National Office of Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2006
Suicidal behaviour is a major public health problem in Ireland. In particular it is a significant cause of death among young men aged 18 – 35, while overall suicide rates in Ireland are lower than the EU average, youth suicide rates are fifth highest. Risk factors for suicide include depression, schizophrenia and alcohol but suicide trends over time in many countries are influenced by major social changes especially those which result in less social cohesion.
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