« BackIncrease in number of people who died by suicide in Kerry

New figures show a slight increase in the number of people who took their own lives in Kerry last year.

CSO

CSO statistics reveal that fifteen men, and  five women, died as a result of suicide in the county in 2015.

The number represents a rise of three on figures from the previous 12 months.

The suicide rate in the county now stands at 13.8 per 100,00 people, compared with a rate of 11.8 in 2014 and a rate of 16.8 in 2010.

If you are affected by this issue, you can ring the Samaritans on 116 123 or Console at 1800 247 247.