Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
Online abuse has been in the spotlight during this election campaign and AFL season. But researchers and policy-makers alike need to do more to understand cyberbullying against Indigenous Australians.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.
Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
Traditional notions of masculinity affect the health and well-being of men and those around them. Here's how we can challenge these stereotypes.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Almost half of people with depression don't appear as sad as you'd expect, but are at a particularly high risk of suicide.
Women in prison with brain injury are at increased risk of substance abuse, poor mental health and suicide. Yet support for these women is scant.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
A survey done of transgender people right after they read a story on the government's move to deny transgender identity shows the emotional impact that denying that identity can have.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
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 suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
Evidence shows that outright bans save lives.
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.
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.
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.