Suicide risk for men under 21 is four times higher

The ‘Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008′ study has found evidence to suggest that as many as half of all suicides happen in clusters, where there is a series of deaths in one location over a short time period. Of 104 cases of young people taking their own lives that were studied, 15 were associated with other suicides, with 10 part of suicide clusters. Professor Kevin Malone, from the Department of Psychiatry in St Vincent’s University Hospital and UCD, interviewed 104 families affected by suicide, outlining their experiences of how their loss was dealt with by emergency services. (Independent) >

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