Suicide

Why she killed herself: a film-maker's painful search for meaning in her sister's belongings

After her big sister took her own life Hope Litoff sought answers in her journals, art and old pill bottles – and made a brutally candid film, 32 Pills, of the process<p>When Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth, a talented photographer and artist, killed herself, her belongings were put in storage because there …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Voice of the Mirror: Court's act of wisdom in moral minefield of assisted suicide - Voice of the Mirror - Mirror Online

The judge in the trial of a son accused of murder for helping his ailing father to die with dignity appears to have come close to finding the elusive …

Assisted Suicide

How To Recognize The Signs Of Depression And Anxiety In Men

In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem, and by the age of 40, one in two Canadians has or has had …

Canadian News

NY Creates New Suicide Prevention Task Force

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is creating a suicide prevention task force to study ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers who take their own …

Andrew Cuomo

Arizona veterans' suicide rate 4 times higher than civilians'

TEMPE, Ariz. — A university's suicide study found that military veterans in Arizona are nearly four times more likely to take their own lives than non-veterans and are at much greater risk than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has reported.<p>Veterans in Arizona committed suicide at a rate …

Veterans

More than 5000 desperate and poor Scots commit suicide in just six years as opposition slam lack of prevention strategy

Poorer people were three times more likely to take their own lives than the well-off, while the majority of people killing themselves were men aged …

Australia's abominable secret: A suicide crisis among children

<i>Australia's suicide rates among Indigenous children is a national abomination borne of dirt-poor deprivations, says Gerry Georgatos.</i><p>THREE children, …

Mental Health

FactCheck: are 'up to 21 fathers' dying by suicide every week?

But the truth of the matter is, we’ve got to see what is going on in that family unit, because there are up to 21 fathers killing themselves every …

Internal review launched by The Royal into Mech suicide

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre has launched an internal review to assess its care of CBC executive Greg Mech, an inpatient who took his own …

Canadian News

Coroner, First Nations urge B.C. to act on high number of youth deaths

Report shows mortality rate nearly twice as high for First Nations youth<p>Too many Indigenous young people are dying tragic deaths in British Columbia, …

Health Care (Canada)

Hollyoaks wins a Mind Mental Health award for Scott Drinkwell's suicide attempt storyline

The storyline formed part of Hollyoaks' powerful #DontFilterFeelings campaign.<p><b>Note: The following article contains discussion of suicide that some</b> …

In the Western U.S., Considering the Altitude-Suicide Relationship

Data suggests that Americans who live in higher-altitude counties are at a higher risk for suicide, but more research is needed.<p>Suicide is one of the …

Science

Death far from home: doctors' advice led to tragedy that could have been avoided

One of the hallmarks of the euthanasia debate so far – in NSW and Victoria – has been the determination of its proponents to depict any opposition as …

Health Care

I was concerned about suicide - Rohde's counsellor tells court

A "frustrated" and "angry" Jason Rohde stormed out of their final marriage counselling session with his wife Susan before she was found dead four …

PTSD and Suicide - Afghanistan War Veteran Suicide Epidemic

When he deployed for Afghanistan in 2013, I was nervous (I'm his mother, after all, and it <i>is</i> a war zone) but he wasn't concerned. He couldn't talk …

Empathy

The 'she'll be right' attitude is killing us

READER REPORT:<p>New Zealand has one of the worst suicide rates in the Western world - particularly among young men.<p>Eighteen months ago, I wrote a story …

New Zealand News

Taxi Watch: Suicide prevention drive that saved 200 lives

<b>Taxi driver Derek Devoy was leading a secretive double life.</b><p>In the mornings, he got out of bed, got dressed and ready for work, but at soon as his wife and children left the house, he went back to bed again.<p>When his family returned home after school, Derek got up and dressed again, pretending that …

Uber

How To Help Older Adults At Risk Of Suicide

In a new study, social work professors found health problems are a major driver of suicide among older adults.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Can Brain Scans Curb the Rising Rate of Suicide?

How researchers are able to distinguish who is most at risk<p>Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. After a period of decline, it rose 24% in the 15 years ending in 2014, and a gender gap has persisted—four times as many men as women kill themselves.<p>For clinicians, identifying who is …

The Brain

Fact check: Has assisted dying been a legal slippery slope overseas? - Fact Check - ABC News

The claim<p>The right to die remains a fiery issue in Australia, with the Northern Territory the only jurisdiction to have legalised euthanasia, …

Assisted Suicide

Co-founder of Swiss assisted suicide organization Exit dies aged 100

Rolf Sigg, one of a group of people who founded the assisted suicide organization Exit in 1982, has died at the age of 100, according to reports.

David Leyonhjelm

£500k boost for suicide prevention and mental health services in Belfast

Suicide prevention and mental health services in Belfast are set to benefit from £500,000 in additional funding.<p>The money is being provide by the …

News (Ireland)

Massachusetts Court to Weigh Universities' Suicide Prevention Role

BOSTON (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts is expected to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit against the Massachusetts …

Judiciary

Court wrestles with whether MIT can be blamed in suicide

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology should be held responsible for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus …

Machine learning identifies suicidal youth

At a Glance<p>Researchers used machine learning to analyze brain images and identify people with suicidal thoughts.<br>• If validated in larger groups of …

Machine Learning

Reading ‘Girl, Interrupted’ in the Psych Ward

I ’ve re-read Susanna Kaysen’s <i>Girl, Interrupted</i>nearly every spring since I was eighteen. She has a bit in there about how springtime is suicide …

Mental Health

Sisters who lost their husbands to suicide call for better mental health care

Valerie Peach and Natalie Randell speaking out after 6 suicides in 14 months in Grand Bank<p>Valerie Peach's knuckles are white as she clutches the hand …

Mental Health

South Dakota Assisted Suicide Bid Fails

Assisted suicide legalization has failed in yet another attempt.<p>In South Dakota, proponents tried to qualify a voter initiative for the 2018 ballot. …

South Dakota

AG Maura Healey takes on push-up challenge for military suicide prevention

The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate

Arguments in the “euthanasia debate” (as it is colloquially referred to in Australia) hinge in part on the language used to describe “death”.<p>The …

Language