Silence and social stigma are spurring a runaway suicide epidemic in the North

More people died from suicide in the last 20 years than were killed in the Troubles, and things aren’t set to improve any time soon

31st March, 2019

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland is in the grip of a suicide epidemic. An alarming fact is that more people have died by suicide in the past 20 years than were killed during 30 years of conflict. During the conflict, it is estimated that around 3,600 people were killed. From the beginning of 1998 to the end of 2016, 4,400 deaths recorded have been due to suicide. Suicide rates in the...

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