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Greek Crisis Has Seen a Rise in Suicides and Depression
“Everyone is hopeless in Greece.”
Two Dead After Man Sets Himself Alight on Japanese Bullet Train
The incident occurred on a high-speed train traveling between Tokyo and Osaka.
The Meaning of Death, According to Charles Saatchi
From the ghastly graves of Russian mobsters to gallows humor - Charles Saatchi explores how mankind deals with mortality.
Police and Farmers Have Most Workplace Suicides
Research shows that workers in certain occupations commit suicide while on the job because of access to firearms and other factors.
Facebook Wants to Use Its Interface to Stop Suicide
The social network is introducing tools so users can help people who seem at risk.
Study Finds Link Between Pollution and Suicide
Exposure to elements that exist in polluted air were found to be associated with cases of suicide.
Why Men Are Killing Themselves
Men are four times as likely to kill themselves as women. What has gone wrong?
Austerity Drives Greek Suicides to Record Level as Germany’s Decrease
Greek suicides increase by a third after the introduction of austerity measures in 2011.
Fourth Russian General Commits Suicide in Less Than a Year
The country has an extremely high suicide rate
Private Pain, Shared Grief: A Day For Those Left Behind After Suicide
Saturday marks the 16th International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day first designated by Senator Harry Reid.
Beyond Veterans Day: Treating the Invisible Wounds
For veterans, the physical and emotional impact of war continues long after they return.
Months After Robin Williams, Hotlines Still See a Spike
A full two months after Robin Williams’ August 11 death from suicide, a scattered handful of mental health professionals and volunteers are still feeling the aftereffects.
Young Woman With Terminal Cancer Spends Last Days Lobbying for Right to Die
Five states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Is it time for more?
Mother of Columbine Shooter to Write About Guilt, Blame in Memoir
Susan Klebold to write about her son’s actions and her involvement in suicide prevention
WHO: One Person Dies From Suicide Every 40 Seconds
Restricting access to common methods of suicide could reduce the number of deaths, WHO says
How the Financial Crisis Hit the UK's Most Popular Suicide Spot
The volunteers patroling over the drop of Beachy Head may have to disband due to lack of funds
Robin Williams Did Not Have Demons. He Had a Disease. Or Several.
Allusion to demonology when discussing mental illness is more than just sloppy cliché; it suggests that our thinking about mental health remains mired in a medieval outlook
Suicide Risk May be Detected Via Blood Test
A blood test was 80 percent accurate in predicting a person's risk for suicide, in a study performed at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Golden Gate Bridge Finally Gets a Suicide Barrier
A safety net could materialize after decades of debate about how to make the most popular suicide site in the country safer.
Did Kurt Cobain’s Death Lower the Suicide Rate in 1994?
Experts feared a flood of copycats, but instead they got something else
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Embrace the Purple Tomato
American consumers want to know if their food has been genetically altered, but the food industry says it knows what’s good for them
Why Adam Lanza Killed Those 20 Children
The answer to the last, great mystery about the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been in plain sight for years
He might be the best basketball player you’ve never heard of, but hoops isn’t why you need to hear Johnny Neumann’s story of weed, women, rebellion and homework
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you