Suicide up to 14 times more likely for “queer” groups
Australian government sources reveal that homosexuals and people of other self-identified genders are much more likely to attempt suicide than the general community.
Asia’s fragile families lead to parent-child suicides
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
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.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com