Stephen Palmer: 'If a friend talks of suicide, take action to save their life'

When we consider the statistics regarding suicide, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that between 800,000 and 1 million people are likely to commit suicide each year, worldwide. In other words every 40 seconds a…Read More

Man on suicide charge after telling girlfriend 'go kill yourself'

AMELIA BENTLEY September 16, 2009 - 1:36PM A man charged with helping his 15-year-old girlfriend to commit suicide allegedly told her "I won't be far behind you", a Brisbane court has heard. Alexander George O'Sachy, 31, this morning pleaded not guilty to…Read More

The Mysteries Behind Society's Most Famous Suicides

Half history lesson, half celebrity exposé, author Alix Strauss's new book, Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious, is a pop-culture take on one of society's most painful topics. Focusing on 20 famous…Read More

the World Suicide Prevention Day

Last Thursday, September 10, when the World Suicide Prevention Day was marked worldwide without recognition in Ghana, little did many Ghanaians recognize the scale of the social menace in their own backyard. Figures made available by International…Read More

About Kyle

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend…Read More

Want to help someone who is suicidal. Here is how to go about it.

1. Take it seriously. Myth: “The people who talk about it don't do it.” Studies have found that more than 75% of all completed suicides did things in the few weeks or months prior to their deaths to indicate to others that they were in deep despair. Anyone…Read More

About Kyle

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend…Read More
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