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Latest Articles

  • Teaching Suicide Awareness and Prevention
    Teaching Suicide Awareness and Prevention is now available for download for teachers in schools taking part in the School Visits…
    Written on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:09
  • Teachers' Manual is now available
    YSPI has just launched our Guidance and Information Handbook for Teachers, a 32 page booklet which outlines the role of…
    Written on Sunday, 04 September 2016 23:35
  • Parent & Teacher Overview
    As part of the National Schools Programme we are now providing standalone information presentations for parents & teachers.  Some schools…
    Written on Thursday, 25 August 2016 21:02
  • Our Child Protection Policy - Updated
    The Board of Trustees of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of…
    Written on Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:07
  • Charity Annual Report 2015
    You can download our Annual Activity Report for 2015 below: Charity Activity Report 2015 (PDF)
    Written on Friday, 05 August 2016 15:22

Warning Signs

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:
Withdrawing from family and friends
Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
Sleeping too much or too little
Feeling tired most of the time
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
Talking about suicide or death
Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
Losing interest in favourite things or activities
Giving away prized possessions
Mood swings
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.


The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173