Exploring the relationship between anxiety /sleeping problems and suicidal behaviours

Dr Denise O’Hagan and Dr Gillian Armstrong (QUB) Rates of prescribing of drugs for anxiety and sleep problems are higher in Northern Ireland than other parts of the United Kingdom. This may be related to the higher burden of mental ill health among the NI population. The research presented in this seminar will highlight data … Read more

An exploration of the dynamics of suicide among women

Dr Sharon Mallon (OU) There has been a great deal of concern about the rising rates of suicide in Northern Ireland. To date, the discussion has tended to focus on suicide among men, with little consideration given to suicide among women. This lack of attention is concerning as studies suggest there are important gender differences … Read more

Understanding suicide and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland

Prof Siobhan O’Neill (Ulster) This presentation delivers key findings from two studies of suicide in Northern Ireland about factors influencing suicide and suicidal behaviour. Included are the findings from data analysis of coronial files on 1,667 suicides and undetermined deaths from 2005-2011; which illustrate how theories relate to suicide prevention in Northern Ireland. Amongst the … Read more