UK Suicide

Child Helplines From Around the World Unite in London

Peter Liver | Posted 31.10.2014 | 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 26.10.2014 | 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 22.10.2014 | 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 17.10.2014 | 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 16.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 01.10.2014 | 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...

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 31.10.2014 | 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 31.10.2014 | 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 26.10.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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 20.10.2014 | 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 18.10.2014 | 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 14.10.2014 | 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 13.10.2014 | 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...