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The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors

The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested.
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Thinking About Death Can Lead To A Good Life

Thinking About Death Can Lead To A Good Life | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Thinking about death can actually be a good thing.
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Sleeping pills increase risk of death, study suggests

Sleeping pills increase risk of death, study suggests | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Doctors are calling for a rethink of the use of sleeping pills after a large study showed that the drugs carry a substantially increased risk of death for those who are prescribed them.

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» Relationship Themes in Suicide Notes - World of Psychology

» Relationship Themes in Suicide Notes - World of Psychology | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

She shared that she had a collection of 350-odd suicide notes that had been collected by a medical examiner over the course of his career. The notes had been collecting dust in her attic for the past 10 years. She asked if I wanted them.

 

It’s not everyday that an archive of grief in the form of suicide notes falls into your lap. I hesitated for just a moment before saying, “Sure.”

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Fighting Suicidal Thoughts

Fighting Suicidal Thoughts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Suicide was defined by the sociologist Emile Durkheim as applying to ‘all cases of death resulting directly or indirectly from a positive or negative act of the victim himself, which he knows will produce this result’.

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Seeking Causes—Proximate and Ultimate—of the March 11 Afghan Massacre

Seeking Causes—Proximate and Ultimate—of the March 11 Afghan Massacre | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Legions of experts are trying to fathom what drove Staff Sergeant Robert Bales to allegedly slaughter 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, on March 11.

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Grieving as a Path to Connection and Meaning: A New Perspective - Healing Together for Couples

Grieving as a Path to Connection and Meaning: A New Perspective - Healing Together for Couples | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The goal of grieving is not letting go but preserving a connection with the loved one,an enduring presence which we hold with words, memories,new life meaning.
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