Emile Durkheim who taught at Sorbonne University is considered a founder of modern sociology.
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Emile Durkheim helped to lay the foundations of sociological thought and theory. He spoke of our current condition as being influenced by social structures and institutions.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to commit suicide so he could get the $1.4 million from her life insurance policies.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
Evidence shows that outright bans save lives.
Suicide is increasingly recognised as a global health challenge.
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Young men in Kenya are more at risk of contemplating suicide if they have friends and family who attempted or have gone through with it.
A number of complex factors leads to someone reaching a point where they can no longer cope. We can’t let them get there in the first place.
Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
Utö, Finland, graffiti. Torture is a process which doesn’t stop at the event itself but that eventually goes on through generations.
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Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
Naturalistic dialogue, poetic monologues, projections and physical theatre come together in Man With The Iron Neck.
Legs On The Wall’s production deals with the important but taboo topic of youth suicide, particularly in the Indigenous community.
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From human suffering to political chicanery to environmental degradation, the tide of bad news, blared in headlines every day, seems overwhelming. One poet and classics scholar asks: What can be done?
Almost half of residents in Australia’s residential aged care facilities suffer from depression.
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
Death by suicide isn’t always related to depression. Relationship, job and legal problems can give rise to feelings of hopelessness. Six screening questions may help.
Death by suicide has increased at an alarming rate in recent decades. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an expert offers screening questions that even laypeople can use.
People use misters to cool down in Montréal, Monday, July 2, 2018, during a heatwave in the city.
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Climate change poses a threat to our mental health. Building connected communities is one way to combat a rise in suicide rates as global temperatures increase.
What makes people go online to abuse and harass the vulnerable – or log on to be abused themselves?
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Lady Gaga has apologised for a tweet about ‘Zombie Boy’ Rick Genest’s death.
The story highlights complex barriers to support after a sudden death or suicide.
Many graduate students report psychological distress, but the fear of stigma and other factors often dissuade them from seeking help.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
New suicide data indicates that years of record bloodshed in Mexico have traumatized residents in places where the violence is most concentrated.
Ciudad Juárez, on the US-Mexico border, has suffered high levels of deadly violence for over a decade. New suicide data reveals the severe mental health impacts of living with chronic violence.
Ellie Soutter, a snowboarder with Team GB, died in France.
More needs to be done to stop professional athletes reaching crisis point with their mental health.
Family and friends have an important role to play in detecting suicide risk and supporting the person.
Contrary to the common belief you shouldn't talk about suicide because it plants the idea, asking someone if they plan to harm themselves can help.
Knowing what to say to someone who has lost a loved one by suicide can help survivors.
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Survivors of those who have died by suicide have special needs that many people do not quite understand. An expert in grief offers ways to be a helpful, healing presence and avoid saying things that will hurt.