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.

Police probe whether teen used dad's service pistol to kill himself

2018-11-26 12:52

Police in Heidedal, outside Bloemfontein, have opened an inquest docket after a 13-year-old boy killed himself – and it is alleged that the teen used his father's service pistol to take his life.

Do life insurance policies cover suicide as a result of depression?

2018-11-16 16:36

According to a recent study by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) depression affects one in four South African employees.


2018-11-05 10:00

Rapper Gigi Lamayne has spoken out for the first time after allegedly attempting to take her own life on Saturday.

Suicide in university students likely tied to undiagnosed mental conditions

2018-10-10 15:42

This World Mental Health Day places focus on the mental health of young people in an ever-changing environment.

‘I tried to kill myself – I lost my legs but I gained a new life’

2018-10-10 10:58

In 2013 Daryl Brown stepped in front of a train to end his life. He survived but had both legs amputated. He shares his story of survival to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Suicide: Kids need to know help is available

2018-09-16 17:06

“They want to end their pain not realising the pain they’re going to leave behind,” said grieving parents who say they would have fought against all odds to save their son from the clutches of suicide.

Brave model shares heartbreaking picture following her suicide attempt

2018-09-11 15:25

This model shared a photo of herself taken after her suicide attempt, hoping it will urge people to seek help for depression and anxiety.

Suicide Prevention Day an important opportunity for awareness

2018-09-10 13:12

'Suicide needs to be taken seriously because of the damage it does – both to the person tragically committing suicide and the people left behind.'


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?

Suicide is not an option: Useful ways parents can help their teens this summer

2018-12-11 16:04

"Suicide watch" is the terrible term given to the period just before exam results are released. Here's what parents need to know about supporting their teens through life's ups and downs.

'13 Reasons Why' may increase teen suicide risk, according to a new study

2018-11-22 21:31

It's an important new part of a body of evidence linking the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" to suicide risk for young people.

Men: mental health issues are not a sign of weakness

2018-11-16 12:19

Men, take note: Mental problems neither discriminate, nor are they a sign of weakness.

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA

2018-10-30 11:59

SPONSORED: Wouter Lombard, Cipla’s Associate Director – Marketing in the portfolio, Central Nervous System, explains that we need to understand depression to help prevent suicide.

1 in 4 SA varsity students have been diagnosed with depression

2018-10-10 12:28

"Depression does not discriminate – and can affect any race, age, gender or religion." Every day should be Mental Health Day.

KZN cop kills girlfriend, wounds 'lover' and turns gun on himself

2018-10-04 21:42

A 38-year-old police officer killed his girlfriend and wounded her apparent lover before turning the gun on himself in Waterloo, KwaZulu-Natal, say police.

Here's what 7 women did to get them through their suicidal thoughts

2018-09-13 17:30

"When considering suicide, it's hard to think of life ever being enjoyable again, but I promise it gets better."

7 myths about suicide busted

2018-09-10 13:13

More than 800 000 people die by suicide annually – which means one person commits suicide every 40 seconds.

Online suicide and the dark psychology of internet insult forums

2018-09-03 12:23

Yes, social media has certainly provided many people with the opportunity to communicate, encourage debate and enable online public spheres. However, we cannot ignore that it has also provided many people with a platform to bully, troll and torment their peers, especially since their anonymity removes a sense of accountability. So shouldn't social media sites be doing more to protect their users, especially as so many of these users are children – our children?

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