Tag Archives for " suicide "

Is suicide an act of bravery or cowardice?

You May Not Like The Answer To This… Short answer: you’re asking the wrong question. For the long answer, keep reading. See, I get this question a lot. And most especially after reports of suicide in the media, like now, in the wake of the recent suicide in by a medical doctor in Lagos, Nigeria. And even […]

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Share this 1-minute suicide test and save a life

Suicide takes more lives than murders and wars do. The problem is clearly serious, and again and again we hear news of someone else who died by suicide. One of the biggest problems is, suicides are difficult to predict. Sometimes, even the person who takes their lives by suicide doesn’t appreciate how serious the problem is. So I […]

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If you think suicide isn’t that common, you’re dead wrong. Here’s why.

Suicide spectrum

Every time the subject of suicide comes up in a conversation (usually because there’s one in the media or at times like the recent World Suicide Prevention Day, someone is sure to ask me why we should worry about suicide, and if it’s really such a big deal. (And yes, this has been known to happen even when the […]

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Do you too believe these 8 misconceptions about suicide?

Suicide: Sometimes the difference between life adn death is a phone call. Today call someone you know is struggling.

This post is in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day — September 10 every year — and the theme this year is, “Connect. Communicate. Care.” Connect. Communicate. Care. Three words that capture three key concepts in suicide prevention. And when you think about it, what they all have in common is that they’re things we can do for […]

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Still on suicide: what you can do if it’s you, and how you can help if it’s not

This is my second post in a short series on suicide. You’ll find a link to the first one at the end of this post. There are 2 groups of people here. – Those who are personally struggling with suicide, whether they’ve made an attempt, or not. – Those whose friends or relatives actually completed […]

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