UK Suicide

Is Suicide A Cowardly Act?

Tom Haward | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

Is suicide a cowardly act? That question is neither helpful or relevant. What's truly important is understanding that many people with mental illness are trying to quiet the storm raging in their mind and we need to provide space, time, love and listening to enable that storm to pass.

Former Fox News Employee Shoots Self Outside News Corp Offices For 'Ending My Career'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly shot and killed himself outside Fox News headquarters in New York. The 41-year-old man died after the shooting at the News Co...

'Suicide Is Not A Fashion Statement': Kurt Cobain Death Note T-Shirts Pulled

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Two online retailers have pulled fashion T-shirts featuring the suicide note of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain from sale. The handwritten note was p...

Transgender Girl Pleads With Us To 'Fix Society' In Tumblr Suicide Note

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Leelah Alcorn left a heartbreaking suicide note on her Tumblr blog before walking out onto a busy road. The 17-year-old scheduled the post to go li...

Xmas In Hospital For Suicide Campaigner Who Launched #FindMike

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK

A mental health campaigner whose own battles with depression saw him launch an international search for the man who saved his life is being admitted t...

Suicide Amongst Doctors Under Investigation: The Tip of the Iceberg

Anita Mitra | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Anita Mitra

Over the last 15 years, the number of complaints against doctors to the GMC has quadrupled. In 2013 there were more than 8,500 complaints about doctors of which just over 3,000 went on to be investigated. More than a third of those are still under investigation.

Almost 30 Doctors Under GMC Investigation Killed Themselves

PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

An independent report has found that 28 doctors killed themselves while under investigation for malpractice between 2005 and 2013. The General Med...

The A-Z of Bipolar: S-Z

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

So how do you solve a problem like bipolar? Therapy, medication, exercise, amongst other things. I can't vouch for medication and exercise ('cos I never do any), but therapy is wonderful...once you find the right therapist.

Talking Therapy Could Greatly Help People Considering Suicide

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to preventing suicide, a lot of emphasis is placed on communication. It's important to talk, say the experts, because it stops the situa...

Woman Who Lost Her Legs In Railway Suicide Attempt Turns Her Life Around

Barcroft | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has told of the horrific moment she lost her legs, after lying in front of a train in an attempt to take her own life. Helen Galsworthy was j...

Robin Williams: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Robin Williams may have been suffering from hallucinations when he committed suicide in August of this year. TMZ claim to have obtained documents s...

Death Penalty for Women Offenders

Felicity Gerry | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We all took the view that public sympathy is with the women who are in effect sentenced to the equivalent of a death penalty whilst their children suffer the consequences. When they ask me - where were you Mummy when all these women were dying in prison, I will be proud to say I was at the HLE Debate and we didn't just talk about change we made it happen.

Father's Fury At CPS Hounding Of 'Vulnerable' Daughter Over False Rape Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Prosecutors are facing urgent questions over the suicide of a "vulnerable" young woman with bi-polar disorder who her father claims was hounded over a...

Suicide Prevention - A Mother Speaks Out

Terezia Farkas | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Terezia Farkas

Barbara doesn't blame Terry. In fact, she understands why he took his own life and realizes how difficult it was for Terry to fight both stigma and depression. Instead of blame, Barbara talks openly and honestly about how she copes with suicide bereavement...

Three Ways to Prevent Those Mistakes You Make From Triggering Your Depression

Danny Baker | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

When you're suffering from depression, you're your own worst bully, and when you make a mistake - no matter how small - you drop the hammer on yourself. You beat yourself up endlessly, and as a result, plunge yourself into a pit of despair.

Child Helplines From Around the World Unite in London

Peter Liver | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Peter Liver

Our report released today On the Edge showed a huge increase in children getting in touch about suicidal feelings. Last year (April 2013 - March 2014) we held 34,517 counselling sessions with children who talked about having suicidal feelings - 116% more than three years ago. Nearly 6,000 of these children had told a counsellor that they had previously attempted to take their own life.

Shocking Statistics Show 'More Children Than Ever' Have Tried To Kill Themselves

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

The number of children who have admitted to attempting suicide has soared by 43% in a year, ChildLine has revealed. The counselling service said it...

Suicide

Matt Zitron | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

People are often attacked when they say that suicide is selfish. Well it is by its very nature. It's an act anchored in self and self-belief (or lack thereof.) People see it as their last vestige of control. But to use it as an insult to someone who's just done it isn't right. These people are living with a crippling pain that they see no escape from bar death.

Ten Things to Do If You're Feeling Suicidal

Danny Baker | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Having suffered from life-threatening bouts of depression for four years before my eventual recovery at the start of 2012, I have a lot of experience with feeling suicidal. Here's my list of 10 things to do when you're in that awful place where you feel as if all hope is lost.

Students Who Found Teen's Body Hanged In Woods Thought It Was A Halloween Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students who found a body hanging from a tree in the woods thought it was a halloween prank, until police discovered it was a suicide victi...

The Butterfly Effect of Male Suicide

Josh Rivedal | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Rivedal

For years, I've been inching to get to the bottom of male suicide - not just an American thing or a British thing, but a problem worldwide. Statistically in the US and UK, men above 50 years of age have a high rate of suicide- roughly 75% of suicides in both the US and UK are male and worldwide there is an average of one suicide per 40 seconds.

Firefighters In Brazil Use A Very Interesting Method To Prevent Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A recent World Health Organisation report has revealed that the suicide rate in Brazil has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. For this r...

Does the Answer to Helping Distressed Men Rest With You?

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

The overwhelming evidence is that talking therapy works. And works in ways that can be life transforming for many people. It doesn't matter much what the brand of counselling or therapy is. What seems to be most healing is the relationship that develops between client and practitioner, based on attunement towards the client, honesty and respect.

Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George

Adam Jung | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

I didn't know Jacob nearly as well as many others and yet I've still been walking around in a fog since I heard Jacob took his life.The energy and passion Jacob lived by made it difficutl not to feel connected to him within minutes of meeting him. Twenty two veterans killing themselves a day is an abstract statistic. Until it's not, and you've lost a friend.

Depressed Woman Kills Herself By Jumping Into Pit Of Crocodiles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Police say an elderly woman killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a zoo in Thailand. Witnesses said the 65-year-old took off her s...