Choose climate ‘solidarity’ or ‘collective suicide’, UN chief tells world leaders | The Citizen

Humanity is in “the fight of our lives” as climate change intensifies droughts, floods and heatwaves, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned world leaders Monday at talks in Egypt on curbing global warming. In the midst of a barrage of international crises battering economies and shaking international relations — from the Covid pandemic and Russia’s invasion of … Read more

Suicide bomber attacks Somalia military training camp | The Citizen

A suicide bomber struck a military training camp in Somalia on Saturday, causing casualties, a military official said, in an attack claimed by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group one week after twin blasts left 116 dead. The attack on the camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu came as the government ratchets up its fight against the Islamists … Read more

Social media and teenage suicide: The Molly Russell story

The coroner stated it was “an act of self-harm while suffering from depression and the negative effects of online content.” The truth about social media and teenage suicide – the heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Molly Russell story… In her father’s words, Molly’s online environment was ‘the bleakest of worlds.’ Molly Rose Russell was 14-years-old when she … Read more

‘Devastating’: N.W.T. health minister vows to address decade-high suicide rate – National | Globalnews.ca

The Northwest Territories health minister says recent statistics indicating an increase in suicides in the territory are “devastating.” N.W.T. chief coroner Garth Eggenberger released the numbers on suicides in 2021 and 2022 on Monday, ahead of his annual report, due to the high number of suicides reported so far this year. The report says there … Read more

Help Us Prevent More Men from Dying By Suicide | HeadsUpGuys

SUPPORT OUR FALL 2022 MATCHING DONATION FUNDRAISER Our research shows that men search for words related to suicide most often between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am. Searching for terms such as “suicidal thoughts”, “I want to die”, and “kill myself”. We are raising $10,000 towards a campaign to target men during this timeframe to let … Read more

Diabetes, and suicide and intended self-injury

C/W This post contains content about diabetes and suicide and intended self-injury.  If you need help, this Wikipedia page has a list of mental health crisis lines around the world.  And for a list of contacts actively updated and maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, go here.  We talk a lot about taboo topics in diabetes.  For years, there … Read more

Do You Know About the New Suicide Prevention Lifeline?

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and if you’ve ever experienced thoughts of suicide, you’re certainly not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 12% of teens in 2020 has serious thoughts of suicide — that translates to about 3 million people in crisis. Luckily, suicide is preventable, and help is … Read more

2022 Suicide Prevention Week

Can Psychedelics Replace Antidepressants? 05 Oct, 2022 So many of us are used to those familiar names we associate with antidepressants: Zoloft®, Prozac®, Celexa, Paxil. The x’s and z’s roll off our tongues with little effort. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been the most popular and commonly prescribed antidepressants since the late 1980s. … Read more

Two Russian embassy staff among six killed in Kabul suicide attack | The Citizen

A suicide bomber struck Monday near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing two staff from the diplomatic mission and four others. In the first attack targeting a foreign mission since the Taliban seized power in August last year, the bomber struck near the entrance of the embassy’s consular section. “Without any doubt, … Read more