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When a student dies by suicide, university communities grapple with the fact that an opportunity for a suffering person to receive help was missed. (Pexels)

Compassionate ‘zero-suicide’ prevention on campuses urgently needed

As universities advocate for 'zero suicide' frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
Anthony Bourdain, left, and Kate Spade, right. The Conversation with images from PeabodyAwards/flickr

Why predicting suicide is a difficult and complex challenge

The suicides this week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and saddened many. And the news was disturbing. Why is it so hard to know who might commit suicide?
Child suicide, such as the 2013 death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, has often been blamed on bullying. AP Photo/Brian Blanco

Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

From '13 Reasons Why' to real-life events, there's been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
Media can influence our interpretation of suicide clusters. Girl Image via www.shutterstock.com

Can media reporting lead to more suicides?

Media reporting can not only create a perception of suicide clusters on university campuses, but it can affect the suicide rate in subtle ways.
Barriers around bridges could save lives. rcgtrrz/Flickr

When it comes to suicide, how may be just as important as why

On April 15, 2014 a man jumped to his death from the O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge – a massive, new concrete arch that soars over the Hoover Dam. He was the eighth known person to do so since the…
Dejected South Korean fans after their team lost against Algeria. EPA/Kim Chul-Soo

Suicide rates and World Cup results: beyond the numbers game

Several studies appear to show quite noticeable associations between hosting and performance at World Cups and suicide rates. When France hosted (and won) the football World Cup in 1998, the suicide rate…

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