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Understanding suicide and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland

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 … Read moreUnderstanding suicide and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland

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 moreAn exploration of the dynamics of suicide among women

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 moreExploring the relationship between anxiety /sleeping problems and suicidal behaviours

Approaching the contested commemoration of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme

Dr Marie Coleman and Dr Dominic Bryan (QUB) – Northern Ireland’s 2016: Approaching the contested commemoration of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme The centenaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme will be commemorated in Northern Ireland in 2016. These two events have important historical and political resonance … Read moreApproaching the contested commemoration of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme

A pension for those seriously injured during the Troubles

A pension for those seriously injured during the Troubles: Repairing the past – Dr Luke Moffett (QUB) Victims who have been seriously injured during the Troubles/conflict in and around Northern Ireland have often been forgotten in redressing their daily suffering when dealing with the past. Many continue to live with debilitating injuries and chronic pain, … Read moreA pension for those seriously injured during the Troubles