Welcome to the website of the National Suicide Research Foundation Ireland.
The NSRF consists of a multi-disciplinary research team with contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry and biostatistics. The Foundation has been recognised by the Department of Health and Children as an official research unit to contribute to the prevention of suicidal behavior in Ireland. The NSRF has been recognised as the centre of excellence and the Irish focal point for information regarding suicide and its prevention by the WHO-World Health Organisation. The work of the NSRF is funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention, the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (3 Projects) and the European Agency for Health and Consumers (2 Projects). ESB ElectricAid has generously provided an equipment grant.
Aims of the NSRF
The aims of the National Suicide Research Foundation are:
The NSRF is greatly indebted to the many individuals who fundraise and those who donate monies to support its work.
Please follow this link to read an article by Prof. Ella Arensman (NSRF) published June 7th, Irish Examiner in response to a recent article which discusses recent trends in suicide in accordance to recent CSO figures on suicide. Prof Arensman also refers to the Suicide Support and Information System (SSIS) document published last year.”
Coppens et al, 2013 “This interesting publication details the results of a large population based survey (n=4,011) exploring public attitudes towards depression and help-seeking in countries prior to the recent OSPI-Europe intervention. This paper gives focus to any public media campaigns which could be implemented in the future.”
Larkin et al, 2013 “This paper recently published by PhD scholar Celine Larkin (NSRF) et al, illustrates how patients who present following self-cutting differ from those presenting with overdose, and how this difference must be accounted for when considering prevention of repetition of self harm.”
Carli et al, 2013 “This recently published article details the methodology of the SEYLE randomised control trial in which the NSRF was involved, acting as the Irish coordinating site”
This new paper explores how actions improving care and optimising treatment for depressed patients has been shown in various projects to result in a reduction of suicidal acts. Download >