Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 3 June 2014
Since 1990 the has been a four-fold increase in the number of deaths by suicide and is the most common cause of death among our young people. Talking about suicide does not make it happen, but suppressing the conversation may do.One film, launched in January and called “Finding Mike” was released by one young man experiencing suicidal thoughts and tells a remarkable story of hope and compassion. It has gone viral around the world.
Sean was joined by Jim Lucey, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, University of Dublin and Medical Director at St Patricks Mental Health Services.
Help to Buy
‘Property Armageddon’ was predicted for London when the UK launched its ‘Help to Buy’, mortgage-guarantee scheme last October, but the plan has received positive reviews as figures were released recently on its first six months. With our Government now considering a similar model, should these UK figures put to bed the fears of property bubbles, State liability, and a repeat of our recent history?
Joining Sean was Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent and from London to explain the first six months of the UK’s ‘Help to Buy’ was Russell Lynch, City Correspondent with the London Evening Standard.