Suicide

Alys Cole-King: ‘Suicide in the NHS family is particularly resonant for me’

Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisis<p>Reports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your …

Psychology

The Mass. Legislature must say ‘no’ to assisted suicide

IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-FACE, in early December, the Massachusetts Medical Society gave state legislators the nod to enact dangerous public policy that …

Ted Kennedy

Alberta First Nation holds candlelight vigil to honour those that died by suicide

<i>Chris Stewart</i> <i><br>APTN News</i><br>Maskwacis held a candlelight vigil and walk over the weekend.<p>It was to honour those that have died by suicide in recent …

Canadian News

How assisting with suicides affects doctors

• <b>Support for assisted suicide is growing among the general public.</b>• <b><br>Yet physicians who carry out assisted suicide display a wide variety of emotional and psychological responses.</b>• <b><br>Most doctors say they feel "comfort" from assisting their patients in this way. Yet some also regret their role.</b><p>When my …

Health Care

'We are dying': Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides

Community looking for answers after 14 deaths by suicide in less than 2 months<p>Emily Soosay is grieving the loss of her 22-year-old son Luwen …

Aboriginal Canadians

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, “Why?”<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Health Care

NSW launches suicide prevention trial

The NSW government is trialling the use of pulse-monitoring devices to prevent suicide in mental health units.

Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected

(Reuters Health) - - Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.<p>With drug overdoses, there are often few clues to suggest …

Dolly Everett's NT bullies urged to farewell their victim

An Australian father, heartbroken by the loss of his young daughter after she took her own life, has urged her online bullies to see first-hand the …

Carrier Clinic President & CEO Talks Teen Suicide: Letter

"​Adolescent admissions for inpatient psychiatric care has risen over 54 percent in the United States in the last five years."<p><i>Letter to the …

New York City

Commonwealth v. Carter

Can words kill? Recently, faced with high-profile deaths related to bullying or the affirmative encouragement of suicide, prosecutors increasingly …

Law

Rick Springfield Reveals He Is Still Struggling with Depression and Recently Considered Suicide

Rick Springfield revealed he considered suicide as recently as last year.<p>The “Jessie’s Girl” singer, 68, opened up about his lifelong battle with …

Celebrity Gossip

The Shockingly High Suicide Rate Among CA Prison Guards

Officials are trying to understand why prison guards in California are committing suicide, according to a report.<p>CALIFORNIA -- Guards at California …

Los Angeles

Trump Signs Order Expanding Mental-Health Help for New Veterans

Aim is to curb suicides in year after service members depart military<p>The Trump administration plans to expand mental-health coverage to veterans, aiming to curb suicides in the period shortly after people leave military service, when they are considered most vulnerable, officials said …

Indiana Latest State to Consider Assisted Suicide

Indianapolis, Ind., Jan 9, 2018 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Indiana has come under fire by Catholic and …

Catholicism

New report: John Heard had ‘a pharmacy’ of drugs in his system when he died in Palo Alto

The death of “Home Alone” actor John Heard in a Palo Alto hotel room in July was officially attributed to a heart attack, the Santa Clara County …

Entertainment

Men do seek help for depression. I wish my dad had

One thing they never tell you about suicide is that you’ll never be able to relax when you have a couple of missed calls<p>A few days ago, I sent my brother who lives in the United States a message. All it said was: “Bad news … ” I was intending on following that up with: “My phone is about to run out …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Emerges In Understanding The Opioid Epidemic

Support the news<p>Mady Ohlman is 22 on the evening when she stands in a friend’s bathroom looking down at the sink.<p>"I had set up a bunch of needles, …

American Psychiatric Association

Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad

Emma and Toni's dad, Paul, took his own life in 2015.<p>The sisters from Hartlepool said he had suffered with depression and was diagnosed with PTSD after serving in the Army.<p>They explain why they have made a film with young people's charity Fixers UK to show the possible signs someone feeling …

Fighting

Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence - National Academy of Medicine

<b>ABSTRACT</b> <b>|</b> The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of and begin to build an open dialogue regarding nurse suicide. Recent exposure to nurse …

Health Care

Suicide: 8 Signs Someone Is Ambivalent About Dying

Have you ever felt the pull of suicidal thoughts? What about suicidal gestures that bring most people to a close enough place to suicide to “satisfy” …

Ambivalent

How Merseyside mental health body aims to cut suicides to ZERO

Jane Boland has a difficult but very important job.<p>As the Suicide Prevention Clinical Lead for local mental health trust Mersey Care, she has been …

Mental Health

Deconstructing Stigma: Paralyzing Effects of Fear

<b>By Maria G.</b><p><i>Editor’s note:</i> Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life <i>is a public awareness campaign developed by</i> McLean Hospital <i>to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health, but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features</i> compelling stories</i> …

Mental Disorders

6 Ways Logan Paul Could Have Actually Raised Suicide Awareness

Hint: Posting a video of someone who died by suicide isn't it.<p>YouTube star Logan Paul shared a horrific video featuring an apparent suicide victim …

Logan Paul

Can Suicide Be Contagious? 4 Reasons Copycat Suicides May Happen

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>T</i><i>á</i><i>mara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC is a licensed therapist and certified trauma professional whose new book,</i> Understanding and Helping …

Emotions

Most big public colleges don't track suicides, AP finds

<b>BOSTON (AP) —</b> Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a …

HBCUs

This Marine Veteran Just Died of Cancer at 36. Here’s Why He Fought Assisted Suicide.

“I was depressed. I was going through difficulty at that point. I needed counseling, I needed care, not assisted suicide pills,” J.J. Hanson, who …

Conservative View

News outlets continue to promote the holiday-suicide myth -- and they could be seriously harming mental health

For years, the media have reported that more suicides occur during the holidays than at any other time.<p>Many of these stories, no doubt, are meant to …

Barack Obama

Online Programs Confront Suicide in Indigenous Communities

Source: Nicole Mason at unsplash, Creative Commons<p>In 2016, a wave of suicides occurred in Canada’s indigenous populations. Communities in northern …

Indigenous Peoples

Wyoming church pledges $100K for suicide prevention funding

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — On a Sunday in September, morning light drifted through stained glass as churchgoers in Rock Springs raised their eyes to God.<p>In …

Nonprofits