FACT #7: Did You Know?
There is a Strong Link between Alcohol, Self-Harm & Suicide
Alcohol is one of the most important risk factors associated with both self-harm & suicide. Among people who die by suicide in Ireland, the proportion of those dependent on alcohol is between 51% to 85%.
Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems and it can worsen pre-existing mental health issues. It can also affect our ability to cope with everyday stresses and difficulties. Alcohol can increase the risk of suicide by increasing impulsivity, changing mood and deepening depression. If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s alcohol consumption,
To find out more about how alcohol effects your mental health How alcohol affects your mental health – HSE.ie. In an emergency, call 112 or 999 if you are worried that someone you know is about to harm themselves’