Marital status and suicide
Nicole M. King | May 26 2016 | comment  
The supportive environment of marriage can help prevent individuals from extreme emotional distress.

Suicide up to 14 times more likely for “queer” groups
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 26 2011 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 6 2010 | comment  
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 | Mar 26 2010 | comment  
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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