battle with suicide."

"When I was 16 my dad took his own life and that was a big shock because we'd never heard of suicide before this, where now all you hear about is suicide, suicide…"

ETCETERA,...

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"Who to contact if you or someone you know needs help:"

"Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, by calling 116 123."

If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected] "

"Mind also offer mental health support between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday."

"You can call them on 0300 123 3393 or text them on 86463."

"There is also lots of information available on their website."

"Northern Ireland residents can call Lifeline for free 24 hours a day on 0808 808 8000 "

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #208 on: March 20, 2020, 12:02:33 AM »
"January 6 2020"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/devastated-families-of-belfast-boys-eoin-hamill-and-cillian-draine-prepare-to-say-final-farewells-ahead-of-funerals-38836090.html

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In a separate tragic incident in Belfast, Cillian Draine (11) died suddenly at his Salisbury Avenue home in north Belfast.

Like Eoin, Cillian was also involved in amateur boxing.

Last night Belfast boxer Michael Conlan said he was fundraising for Cillian's family.

https://twitter.com/mickconlan11/status/1213777463643443201

He tweeted: ...

"I'm going to do another auction to help raise funds for the funeral of the family of young boxer, 11-year-old Cillian Draine... our youth need our help, anyone suffering speak up, it's OK to talk. !"

Last night, Sinn Fein MP John Finucane said he has requested an urgent meeting with health officials over recent suicides in north Belfast.

"I personally know members of one of the families affected by a very young man's tragic and untimely death. My heart goes out to all of the families involved," he said.

"Mental health is a major source of concern and one which I intend to prioritise."

He said a party delegation wants "an immediate meeting with the Chief Executive of Belfast Trust and the Public Health Agency, and the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, for emergency discussions due to a number of deaths by suicide in north Belfast in recent days".

Cillian's funeral will take place at St Therese of Lisieux Church in north Belfast tomorrow. He is survived by mum Mary, dad Mick and brothers Fiontan and Michael.

If you have been affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans free on 116123 or Lifeline on 080 8808 8000

Belfast Telegraph 

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/galleries/news/funeral-of-cillian-draine-11-takes-place-in-belfast-photos-38842367.html

"Funeral of Cillian Draine (11) takes place in Belfast [Photos]"

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #209 on: March 24, 2020, 10:07:58 AM »

Stephen Clements RIP.
Seems I was right after all.
Yet lambasted by certain posters at the time, for stating the truth.
🙄
May he be up with the angels now. 🙏

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/clearly-stephen-was-in-a-very-hard-place-but-we-didnt-know-says-tragic-djs-brother-39070098.html