Research Results

Research results dedicated to ADHD. The findings are a summary of work varieties of bodies including ADHD Ireland, plus the volunteer input of research participants.


Topic: Mental health including suicidal, self-harm behaviour in ADHD adults.

~ Research led by: Professor Jessica Bramham, UCD School of Psychology

~ Partnership: ADHD Ireland, HSE

~ Funded by: NOSP (National Office of Suicide Prevention)

Headline results from this survey show that:

20% of all adults with ADHD have attempted suicide in their lifetime

50% of all adults with ADHD have self-harmed in the past

10% consider suicide an option for the future

Comprehensive research findings document can be download -> ADHD NOSP Survey April 2022  or you can watch the presentation HERE

Are you, or someone you know, in crisis?
A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. You might be worried that you are at immediate risk of harming yourself, or someone else. You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying – there is help available. If possible, ask someone to come along with you to the support service you contact.

Where to get help

Your Mental Health Information


A GP can offer support for anyone in crisis. If possible, ask someone to come along with you. Find a service near you:

HSE Mental Health Services

If you are being supported by a mental health team, or have been in the past, contact the service for support in a crisis.



Text 50808

Please click HERE for comprehensive list off support available in Ireland.

April 2022 – ADHD Ireland

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