Tag Archives: Suicide

About Suicide Survival

According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, In the year 2010, more people died of suicide than in car accidents. The total number of deaths from suicide in 2010 was 38,364. But for others, that’s not where the story ends. They are given

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What Is a Physician Assisted Suicide Exactly?

For some, ending one’s life would seem a perfectly logical solution when faced with a painful and terminal illness. Today, mercy killing, is nothing new. Suffering and pain has always been a part of being human.  There has always existed the argument of mercifully ending the pain of those suffering from incurable illness or injury.

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Suicide Survivors

Stories of Suicide Survivors! There’s a disturbing trend among teens that gets inadequate coverage on a global scale. If the average person was asked to name the prime cause of teenage fatalities, few people would say suicide. However that’s the disturbing truth, more people between the ages of 12 and 24 die from their own hands

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Why Suicide Chat is Invaluable

Suicide chat is a form of intervention during a precarious thought process a young person goes through as they consider ending their own life. As parents, we don’t like to think of our children as being sad and miserable, but the reality is that teen years can bring much angst. To better understand the vulnerability

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Dealing with Suicidal Depression

People with depression have very high chances of committing suicide. The question that you can’t fail to ask yourself is, “why did they do it?” In most cases, it is impossible to unravel the mysteries surrounding the deceased and the reason for that line of action. But in some instances, it is possible to see

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Bullying Claims the Life of an 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

As a very young child, merely 3 years of age, Bethany Thompson has been diagnosed with brain cancer, what must have been devastating news for the family. But they have all battled through radiation therapy, and, in 2008, the child has been proclaimed a cancer survivor and cancer-free. She has overcome the worst that could ever

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Bullying in South Korea: The Why and the How

As well known, bullying is a major problem around the world, one with consequences far greater than the bullies can understand. Affecting younger kids and teens alike, the abuse can leave not only physical but also emotional and psychological scars. The terminology and tactics of bullying in South Korea might be a little different from

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Why Suicide Hotline Is Essential

Someone ends their own life. It is impossible to know what might have happened with the individual, had they continued to live a longer, full life. However, when it is cut short so suddenly and instantly, it often leaves more questions than answers. It is so important to prevent suicides, which is why the suicide

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The Disturbing Increase in Bullying Deaths

We’ve seen a troubling increase in suicides related to bullying in recent years. Jama Pediatrics published a study that found that young adults who had been bullied were more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than other individuals their age. And suicide isn’t the only negative behavior that increases in those who have been

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Sarah Clerkson: Another Victim of Bullying Death

The frequency in which bullying ends in tragic results is so pervasive in our society that oftentimes the latest victim becomes merely another statistic, or case study devoted to solving the problem. With the exception of those who were close to the victim of course. For the bereaved family and friends who are left behind

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Jamey Rodemeyer

Jamey Rodemeyer died on September 18, 2011 after he committed suicide due to the constant bullying that he received as a result of his being gay. He is another young man in a long line of bullying victims. Jamey was well known for his activism against homophobia and for his YouTube videos dedicated to bullying victims.

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Understanding Bullycide and How to Go About Preventing It

With bullying no longer taking on the traditional form of physical violence, verbal assaults and cyber bullying is also on the rise in today’s society. Because bullying today allows for much more anonymous options when posting and sharing news and updates of our lives online, the actual act of verbally assaulting and threatening others with

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