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National Office for Suicide Prevention. (2013) National Office for Suicide Prevention annual report 2012. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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The most recent official figures produced by the CSO indicate that there were 495 deaths by suicide in Ireland in 2010. This figure is below the profile for most EU countries yet the figures for young men are particularly high by international comparison. The identification of comparable overall trends is difficult given the time-lags in the confirmation of official data and requires on-going analysis.

The most recent confirmed data for 2010, taken together with figures from the National Register of Deliberate Self-Harm, would suggest a stabilisation in the rates of suicidal behaviour. Yet, suicide rates remain too high and a community wide effort is required to reduce suicide rates.


Date:2013
Pages:81 p.
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators:National Office for Suicide Prevention
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour > suicidal behaviour / suicide

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