Towards an Understanding of the Role of Bereavement in the Pathway to Suicide

Dr Sharon Mallon (OU) and Dr Karen Galway (QUB) Bereavement is considered to be a common precursor of death by suicide. Studies suggest those bereaved by suicide may be particularly vulnerable to suicide themselves. Recently, there has been a steady rise in the number of deaths by suicide in Northern Ireland. As a result, an … Read more

Using administrative data to understand mental health in Northern Ireland: results from two exemplar projects

Dr Aideen Maguire, Dr Mark McCann, Dr John Moriarty and Dr Dermot O’Reilly (QUB) Mental ill health is a major contributor to the burden of disease among the population. Associations have been found between gender, deprivation and bereavement and mental ill health; but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Emerging studies are using a … Read more