Talking About Suicide and Self-Harm in Schools Can Save Lives

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high. Parents and teachers are often concerned that talking about suicide will put ideas in young minds, while, in reality, these ...

Oct 24

Categories: Self-Harm, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues


How You Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal

It’s a terrifying thought that someone we know or love may be contemplating suicide. We may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States created a campaign with five simple steps to help you ...

Sep 7

Categories: Suicide Prevention


Why Suicide May Be the Worst Option of All

Suicide usually stems from feelings of despair and the belief that change is not possible. Nothing about how you are and what you are going through feels good. With these feelings and beliefs, it can lead to the thought that suicide is an option. ...

Jul 29

Categories: Suicide Prevention


Perfectionism As A Risk Factor For Suicide

Perfectionism: the tendency some people have to hold themselves to consistently impossible standards and/or feeling the need to meet or surpass the lofty expectations of others.

Jul 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention


3 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn't Getting It Right

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" follows high-school student Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes that explain 13 reasons she took her own life. The show has garnered mass attention amongst teens, but not necessarily ...

May 16

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Suicide ...


Nightmares May Signal Increased Risk of Suicide

As suicide rates continue to climb, psychologists and public health officials scramble to find solutions. Michael Nadorff, a psychologist at Mississippi State University, argues that one treatable risk factor has been hiding in the dark: nightmares.

Jan 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention


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Dec 9

Categories: Suicide Prevention


What it feels to want to kill yourself

Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention


The Startling Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicide

Called the “Dark Tetrad,” this combination of traits may explain why some teens are able to taunt, harass, and bully others online — sometimes to the point of no return.

Jul 13

Categories: Suicide Prevention


Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention


Objective predictors of suicidality in women identified

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.

Apr 6

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues


Playing Action Video Games: Suicide Attempt Capabilities Increases

Among individuals already thinking about suicide, those who play action video games may be significantly more capable of attempting it than those who play other video game categories, according to a new study.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention


Suicidal People Are 7 Times More Likely To Recover Completely With ...

A new study suggests that having someone to confide in is one of the most important factors in recovery from mental illness.

Jan 22

Categories: Suicide Prevention


Can an app prevent teenage suicides? This startup thinks so

Many of the factors that lead to teenage depression are amped up in East Asia. The hyper-competitive school environments in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China are enough to throw anyone's life out of balance. If you add in the ...

Nov 19

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues


Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make ...

Not even close to every person who faces challenges or lives with severe depression commits suicide. Some people are more vulnerable than others.

Sep 14

Categories: Suicide Prevention