The biggest cause of death among Australia's young people is suicide

THE biggest cause of death among Australia’s young people is suicide. Despite that, the subject receives little discussion, possibly because people are afraid of saying the wrong thing or feel powerless to make any sort of positive contribution.

Apr 16

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Banker suicides leave sector concerned as coroners probe

Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry. The inquest into the death of William ...

Mar 31

Categories: Stress Management, Suicide Prevention

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Hong Kong: Government, schools need to do more to stop youth ...

HONG KONG - Ingrained resistance to discussing mental health problems and suicide in Hong Kong is proving to be an obstacle to bringing down the rising rate of young people killing themselves, suicide prevention workers say. The city's youth ...

Mar 24

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Long wait for psychiatrist can have tragic consequences

Hong Kong - Last month, there was another tragic report of a suicide in the Chinese-language press, a post-secondary student in Hong Kong. The student wanted to see a psychiatrist in a public psychiatric outpatient clinic and the earliest ...

Mar 12

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?

SINGAPORE It is a question that has puzzled mental health experts in Asia for some time: Why are so many elderly Asians committing suicide? The past decade has seen astonishing spikes in the rate of Asians over 65 choosing to end their lives ...

Feb 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Why do people think suicide is morally wrong?

Public surveys show many people view suicide as morally wrong. When you ask them why, they usually refer to the harm caused to the deceased's family and friends, and to the victim themselves. However, a fascinating new study uncovers evidence ...

Jan 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Older age key factor in suicide risk in Asian patients with early ...

Suicide risk among patients with first-episode psychosis appears to be greatest for older individuals with severe symptoms that have gone untreated for a long time, Asian study findings indicate. High levels of functioning were also associated with ...

Nov 16

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide Prevention

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How internet affects young people at risk of self-harm or suicide

Oxford researchers have found internet forums provide a support network for socially isolated young people. However, they also conclude that the internet is linked to an increased risk of suicide and self-harm among vulnerable adolescents.

Nov 4

Categories: Self-Harm, Suicide Prevention

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More awareness on preventing suicide

Malaysia - The recent increase in suicides may actually point to an improved awareness, Befrienders Malaysia president Ganga Dara said. “Previously, suicides were often reported as accidental deaths but the awareness for the need to intervene is ...

Sep 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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World’s Economic Crisis Tied to Increased Suicide Rates

When people commit suicide, investigators, doctors and family and friends all want to uncover the factors that forced the individual to end his or her life. Since suicide is inflicted upon oneself, finding and understanding the motives can be ...

Sep 20

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Suicides up in Singapore

The number of attempted suicides increased from 1009 in 2011 to 1090 in 2012. This is an increase from 19.5 to 20.5 per 100,000 people. THe number of deaths from suicide rose from 8.1 per 100,000 people in 2011 to 10.3 in 2012.

Sep 19

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Stigma on suicide in Malaysia

Malaysia - Sept 10 marked this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. It aims to create awareness regarding suicide, mental health and the support groups available. An estimate of one million people die of suicide worldwide each year. That is an ...

Sep 14

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Plan to halve Australian suicide rate

Mental health experts want to halve Australia's suicide rate over the next 10 years. The National Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) launched the plan on Tuesday, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. Sue Murray, chief executive of Suicide ...

Sep 12

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Suicide prevention hampered by mental health stigma

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation. First observed in 2003, the theme of this year's event is "Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention". ...

Sep 10

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Suicide becoming a cultural epidemic

Brendan Cowell is haunted by shadows. His best mate. Friends. Their fathers. All lost to suicide. "They were friends and then suddenly it was like they were never there," he says of his teenage years growing up in Cronulla. "There was usually two ...

Sep 4

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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