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Fighting Suicidal Thoughts

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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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Suicide Recommendations Lead To Drop In Suicides Across England And Wales

Suicide Recommendations Lead To Drop In Suicides Across England And Wales | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

According to new research published by The Lancet, there has been a substantial decrease in suicide rates among health authorities across England and Wales that adopted a new range of suicide recommendations.

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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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Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal

Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children who are both victims and bullies are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, or have planned and engaged in suicidal or self-harming behavior before the age of 12, compared to children who were neither bullies nor victims.

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40 Percent Of Youths Attempting Suicide Make First Attempt Before High School

40 Percent Of Youths Attempting Suicide Make First Attempt Before High School | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought.
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Feeling Manipulated by Suicide Threats?

Feeling Manipulated by Suicide Threats? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

“If you leave me, I will kill myself.”

“You don’t really care if I live or die. Why don’t I just kill myself–then everyone will be happy.”

“If you loved me, you would do what I tell you.”


If you are on the receiving end of threats like these, whether they come from your partner, your parent, your sibling, your child, or your friend, it can feel like a bucket of ice water has been poured over your head.

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