OPINION: World Mental Health day: 40 seconds of action

2019-10-10 11:42

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, the global community comes together to focus on suicide prevention.

Eating disorders linked to suicide risk, three new studies show

2019-10-09 18:45

A study found that people with eating disorders had a considerably higher risk of suicide attempts, compared with people without eating disorders. The risk was especially high among those with anorexia nervosa.

Hong Kong protesters say they're prepared to fight for democracy 'until we win or we die'

2019-10-03 10:47

"We'd rather die in the fight than slowly suffocate to death after we lose the fight," one protester told Business Insider.

Warning signs someone is feeling suicidal

2019-09-12 15:28

There are professional people you can talk to if you are having suicidal thoughts.

Reach out – 5 tips on how to support someone who may be suicidal

2019-09-10 20:50

Worldwide, one person commits suicide every forty seconds. Understanding why someone is suicidal is complex, but if you believe someone you know is at risk, you should speak up.

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman defended a former MIT official who accepted donations from Jeffrey Epstein

2019-09-10 07:24

Hoffman defended Ito to author and fellow MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award jury member Anand Giridharadas in a private email, Giridharadas tweeted on Friday.

For as little as R50 a session, these counselling facilities can lend an ear to SA women in need right now

2019-09-05 17:14

These facilities might help you or a friend in need.

The jobs in the US that carry the highest suicide risk

2019-08-29 12:47

Knowing who is at greater risk for suicide can help save lives through focused prevention efforts.

Patient shoots, injures nurse at Limpopo hospital before killing himself

2019-08-23 20:57

A patient at the Polokwane Provincial Hospital shot and injured a nurse on Friday before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, according to the Limpopo health department.

Two days before he died, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will for his R9 billion in assets

2019-08-20 07:43

Lawyers for Epstein's accusers say they will still take action against his estate despite the fact that no beneficiaries were listed on his will.


Aspirin, antihistamines: kids often use OTC drugs in suicide attempts

2019-10-10 04:45

According to new research, suicide attempts by teens using medications readily available in the home are increasing.

How could having restless legs syndrome raise the risk of suicide and self-harm?

2019-10-08 20:45

A study found that people with restless leg syndrome (RLS) had a considerably higher risk of suicide or self-harm than people without the condition.

Dad dies in explosion on daughter’s wedding day in apparent suicide

2019-09-17 13:45

A father of three allegedly blew up his own home in an apparent suicide on the day of his daughter’s wedding.

Report on parliamentary official's suicide to be presented to his family

2019-09-11 17:55

A Public Service Commission report on the death of parliamentary employee Lennox Garane on the precinct last year, will first be presented to his family before Parliament deals with it.

Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide – which treatment options could work to prevent suicide?

2019-09-10 14:50

There are various treatment options to possibly help with mental health, an expert highlights a few which could work best to reduce suicide risk.

Jeffrey Epstein reportedly brought 'Eastern European' models with him to MIT, where employees planned how they could help them if they weren't 'there by choice'

2019-09-07 12:54

"They were models," one former MIT Media Lab employee told The New Yorker. "Eastern European, definitely."

Prosecutors are looking into the network of women they believe Jeffrey Epstein used to recruit underage girls for sex-trafficking

2019-08-30 14:20

The convicted sex offender was charged with sex trafficking and accused of molesting dozens of underage girls. The case was dismissed after his death.

'Eyewitness' claims Gavin Watson committed suicide

2019-08-27 19:49

An alleged eyewitness, who identified himself as Mphahlele, claims Gavin Watson committed suicide.

Cape Town road closed after apparent suicide at footbridge

2019-08-23 18:44

A major road into Cape Town CBD was closed in one direction on Friday evening after an apparent suicide, the City's traffic services said.

Epstein used his jail bed sheet to commit suicide by hanging while his guards slept, according to report

2019-08-17 19:30

While in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Jeffrey Epstein used his jail bed sheet to commit suicide by hanging.

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