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.'

When head injuries make life hard, suicide risk goes up

2018-08-28 11:00

Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report.

Why being called a coconut is so damaging

2018-08-20 17:28

UCT professor Bongani Mayosi’s death reminded us just why words are harmful – particularly when someone is already struggling with depression. And how we need to take the conversation even further.

Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko's suicide has exposed a worrying tendency to victim blame

2018-08-13 11:00

Since the 23-year-old's tragic passing, #RIPKhensani has been trending on social media. Most reactions have included heartfelt condolences but some commentary around her death has been quite disturbing.

Khensani Maseko: Family and friends bid farewell to a 'shining star'

2018-08-09 14:15

While the country was celebrating Women's Day, a grieving mother described her pain after losing her 23-year-old daughter, Rhodes student Khensani Maseko.

Suicide is not a cowardly act – here’s what you should know

2018-08-06 09:36

Health24 writer Mandy Freeman requests that you stop regarding suicide as a cowardly act.

4 close friends, including 2 brothers, die in 'chain of suicides' that leaves small town reeling

2018-07-17 14:29

A UK town has been rocked by the deaths of four youngsters, who took their own lives within weeks of each other.

Woman found dead days after daughter’s apparent suicide

2018-06-25 17:51

Beverley Dickenson was found dead by her husband, David, only a week after her daughter's tragic death.


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?

CUT student dies after jumping from mall building

2018-08-21 17:08

A Central University of Technology student has died after jumping from the rooftop of Loch Logan Waterfront Mall in Bloemfontein.

My 8 hours with Mark Minnie, 3 days before his death

2018-08-16 13:33

Netwerk24 specialist reporter Maygene de Wee describes a long car trip she undertook with Mark Minnie, author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, shortly before he apparently committed suicide.

Celeb suicides: How should the media cover them?

2018-08-10 08:05

When a high-profile person commits suicide it becomes breaking news. But how should the media cover this? A recent study sheds some light.

Shock, anger and condolences in wake of Rhodes student Khensani Maseko's death

2018-08-06 11:49

Shock, sorrow, anger and outrage have emerged as the circumstances surrounding the death of Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko comes to light and her story is pieced together.

Dr Tumi’s new single Wafika has a personal story behind

2018-08-03 11:31

Wafika which talks about when God shows up at the right time.

Court rules parents can inherit deceased daughter's Facebook account

2018-07-12 16:39

After their daughter was killed by an underground train, parents of a 15-year-old girl asked Facebook for access to their daughter's data and messages, hoping to shed some light on what may have caused her death. After a long and protracted legal journey, the court today ruled in their favour.


2018-06-24 09:00

‘WHEN are you going to kill yourself?”

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