Drug ODs, suicides soaring among US millennials

2019-06-14 21:30

The increases in alcohol deaths and suicides 'point to something darker within the psyche of millennials', who are defined as people born between 1981 and 1996.

The death of a teen Dutch rape victim put the spotlight on euthanasia in Europe, where some countries allow children to be euthanised

2019-06-06 15:07

In the Netherlands and Belgium, minors can request doctors to terminate their life if they are going through extreme suffering that cannot be eased.

Migraine pain linked to raised suicide risk

2019-05-25 15:00

In a Canadian study, people with migraines had 77% higher odds of having attempted suicide in comparison to those without migraines.

Widow beats Apple to late husband’s photos

2019-05-13 14:19

For Rachel, keeping the photos and videos of her late husband was more important than any of his other assets.

20 students commit suicide after exam results say they failed

2019-05-01 09:30

20 students in India killed themselves last week after an IT glitch reportedly led to them receiving results indicating that they’d failed their exams.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it's going viral

2019-04-03 12:41

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.

Doctors can't ignore their own mental health – top psychiatrist warns about doctor burnout

2019-03-26 11:04

A top psychiatrist warns of doctor burnout in SA, especially with the chronic shortages of medical professionals in the country.

Paris Jackson denies she tried to commit suicide

2019-03-18 14:47

Paris Jackson is quashing rumours that she was hospitalised after an apparent suicide attempt.

Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

2019-01-07 08:03

Facebook's suicide prevention algorithm scans people's posts for potential suicide risk. Is creating and storing mental health data a new danger?


Top Chap Media responds to 'Mobi causing Nichume's suicide'

2019-06-13 15:08

The sudden death of singer Nichume Siwundla has stunned many fans and fellow musicians,

Doctor burnout costly for patients and health care system

2019-05-30 11:45

Doctor burnout is known to be associated with increased physician turnover and reduced productivity.

An 'exploitative' British chat show where families angrily argued about their darkest secrets has been scrapped after an apparent suicide

2019-05-15 16:59

ITV's "The Jeremy Kyle Show" was cancelled on Wednesday, and was described as a "human form of bear baiting" by a UK Judge.

'Ringing in the ears' may drive some to the brink of suicide

2019-05-03 15:30

A survey of Swedish adults found that 9% of women who suffered from severe tinnitus had attempted suicide.

Can R50 a session afford you the kind of therapy the poor and rich should be getting?

2019-04-25 13:19

I tried out the facilities at the new Counselling Hub in Woodstock, Cape Town and was pleasantly surprised.

Why men won't mention suicidal thoughts to their doctor

2019-04-01 10:58

Many men have a strong fear that disclosing suicidal thoughts to a doctor will result in immediate psychiatric hospitalisation.

Stop the silent stalker of suicide

2019-03-24 09:00

There's a silent stalker in our midst that is claiming precious young lives. We need to take urgent action, writes Lizette Rabe.

Teen dagga use linked to later depression and suicide attempts

2019-02-28 08:20

Canadian researchers found that teens and preteens should avoid using cannabis, as its use appears to increase the risk of depression or suicidality in young adulthood.

Cancer diagnosis may quadruple suicide risk

2019-01-18 22:30

Distress and depression can arise from cancer diagnosis, and may ultimately lead to suicide.

Eczema can drive people to thoughts of suicide

2018-12-28 07:00

A study found that people with eczema had a considerably higher risk of suicidal thoughts compared with people without the immunological disease.

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