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Suicide


A compassionate society prevents suicide; it doesn’t promote it

Paul Russell | 11 September 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, suicide, World Suicide Prevention Day


A world of depression and suicide

Barbara Sahakian and Muzaffer Kaser | 11 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: depression, suicide, WHO
WHO suicide report shows we must stop seeing depression as a disorder of developed world.


Vale, Robin Williams, Hollywood’s melancholy funnyman

Zac Alstin | 14 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Hollywood, melancholy, suicide
Why do we feel so moved by the death of a man we've never met?


Let Robin Williams memorial bring relief from suffering

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 August 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Brandon Marshall, depression, mental health taboos, mental illness, Pastor Rick Warren, power of prayer, Robin Williams, suicide


Death of Welsh academic shows why suicide is the ultimate taboo

Paul Russell | 15 January 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, suicide


“I don’t want to be a burden”

Paul Russell | 22 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: elderly, euthanasia, suicide
Why isn't elder suicide seen as a shameful failure of our care networks?


Why bullycide is on the increase

Izzy Kalman | 02 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bullying, resilience, suicide
Bullying-related suicide will not decrease as long as we glorify the victims with magazine covers and laws in their name.


Suicide up to 14 times more likely for “queer” groups

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homosexuality, mental health, suicide
Australian government sources reveal that homosexuals and people of other self-identified genders are much more likely to attempt suicide than the general community.


Helium suicides rising after promotion on internet

Michael Cook | 13 March 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: internet, suicide


Is activists’ favourite suicide drug “torturous”?

Michael Cook | 13 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: capital punishment, Nembutal, suicide


Suicide is not an option, ever

Cristina Alarcon | 21 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, freedom, suicide
Those who believe that legal assisted suicide and euthanasia will assure their "choice" are naive.


Asia’s fragile families lead to parent-child suicides

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: East Asia, filicide, suicide
A recent article in Time magazine highlights a rising number of suicides involving a parent and child in Hong Kong. These “filicide-suicides” are not a new phenomenon in East Asia, but there have been at least 15 since the start of 2008 and three in February-March -- all mother and child -- provoking alarm amongst welfare agencies and experts.


Having babies protects women from suicide

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: happiness, motherhood, suicide
One of the topics that came up at the Barcelona conference on low fertility was the question of whether parenthood brings happiness to adults; the evidence so far seems uncertain. This week, however, there is solid evidence reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in favour of motherhood, if not fatherhood.


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