UK Suicide

Depressed Woman Commits Suicide By Jumping Into Pit Of Crocodiles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | 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...

The Rational Act of an Irrational Mind

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

At the times in my life where suicide has become a real and valid option, it seemed the best thing to do for everyone. When my mind reached this completely irrational conclusion, I was convinced that while my family might grieve for a while, they would ultimately get over it, move on, and be the better for no longer having to watch over or worry about me.

'MH370 Pilot Committed Suicide & Killed Everyone Else On Board'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

An aviation expert who has been researching the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 says it is likely the pilot committed suicide. Ewa...

Too Many Farmers Are Committing Suicide

Terezia Farkas | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Terezia Farkas

Farmers are committing suicide as you read this article. In countries like India, the rate of farmer suicides has become a national crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) is particularly concerned with farmer suicides because of the impact it is having on families. WHO estimates that one person commits suicide every 13.3 minutes.

Louise Ridley

6 Myths About Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

One person dies every 40 seconds somewhere in the world as a result of suicide, a recent report has shown. Suicide is "major public health problem...

Louise Ridley

One Death Every 40 Seconds From Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

One person kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to the first global report on suicide prevention. Suicide kills more people than conflicts ...

Ever Had a Bad Day?

Matt Clifton | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

Ever felt like you have had a bad day? I am sure you have had more than one, maybe you had a head-ache or perhaps a sickness bug? Well imagine if throughout your day/week or however long you had it, you were constantly told "just to get better or get over it" ...

Why Suicide Is a Men's Issue

Jimmy Ocean | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jimmy Ocean

Global rates of suicide are up 60% since World War II. By 2030, depression will outpace cancer, stroke, war and accidents as the world's leading cause of disability and death. Although twice as many women suffer from depression and many more attempt suicide, nearly four times as many men die from suicide every year. Why?

The Sad Truth Behind Robin William's Suicide

Matt Clifton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

It still saddens me to hear about the sad, sad loss of a much loved actor, Robin Williams. Robin contributed much effort and passion towards acting, M...

Fuck Suicide

Jane Powell | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Powell

The urgent physical urge to stop everything now is as primal as sex. At that point, ripping off the civilised veneer that the world sees and coming out, is as contrary an idea as putting a hand deeper into a fire. Bad enough you looking at you, which you can't bear to do. To have others see you as you are, right then, is unconscionable.

On Robin Williams

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Why is it such an 'out of the blue' experience for everyone that Robin Williams killed himself? Is it because we think if someone's funny they must spend their lives, head thrown back, wheezing away? I know very few comedians who in their real lives have their heads thrown back, it's not funny being funny; it's a killer.

Suicide Is a Global Healthcare Crisis

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Joyce

The collective grief around the death of Robin Williams has been remarkable, but not at all surprising... what I cannot understand is why there isn't a similar collective public call to urgently address suicide. This is a healthcare crisis - indeed, it has been one for some time.

Spark of Madness

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Robin Williams' death is everywhere this week. It's been on my mind as to whether or not I would post something about it, as I have really mixed feelings about the general furore that follows the death of a celebrity, whether accidental or in this case, probably not so much.

Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Tells Depression Sufferers 'F**k You, Then Kill Yourself'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has been criticised for insensitive comments he made about depression and suicidal thoughts. During an interview with So...

Robin Williams - Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Stephen Liddell | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Liddell

The sad news of Robin Williams untimely death this week has brought forth the expected tide of tributes to this man who made millions laugh around the world and rightfully so.

Media Coverage Of Williams' Death Slammed By Depression Sufferers

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Despite detailed guidelines provided by the Samaritans on how to treat Robin Williams' suicide, much of the media coverage of the actor's death has be...

Robin Williams Didn't Recover From Depression, But That Doesn't Mean You Can't

Danny Baker | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

One Facebook status that alarmed me greatly. "If Robin Williams, with all the money and resources he had at his disposal, wasn't able to recover from depression, then what hope do I have?" ... I'm going to give you five reasons why you CAN recover from depression, even though Robin Williams sadly didn't.

On Robin Williams and Suicide

Olivia Denyer | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

The world is reeling in shock that has been likened to when Michael Jackson died: we simply can't believe it... in the wake of such a sudden departure, we should stop to consider that there are millions of people out there suffering with depression, and not all of them are getting the help that they need.

How Tragic Celebirty Suicides Should Teach Us to Value Simplicity

Laura French | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It would be misinformed to imply that the suffering of Robin Williams and so many other ill-fated stars has been brought on solely by their fame, their 'success', of course. It's both impossible and futile to say whether the pressures of fame cause those conditions or whether those conditions motivate the vulnerable to pursue that fame. But what I think is important is to draw what positivity we can from such a tragedy.

Na-Nu Na-Nu

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Zoe Clark-Coates

What a tragic loss to the world of comedy. Without writing any more words you know who I am speaking of....the legend that is Robin Williams.

Robin Williams' Death Prompts Warning To Media Over 'Irresponsible' Reporting Of Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

A leading mental health charity today said it plans to launch complaints against sections of the British media after graphic details of the suicide of...

Jessica Elgot

There Is A Big Problem With Tweeting 'Genie, You're Free'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

It is a powerful and deeply moving image of one of Robin Williams' most beloved characters, the genie embracing Aladdin as he is finally given his fre...

Robin Williams News Conference Reveals Comedian Was Found Hanged

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Actor Robin Williams was found hanged in his bedroom at his California home, an official has said. The Mrs Doubtfire star was discovered by his person...

Laughter Is Not Happiness: Comedy and Depression (Robin Williams 1951-2014)

Julian Dutton | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Julian Dutton

After Robin Williams' (probable yet unconfirmed at the time of writing) suicide at the age of just 63, the question is once more in the air - are comedians more prone to depression than, say, plumbers, gamekeepers or human resources managers? Does the iconic 'tears of a clown' cultural trope have any basis in fact? My instinct is to say no, it doesn't - but it is just that, instinct, for I have no data. It is a difficult case to prove, for the evidence to the contrary seems so overwhelming. When a comedian like Robin Williams or Tony Hancock takes their own life, with all the consequent publicity engendered by those tragedies, it is definitely tempting to conclude 'there goes another one.'

Bedroom Tax Stress Drove Woman To Suicide

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The demands of the Bedroom Tax drove a mother-of-two to walk out in front of a lorry on the M6, an inquest has heard. Stephanie Bottrill, who had t...