www.nsrf.ie
info@nsrf.ie
021 420 5551
Suicide: Cork City and County
How does the NSRF collect data on suicide?
The Suic...
www.nsrf.ie
info@nsrf.ie
021 420 5551
Self-Harm in 2012
What is Self-Harm?
Self-harm is defined by the World Health Org...
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National Suicide Research Foundation - Suicide & Self-harm 2012 - Key Findings

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. www.nsrf.ie info@nsrf.ie 021 420 5551 Suicide: Cork City and County How does the NSRF collect data on suicide? The Suicide Support and Information System (SSIS) is a real-time register of suicide which monitors patterns and risk factors associated with suicide. In Cork City and County, there were 307 consecutive cases of suicide found between Sep 2008 and June 2012. 243 were male, 64 were female. Risk Factors associated with suicide for: Men aged 40 years and under Men aged 40 years and over 39.5% had been unemployed 76.5% had a history of alcohol abuse 29.4% had been engaged in drug abuse 38.3% had a physical illness 31.3% had a history of non-fatal self-harm 31.5% had a diagnosis of depression Women Men & Women unemployed at time of death 63.9% had been diagnosed with a psychiatric 41.9% had a history of non-fatal self-harm disorder 51.6% had abused alcohol and drugs 35.6% had used multiple types of drugs, above the therapeutic range 23.5% had contact with GP for psychological reasons 26.5% had been working in a healthcare setting 21.5% had lost a family member/close friend by suicide 2 clusters of suicide were identified: The largest cluster involved 13 cases of suicide over a 3 month period. How is this data useful? The SSIS aims to improve risk assessment and identify emerging suicide clusters and contagion effects Questions? Talk to: Prof Ella Arensman, Eileen Williamson, Jacklyn McCarthy All research conducted by the National Suicide Research Foundation informs policy development and intervention in the prevention of suicide and the management of patients presenting with self-harm.
  • 2. www.nsrf.ie info@nsrf.ie 021 420 5551 Self-Harm in 2012 What is Self-Harm? Self-harm is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as; “an act with non-fatal outcome in which an individual deliberately initiates a nonhabitual behaviour, that without intervention from others, will cause self-harm…” How does the NSRF collect data on self-harm? The National Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm, which was established by the NSRF, collects data on persons presenting to hospital emergency departments (EDs) as a result of deliberate self-harm. How many people self-harmed in the Republic of Ireland in 2012? 9,483 individuals, including 12,010 presentations to hospital: Male Rate of Deliberate Self-Harm Female Rate of Deliberate Self-Harm 195 per 100,000 225 per 100,000 Since 2007: Male rate has increased by Female rate has increased by 20% 6% As in previous years, female rate was higher than the male rate: Peak Rate for Men Peak rate for Women 20-24 age group 15-19 age group 532 per 100,000 617 per 100,000 The amount of acts accounted for by repetition was 21% Repetition of self-harm is a strong predictor of future suicide How is this data useful? This data is guiding the development of and implementation of national guidelines for the assessment and management of self-harm patients presenting to EDs. Questions? Talk to: Dr. Eve Griffin, Amanda Wall All research conducted by the National Suicide Research Foundation informs policy development and intervention in the prevention of suicide and the management of patients presenting with self-harm.

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