By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser…
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
Two members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community have died by apparent suicide. One of them was a survivor of last year’s mass shooting who reportedly struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber of the Columbia Lighthouse Project…
Another drop in U.S. life expectancy is being called a ‘wakeup call’. What’s happening?…
By Laura Santhanam
The statistics are sobering: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18, and the number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or suicidal has risen. But…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
By Laura Santhanam
Nearly 45,000 people died as a result of suicide in 2016, up 30 percent from the number of deaths by suicide in 2000, the CDC reported. This latest study explores suicide prevalence across demographics, including gender and age.
By Hari Sreenivasan
Surviving someone who died by suicide is a horrible club. Many of us are members.
The deaths of chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade this week underscored some grim numbers about increases in suicide rates. The latest CDC report found that 54 percent of people who died by suicide over…
By Lauren Porosoff, Jonathan Weinstein
Maybe if students learn how to accept feelings of frustration, fear and embarrassment, they won’t need to avoid those feelings by hurting themselves or someone else.
By Larisa Epatko
Limerick has double the suicide rate than the rest of Ireland. Here's how the community is fighting back.
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