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Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:02:36 PM »
Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK



This topic directly relates to these topics...

"Are you, or someone else, experiencing MENTAL HEALTH issues in Belfast or Ulster "
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71743.0.html

"Mental health in NI"
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71692.0.html

Ohhhhhh. !

"December 19th 2017"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-has-highest-rate-of-suicide-in-the-uk-but-mental-health-funding-is-25-less-36418579.html

"Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK, official figures show"
 
"Last year 297 people here took their own lives, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics."

"Although UK rates show a fall in cases, there has been a rise in the suicide rates for Northern Irish and Scottish females, yesterday's bulletin said."

"The 5,965 suicides registered in 2016 in the UK comprised 4,508 men and 1,457 women."

" "In Northern Ireland a total of 221 men and 76 women committed suicide in 2016 - the youngest was a male aged under 15." "

"Proportionately, our total was the highest in the UK."

"The report said: "In Northern Ireland, we have observed a small decrease in the suicide rate for males and a small increase for females from 2015 to 2016."

"In 2015 the highest number of victims in 10 years was recorded, amounting to 318 deaths."

"Men in north Belfast, aged between 30 to 34, are most at risk with the area the worst affected since 2013, separate figures show."

"SDLP MLA for north Belfast Nichola Mallon said: "So many lives have been lost and so many families left devastated by suicide in north Belfast."

"Christmas for many people is a joyous time but for others it can be a very difficult and dark time."

"It's so important that people know there is help available."

"There are people who can listen and help."

"It's okay to not be okay and above all else you are not alone."

"Despite our high suicide rate, Northern Ireland receives 25% less funding for mental health services than the rest of the UK."

"Claire Curran has been affected by suicide and now volunteers with the support group Survivors of Suicide in east Belfast."

"She said the pain of loss is very difficult and has urged people to seek help."

"When people die from suicide it is a worse form of bereavement in a way because there is nowhere to put the blame," she said."

"It's different if the cause was cancer or a road accident, old age or even murder because there is something or someone to place the blame on."

"But with suicide there is often no reason and it was the person themselves who was responsible."

"Those left go through the stages of grief of anger and denial. You don't want to feel happy but you then feel guilty because that person is no longer here."

"You find ways to cope - new ways of normal."

"There is still a stigma about suicide, it needs to be talked about more."

"Amanda O'Neill from the Public Health Authority in Northern Ireland said Christmas can create extra stress and feelings of loneliness."

"She urged people to see family and friends to prevent isolation and avoid excessive alcohol and do more exercise if possible."

"Many of us will be looking forward to Christmas when we can spend more time with our family and friends," Ms O'Neill said."

"It is important to look out for behaviour that could indicate that someone is under pressure and really needs help."

"If you are worried about someone, start a conversation with them and talk to them about your concerns."

"Ask them how they are feeling and if there is anything you can do to help them."

"If you or someone you know is in distress or despair, call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also access the Lifeline website at www.lifelinehelpline.info  "

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 06:06:23 PM »
"November 7th 2017"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/heartbreaking-toll-of-297-suicides-in-one-year-in-northern-ireland-36297887.html

"Heartbreaking toll of 297 suicides in one year in Northern Ireland"

"New official statistics show nearly six people died by suicide in Northern Ireland every week in 2016."

"Figures released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) show 297 people were recorded as having died by suicide last year."

"This was a decrease on the number for 2015, when 318 suicides were recorded in Northern Ireland - the highest number since records began in 1970."

"Despite this, it is still one of the highest recorded figures of recent years."

"In 2014, 268 deaths by suicide were recorded in Northern Ireland, with 303 deaths in 2013."

"Of the deaths in 2016, 221 males took their own lives compared to 76 females, meaning men accounted for 74% of all deaths."

"In keeping with the rest of the United Kingdom, suicides in Northern Ireland are recorded as either 'intentional self-harm' or 'event of undetermined intent'.

The figures also break down by age, and show the group suicide is most prevalent in are those aged 25 to 34, with 71 deaths recorded.

The number of suicides for the other age categories were as follows:

10 to 14 - 1
15 to 24 - 50
25 to 34 - 71
35 to 44 - 49
45 to 54 - 64
55 to 64 - 37
65 to 74 - 17
75 to 84 - 8

"According to investigative website The Detail,... final figures contradict quarterly reports issued by NISRA for 2016 - which showed 305 deaths by suicide, a figure eight higher than the final number"
https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/8-158-deaths-we-need-a-suicide-strategy-as-a-matter-of-urgencythe

"It was also found there had been 164 deaths by suicide recorded in the first six months of this year.

"Speaking to the publication, professor of mental health sciences at Ulster University Siobhan O'Neill said:..."

"I am shocked that the suicide death numbers are not really going down. They vary slightly year on year, but there is no downward trend. The trend in the rest of the UK is downwards and in Ireland it is stabilising."

"We need a suicide prevention strategy as a matter of urgency but we donít have a government to sign off on it."

"Responding to the figures the SDLP's Mark H Durkan said the figures made for "sobering reading"."

"The issues that have divided parties and politicians pale into insignificance next to this massive problem that affects all of our communities. There must be cross party unity on this issue," he said."

"The failure to agree and implement a new suicide prevention strategy is a damning indictment of our politics. How can we credibly tell people in despair to seek help if we arenít providing enough support ourselves?"

"If you, or anyone close to you, is affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans free on 116123 or Lifeline on 080 8808 8000."

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 06:50:03 AM »
"July 01, 2018"

"18 year old Belfast footballer commits suicide"
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,72995.0.html

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 04:52:51 PM »
One truly wonders how many suicides in Northern Ireland, are down to cyber bullying, alcohol and or drug abuse or pressure from paramilitaries ?  :(
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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 03:22:51 AM »
One truly wonders how many suicides in Northern Ireland, are down to cyber bullying, alcohol and or drug abuse or pressure from paramilitaries ?  :(
it is awfull what makes people go there maybe depressed over some thing that has really hurt them.so sad. :(

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 11:05:41 AM »
What an astonishing statistic. !

"More than 4,400 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland in the 19 years between 1998 and 2016, whilst during the Troubles, between 1969 and 1997, it is estimated that 3,600 people died."

If that 19 year period was 28 years as for the conflict, that would be about 6,600 suicides. !

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 07:46:21 PM »
"Death by Suicide: A Report Based on the Northern Ireland Coronerís Database"
http://www.research.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Summary%20Report2.pdf

The report covers the years 2005 to 2011.

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 10:59:31 PM »
Some of the suicides must be part legacy of the troubles.....I would think.

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 12:10:35 AM »
Some of the suicides must be part legacy of the troubles.....I would think.
Doubtless so,... at least in part,... but that can't be automatically assumed to be the cause or a contributing factor in every case,... and especially not with the younger victims,... although it was in the recent case of the 18 year old footballer victim.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35494451/why-has-northern-ireland-got-the-highest-suicide-rate-in-the-uk

Of course another factor that directly relates to the cause of many suicides in Ulster as much as it does to the rest of Ireland, is this one,...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/rates-of-lgbt-self-harm-suicide-are-horrific-says-mcaleese-1.2583054




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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 12:52:33 AM »
"AYICC - Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre is a community organisation and registered charity."

"We have established a range of services which include youth projects, counselling and training programmes."

"AYICC delivers a high quality professional service that strives to meet the needs of individuals, families and community."

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Young Irishman Doug Leddin is talking about his dark place that so many others also occupy in silence.

His video,... "Lets talk about Depression"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez179mM5sbI



It's not often I post something too serious on Social Media and I'm not sure this is the right thing to do and to be honest I'm nervous as hell writing this status but I hope it helps others and I hope you can share this if you think it will help someone.

There is something I have wanted to get off my chest for a long time, 10 years in fact.

This will come as a surprise to some of my closest friends who I just couldn't talk to for fear of loosing them or not being accepted.

But after a lot of thought and consideration I decided to make a video to lift this burden off my shoulders and to share my experiences with you.

I'm talking about depression and its something we all need to talk more about, for too long people have suffered in silence and its not right and as hard as it is to talk about it, it genuinely does help.

I'm not saying that by opening up to your friends, family, colleagues or even teammates that it will make everything ok, but it will certainly help.

To my best friends I have to say sorry, sorry for not having the courage to do this sooner.

To my family, thank you for the support over the past 10 years.

I'm now 27 and in a much better place in my life.

I have spent years in and out of doctors, John of Gods and various other places getting help since the age of 16.

It was a dark place and I suffered alone and I shouldn't have.

The past year have been much better and I'm thankfully in a place now that I feel comfortable sharing this and although I wish it didn't take me this long to open up it did and I cant change that but hopefully I can encourage a few others to do the same.

I suppose the reason I'm doing this is to try encourage others to speak about their mental health issues with family, friends or even organisations.

If you think this could help someone please feel free to share it.

Together we can beat the stigma associated with mental health, an issue that is on the rise with people of our generation.

Just remember you are not alone. !

If anyone needs to talk to anyone there are plenty of organisations out there that can help:

Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm    http://www.pieta.ie/

https://www.facebook.com/pietahouse/

SpunOut.ie     https://spunout.ie/

Aware             http://www.aware-ni.org/

Reach Out Ireland     https://ie.reachout.com/

Samaritans Ireland   https://www.samaritans.org/branches/belfast

A Lust For Life           https://www.alustforlife.com/

Possibly the most nerve wrecking thing I have ever done is writing this and clicking "Post".

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 03:54:17 AM »
     the suicide rate so many people very sad :( .

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2018, 07:46:50 PM »
Some of the suicides must be part legacy of the troubles.....I would think.

Surely only for people of a certain age ? :)
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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 12:40:50 AM »
http://email.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/T/v40000016483df0c8f9c3a08163ecb1b0a/a437d3a5325a46330000021ef3a0bcd0/a437d3a5-325a-4633-b006-3c7474a2a2cf?__dU__=v0oQlZ2XmHtXiWefx_zBr6oSDOdDEyJMNBt1aaocywPHw=

Well done to the Officers of the PSNI.  O0
Yes absolutely, and also to the one person who heard indirectly about  the original message from the potential suicide victim on a social media site and who was the the only person who bothered to report it to the police,... who responded to it so promptly and efficiently and professionally.

There are obviously some very switched on people in the PSNI, at least there are in Craigavon.

This is their facebook account of the incident,...

https://www.facebook.com/PSNI.Craigavon/posts/1763183560384075

Currently, that PSNI Craigavon facebook post has received 2.6K Likes, 104 Comments, and 1.8K Shares,... and it deserves them all.

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