A conversation with a Mental Health Professional

Common Myths about Suicide and Self-Harm

In this video Professor Eugene Cassidy, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor University College Cork/Cork University Hospital, discusses a number of myths associated with self-harm and suicide, outlines training available for frontline staff and mental health professionals, and provides advice on how to ascertain risk and ask about suicide.

Important risk factors for suicide and self-harm

This section outlines key clinical, psychological, genetic and other known risk factors associated with self-harm and suicide.

 

Effective treatments for depression and suicidal behaviour

In this video Professor Eugene Cassidy, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor University College Cork/Cork University Hospital,  outlines evidence based interventions for people with depression and for people who have engaged in self-harm.

 

Key messages for family members of individuals who are prone to depression and suicidal ideation

Professor Eugene Cassidy, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor University College Cork/Cork University Hospital, describes the importance of communication, outlines the supports available, and the necessity for assessment by a trained professional.

 

Responding to people bereaved by suicide

This video offers guidance, by Professor Eugene Cassidy, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor University College Cork/Cork University Hospital, on how to respond to people bereaved by suicide, including common reactions, practical support and advice, bereavement support services available and coping and self-care strategies.

 

Impact of media reporting

This video outlines the dangers of social media, particularly for young people and the necessity for accurate and responsible reporting.

 

Self-Care and Peer Support

Professor Eugene Cassidy, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor University College Cork/Cork University Hospital, outlines the importance of self-care for frontline staff and mental health professionals, including informal and formal supports available.