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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Actions to help prevent Suicide


Hear from Pat Risser drawing from his personal experience on actions you can take to prevent suicide.

Jul 26

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Teenage Physical fitness reduces the risk of suicidal behavior later ...

Being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. So says a study of over one million Swedish men conducted by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, ...

Jun 29

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Suicide Prevention

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Elderly suicide rates hitting new highs as traditional social ...

The Who gave the world this famous line in their 1965 rock anthem My Generation. The sneering words, delivered by lead singer Roger Daltry, and the song remain icons for the baby boomer generation to this day. Sadly, many of them may be destined ...

Jun 17

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide Prevention

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“All I Really Want to Do Is Sleep”

A recent article in NYTimes [1] declared that the rising rate of suicides among our baby boomer generation now made suicides, by raw numbers alone, a bigger killer than motor vehicle accidents! Researchers quoted within the article pointed to ...

May 14

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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Video on Being Suicidal


Melissa C. Water talks about her own experience with mental disorders including suicidal thoughts.

Mar 18

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Countering brain chemical could prevent suicides

Researchers have found the first proof that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own lives. Writing in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, ...

Dec 15

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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