Year: 2009 Source: Critical Social Thinking: Policy and Practice, v.1, (2009), p.21-38 SIEC No: 20100653

This paper explores suicide prevention strategies in the area of Knocknaheeny in Cork, Ireland. Data was collected from national & international policies & agency publications. Theories of prevention were explored & prevention strategies which exist in other countries studied. The findings suggested a major awareness of the need for targeted suicide prevention services. Participants all agreed that they would like to run programs to facilitate further awareness among young people & the community at large but were hesitant as they did not have the necessary training. Formal suicide prevention services do not exist in an area which provides so many community services & has such a high rate of suicide.