How to talk to your child about suicide

2018-01-09 12:15

Are you unsure whether, or how, you should address suicide with your children? Experts say you should but age matters. Here's a guide on the best approach.

Son devastated after his mother commits suicide at Mpumalanga retirement home

2017-11-23 14:55

Management of the home started becoming suspicious after she hadn’t answered calls or opened her door.

Mountaineer kills himself a day after girlfriend dies in an avalanche

2017-10-13 12:56

The couple were buried under the pile of snow but the experienced mountaineer managed to fight his way out.

Mental illness stigma fuels suicidal tendencies

2017-09-20 13:00

The 15th World Suicide Prevention Day is a commemoration to those who died prematurely through suicide.

This is how diabetes, asthma can lead to suicide

2017-09-06 13:40

A study found that young adults diagnosed with chronic diseases were three times more likely to try to kill themselves.

Schoolgirl kills herself after teacher ‘tortures’ her over menstrual stains

2017-09-01 12:57

An incident at school left a 12-year-old girl so devastated she took her own life

Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

2017-08-17 12:17

In the wake of the recent sentencing of Michelle Carter, the girl convicted of manslaughter for her role in the suicide of boyfriend Conrad Roy III, this researcher's findings could be a huge help in understanding bullying as detrimental to both perpetrator and victim.

Should it really take tragic celebrity suicides to shine the spotlight on mental health?

2017-07-24 07:36

Health24 writer Mandy Freeman reflects on the recent suicide of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. Why does the world only take notice of mental illness following the suicide of a celebrity?

Self-harm increases risk of suicide by almost 400%

2017-04-03 14:27

Researchers found that the one-year suicide rate among self-harm patients was considerably higher than in the general population.

#DeadPose raises deeper, darker issues

2017-01-15 06:03

I first encountered pictures of the #DeadPoseChallenge on my Facebook newsfeed last Sunday morning. Being a University of Cape Town student, I was deeply triggered by the two photos of young, black women pretending to hang themselves.


Suicide watch – the anxious wait for matric results

2017-12-24 06:04

As thousands of Grade 12 pupils wait to find out if they passed, many are tormented by the pressure to succeed.

13 Reasons Why’s Brandon Flynn has a message for you and it’s that “you’re a bully”

2017-11-01 21:04

Brandon Flynn explains that when we don't intervene, we too become bullies.

This group of people are more likely to tell you if they want to commit suicide

2017-10-05 14:20

New research found that older people who want to commit suicide are more likely to tell someone about their intentions.

Two-year-old from KZN discovers his father’s body after he hung himself – just a month after mother also committed suicide

2017-09-14 18:25

Police spokesperson Col. Thulani Zwane has confirmed the tragic incident.

Mom kills herself on her 23rd birthday after merciless online bullying – tips on how you can silence those faceless attackers

2017-09-05 11:56

While social media could be the starting point of a wonderful friendship or budding romance, it’s also a breeding ground for merciless bullies.

Here's why your teen might commit suicide if he is being cyberbullied

2017-08-29 10:40

Cyberbullying is on the rise. Even though the bullies hide behind phones and computers, they can cause profound damage.

Model kills herself during video call with husband

2017-08-03 14:49

Marital problems are allegedly the cause.

Lung cancer diagnosis quadruples suicide risk

2017-05-24 14:08

It's important for family members, friends or caretakers to look for warning signs so that depression can be treated immediately.

Brain scans may shed light on bipolar suicide

2017-02-01 14:46

Almost 50% of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide, and up to 20% succeed, a new study finds.

'Choking Game' tied to suicidal thoughts in teens

2016-11-22 11:35

The 'choking game' is the practice of applying strong pressure against the carotid arteries lining either side of the neck.

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