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What We Know About Suicide, Scientifically

The tragedy of Robin Williams’ death has pushed forward some needed and candid discussion about depression, mental illness, and suicide. But it’s also brought forward the science of deliberate self-harm, and not everything is as clear-cut as we think, according to the people who study it.<p><b>A Genetic</b> …

Why opposition to assisted suicide is inextricably tied to religion

More than abortion and gay marriage, assisted suicide is the issue in the culture war that most sharply divides those who view the world through a …

Assisted Suicide

Sexual trauma raises suicide risk among veterans

Men and women veterans who experienced sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment while serving in the military are at heightened risk of suicide, according to a recent U.S. study.<p>Researchers with the department of Veterans Affairs found that men with a history of what the VA calls …

Mental health: ‘Depression the leading cause of suicide all over the world’

<b>LAHORE:</b><p><b>An awareness walk was held here on Thursday in connection with World Mental Health Day.</b><p>The walk was organised by the Punjab Institute of …

Mental Health

A Single Concussion May Triple the Long-Term Risk of Suicide

As the Panthers and Broncos faced off in the third quarter of last night’s Super Bowl, wide receiver Philly Brown suffered a possible concussion—and …

Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens

High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and …

If You Want to Help Protect People From Suicide, Stop Telling Them ‘You’re Fine’

Mental health is no light-hearted subject. Severe depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal tendencies have become a worldwide epidemic. And our nation is not immune: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, with one American dying by suicide every 13 minutes.<p>But while the pain and agony …

Mental Disorders

Disrupted Sleep Patterns May Lead to Increased Suicide Risk

<i>Summary: A new study reports on a link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts.</i><p>Source: University of Manchester.<p><b>The link between sleep problems</b> …