Happiness Won’t Save You

Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

#ann-arbor-mich, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #philip-brickman, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #the-savage-god-a-study-of-suicide-book

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Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #firearms, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #veterans, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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My Adult Son Moved in. It’s a Nightmare. Can I Kick Him Out?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on evicting a relative who refuses to get help for his abusive behavior — and more.

#australia, #evictions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Focusing on Firearms Proves Contentious in Struggle to Reduce Veterans’ Suicides

The gun control debate complicated an effort to encourage frank talk by health professionals about the risks posed by firearms.

#firearms, #gun-control, #hannon-john-scott-d-2018, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son

After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.

#canoes-and-canoeing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tools

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The Pressure to Be Perfect Turns Deadly for Celebrities in Japan

A succession of suicides has shown the burdens of a society where many feel that they must conceal their personal struggles.

#actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Despite Crises, India Fixes Its Gaze on a Bollywood Tragedy

Covid-19 is rippling through the country. The economy is reeling. But for many Indians, an actor’s death and the investigation that followed are a bigger story.

#actors-and-actresses, #bollywood, #chakraborty-rhea, #india, #mental-health-and-disorders, #movies, #rajput-sushant-singh, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Nebraska Bar Owner Who Was Charged in Killing of Black Man Dies by Suicide

Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #gardner-jacob, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #omaha-neb, #race-and-ethnicity, #scurlock-james, #self-defense, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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‘The Lockdown Killed My Father’: Farmer Suicides Add to India’s Virus Misery

Farm bankruptcies and debts have been the source of misery in India for decades. But experts say the suffering has reached new levels in the pandemic.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #modi-narendra, #punjab-india, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Changing My Name Allowed Me to Move On

For some of us, shedding the old is less an act of vanity than of self-respect.

#names-personal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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How Young People Can Own Their Health Care (Even if They Still See a Pediatrician)

Helping young adults with the skills they need to transition to health care independence — with a bonus script for canceling appointments.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #telemedicine

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Report Slams Doctor at V.A. for Dismissing Suicide Risk of Patient Who Later Killed Himself

Six days after being removed by the police from a veterans hospital in Washington, the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

#inspectors-general, #mental-health-and-disorders, #missal-michael-j, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trump-donald-j, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #wilkie-robert

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Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?

Not long ago, Pavle Jovanovic was among the world’s top bobsledders. In retirement, he battled mental illness and substance abuse. Were brain injuries the cause of his demise and that of others in his sport?

#bobsledding, #calgary-alberta, #concussions, #depression-mental, #holcomb-steven, #jovanovic-pavle, #luge-racing, #skeleton-sport, #sports-injuries, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #toms-river-nj, #united-states-bobsled-and-skeleton-federation

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Misogynistic Lawyer Who Killed Judge’s Son Had List of Possible Targets

The list was found after the lawyer killed himself and had more than a dozen names, including three other judges and two doctors.

#den-hollander-roy-1947-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #salas-esther-1968, #san-bernardino-calif-shooting-2015, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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The Fall of ‘Terrace House’

Japan’s heartwarming reality TV hit ended in tragedy when the participant Hana Kimura killed herself after a wave of online abuse. But “Terrace House” was always more complicated than it appeared.

#cyberharassment, #fuji-television-network-inc, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #kimura-kyoko-1977, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #television, #terrace-house-tv-program

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Seoul Mayor’s Secretary Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse

Her lawyer, who issued a statement on the day of Mayor Park Won-soon’s funeral, is calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment.

#metoo-movement, #park-won-soon, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #sexual-harassment, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

#breen-lorna-m, #charlottesville-va, #columbia-university-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantines, #shortages, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Robert Fuller’s Hanging Was a Suicide, Investigation Finds

The case was one of two hangings in California that drew scrutiny amid nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd. Both have been ruled suicides.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #fuller-robert-l-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harsch-malcolm-d-2020, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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South Korean Triathlete’s Suicide Exposes Team’s Culture of Abuse

After Choi Suk-hyeon’s death, her family released secret audio recordings that depict the physical and psychological abuse she appeared to suffer at the hands of her team’s doctor and coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #choi-suk-hyeon, #south-korea, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #triathlon

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U.S. Commandos at Risk for Suicide: Is the Military Doing Enough?

An unreleased report commissioned by U.S. Special Operations Command found deficiencies in the military’s suicide-prevention programs for its elite troops.

#iraq-war-2003-11, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command, #votel-joseph-l

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A Suicide, an App and a Time for a Reckoning

Companies like the stock-trading app Robinhood can seem not just careless but also predatory.

#customer-relations, #gambling, #robinhood-financial-llc, #sequoia-capital, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Family of Black Man Found Hanging Says Death Was by Suicide

Malcolm Harsch was one of two black men whose bodies were found hanging from trees in California cities in recent weeks.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #deaths-fatalities, #fuller-robert-l-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lynching, #malcolm-harsch, #palmdale-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #victorville-calif

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In California, Hanging Deaths of Two Black Men Summon a Dark History and F.B.I. Scrutiny

When two men were found hanging from trees in Southern California, authorities quickly ruled them suicides. After an outcry from activists, investigations were opened.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Families Challenge Suicide in Deaths of Black Men Found Hanging From Trees

The bodies of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch were found in California, 10 days and 50 miles apart. Their families are demanding deeper investigations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fuller-robert-l-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Family of Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Dispute Suicide Finding

Robert Fuller’s sister said on Saturday that the initial determination by officials that her brother died by suicide did not make sense.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lynching, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palmdale-calif, #robert-fuller, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

We studied 26 million Americans over 12 years. Here’s what we learned about gun ownership and suicide.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #gun-control, #quarantines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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For Older People, Despair, as Well as Covid-19, Is Costing Lives

‘This is like being in prison.’

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #elder-care, #elderly, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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How a Suicide Prevention Team Leader Spends His Sundays

‘I’m learning to compartmentalize and turn off the day, which is hard. Callers pop randomly into my head.’

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marino-daron, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #samaritans-of-new-york, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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First-Time Gun Owners at Risk for Suicide, Major Study Confirms

Men were eight times as likely to kill themselves by gunshot than non-owners. Women were 35 times as likely.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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After Reality Star’s Death, Japan Vows to Rip the Mask Off Online Hate

While many in the country abhor the kind of harassment Hana Kimura endured before her apparent suicide, some warn that cracking down on it could also chill rising internet activism.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #social-media, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #terrace-house-tv-program, #twitter

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In a World ‘So Upside Down,’ the Virus Is Taking a Toll on Young People’s Mental Health

The shuttering of the American education system has cut off young people from school staff members who helped them navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states

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Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide?

Psychiatrists are confronted with an urgent natural experiment, and the outcome is far from predictable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #disasters-and-emergencies, #epidemics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #nock-matthew-k, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #iowa, #livestock, #meat, #midwestern-states-us, #minnesota, #pigs, #slaughterhouses, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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An Arrest at St. Patrick’s, a Struggle for Help, Then a Suicide

A New Jersey man charged with attempted arson was released from jail because of coronavirus fears. But he had to wait to begin psychiatric treatment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #fort-lee-nj, #george-washington-bridge, #lehman-college, #manhattan-nyc, #marc-lamparello, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-harbor, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #sacred-heart-cathedral, #seton-hall-university, #st-patricks-cathedral-manhattan-ny, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trump-donald-j

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Coronavirus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Chelsea Manning Tries to Kill Herself in Jail, Lawyers Say

Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, was hospitalized, according to her lawyers.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #manning-chelsea, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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