Following today’s release of the NISRA’s Review of Suicide Statistics for Northern Ireland 2015-2021*,

Ged Flynn, PAPYRUS Chief Executive, commented:

“Each one of these statistics is a person whose life is remembered and whose story was and is important. We are all diminished by each of these preventable deaths.

“Suicide is an unimaginable tragedy. PAPYRUS is working hard in Northern Ireland and, indeed, across the whole of the UK, not only to reduce the numbers but to hear the stories of those who want to live but, right now, find that very difficult. We are eager to hear from parents and caregivers too, to share their experience and help us to prevent further young deaths.”

Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, or worried about someone who is, can contact PAPYRUS on its HOPELINE on 0800 068 4141 every day from 9am through midnight.

Please also visit for more information.

Professor Siobhan O’Neill, NI mental Health Champion, has made a statement in today’s release. Find that here: You can view the statement on her website:



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