Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Sam 'Dele-Ogunti Documentary Photographer. Lagos, Nigeria.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Negative announcements, such as high unemployment rates, rapidly rising prices, and increasing business failures can have an impact on mental well-being.
Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
New Zealand’s youth suicide rate is the highest among OECD countries.
An inquiry into mental health in New Zealand has called for a major shift towards prevention and promotion of mental well-being.
Evidence shows that outright bans save lives.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
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.
Suicide rates among UK students have increased by 56% in the last 10 years
Over half of nursing home residents suffer from depression.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
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Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
From hospital waiting lists to suicide rates, here's how cuts affected health in Ireland and Greece.
Suicide is uncommon during pregnancy – it occurs more frequently when a pregnancy is over.
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The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Fiona Nash said she understood the suicide rate in Ireland went down during the referendum to legalise same-sex marriage.
Regardless of whether the suicide rate went down, it is far too blunt an instrument to measure the potential distress same-sex marriage debates cause for those in the LGBTI community.
Each suicide has a social, economic and cultural context. And unless these factors are considered alongside psychiatric care, steadily increasing suicide rates will not be curbed.
The rate of suicides in jails is increasing.
A few high-profile cases of jail inmates who committed suicide reveal only a fraction of the problem. NYU expert digs into why jail suicides may be on the rise -- again.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
The Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
Parents and students view a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform a distant idea into something very real. Should this change the way we talk about suicide?
With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over.
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The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
Students in South Korea are under extreme testing pressure.
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South Korean students have consistently been at the top of global standardized tests. But the high grades have come at a tremendous cost.