Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

Small isolated fragmented communities not viable Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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New Zealand could tackle its youth suicide rate by discouraging unsustainable and isolated communities, a controversial Canadian psychologist says. Dr Jordan Peterson, a clinical behavioural psychologist currently on a talking tour in New Zealand, has drawn protests over his criticism of the #MeToo movement and his huge online following of disaffected young men. “If you’re Read more

UK detention centre death “won’t be the last” Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

An Algerian man’s death at a UK detention centre won’t be the last, says Beatrice Grasso, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK’s detention outreach manager. “This is not the first death in detention this year, and I fear it will not be the last time something like this happens. “It is a testament to the Read more

Challenge 2000 responding to serious at risk youth Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Following widespread community concern about a “cluster” of suicides, Challenge 2000 is actively helping in Porirua City, north of Wellington. Challenge 2000 is a youth development, community and family social work agency. It works mainly throughout the Wellington region. Five Porirua youths have died of suspected suicide since February and hundreds of people have turned Read more

French priest’s suicide shockwave Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

A French priest’s suicide has left shock, sorrow and questions in its wake. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said 38-year old Father Jean-Baptiste Sèbe had acknowledged his “inappropriate gestures” with a young woman. At the end of the frank but caring meeting, Archbishop Lebrun blessed Sèbe, who carried out his daily activities as usual before Read more

Escape intimate partner violence Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Intimate partner violence is driving women to suicide and self-harm say Women’s Refuge. Shocking stories from 1,250 women, told during a month-long online survey, were released on Monday: Almost half of the respondents considered taking their own life at least once Most had self-harmed The majority of the women linked their self-harming to their experiences Read more

To prevent suicide we need more community, not less Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

On Friday, June 8, Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef turned convivial diner to the world, was found dead in Kaysersberg, a small village in the Alsace region of France. He died by suicide at age 61. His death partially eclipsed the apparent suicide of Kate Spade, the fashion designer, especially famous for her accessories. The Read more

What it’s like to be a child of suicide Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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I never owned a Kate Spade fashion accessory, but I once almost crossed paths with Anthony Bourdain. What unites them in my mind (besides their celebrity status) is their death by suicide and the fact that they both left not only grieving friends and partners behind but also a child. Kate’s daughter is 13. Anthony’s Read more

Seeing the causes of suicide in our midst Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

When famous people commit suicide, we can expect expressions of shock that “someone who had everything to live for” would do such a thing. The supposed buffer against despair and dread had collapsed. If that could happen to a model of societal success, what did that auger for the rest of us clinging to low Read more

A likely cause of teens’ mental health deterioration Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to Read more

English judge frees man who killed suicidal father Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

An English judge has freed a chemist charged with murdering his 85-year-old father who wished to die. The judge said, “Your acts of assistance were acts of pure compassion and mercy.” Read more Related Posts:Trumped: federal judge refuses to deport Chaldeans…Child welfare – history may judge us harshlyMeet me before you judge me: Muslim says Read more