#Suicide Crisis

Pushing past the stigma: Lessons from covering suicide and suicidal behaviors

Earlier this year, when I was reporting on the number of young children ending up in the emergency room because of a mental health crisis, I did not have much difficulty connecting with families. Interestingly, everyone who agreed to talk was white. They were either keen to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness or did not consider it a shameful subject.
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Help stop teen suicide!

GARDEN ROUTE | KAROO NEWS - Teenage suicide is a growing concern with one in four teens attempting to take their own lives. This is according to the South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG). SADAG encourages parents and their teenagers to have an honest conversation about mental health. Why...
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Disturbing website encourages vulnerable users to die by suicide. What's being done about it?

Editor’s note: The following story deals with suicide. If you have suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889). For suicide prevention resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here. There’s an alarming phenomenon occurring...

Heartbroken mother of teenager Cavan dies by suicide after being bullied in hell warns ‘someone’s joke is another’s pain’

The heartbreaking family of a Cavan teenager who died by suicide last year has spoken of the suffering he endured at the hands of a group of vicious bullies. Raymond Heaslip tells how his son Eden was relentlessly targeted by a group of bullies who would force his head down the “worst toilet” they could find.

Atlanta public transport CEO dies by suicide after being hit by train

Atlanta’s celebrated transit leader Jeffrey Parker has died, with the news of his passing being announced over the weekend by his former employer.A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) – where he served as the CEO – explained that Mr Parker died by suicide after being struck by a train in DeKalb County’s East Lake Station at about 10.30pm, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.“He was an outstanding leader and steward of MARTA whose passing leaves us all heartbroken,” MARTA Chairwoman Rita Scott said in a statement posted to the agency’s website.“We are devastated at this loss as we valued...

How to recognise the signs of suicide this Blue Monday

Typically speaking, January 17 is known as 'Blue Monday'. Why, because the mid-month date is associated with failed New Year’s resolutions, cold and damp weather with little sunlight — but this single day should not be marked as the cause or side effect of depression. Depression and suicidal...

Suicidal after Breakup

Suicidal after Breakup. Don’t keep your sadness to yourself if you’re going through a terrible breakup. Discuss it with your family and a professional. You’re not the only one who feels this way. It’s excruciatingly awful to have your heart broken. It feels as if your world...

‘Back to life’ – what do people say after attempting suicide? – Health Wprost

The Back to Life Project is A series of podcasts with people after their suicide attemptthat are trying to rearrange their world. It was created as part of the Life Worth Talking initiative, designed for people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, have attempted suicide, or have lost someone as a result of suicide. There you can find support and get information on how to properly provide assistance to people in crisis.