Suicide

Sinister ‘Momo’ Online Game Linked to Two More Child Suicides

TWO child suicides in Colombia have been linked to a sinister internet game that’s been sweeping South America. Local media reports a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy took their own lives in the town of Barbosa. RCN Radio claims the two children were playing a challenge based game — believed to be the ‘Momo’ challenge [...]

4 Ways You Can Help if Your Child is Being Bullied, According to Experts

The death of nine-year-old Jamel Myles, whose mum says he killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying, has shaken the world. Leia Rochelle Pierce, from Denver, Colorado, says her son had initially been proud to tell children in his school that he was gay. However, when he returned they started bullying him, and some pupils told [...]

By |2018-09-03T12:35:28+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Online Suicide and the Dark Psychology of Internet Insult Forums

Leon Jenkins was 43 when he took his own life in July 2018. He livestreamed his suicide on an internet forum where users can freely – and viciously – insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other. The idea is to make people leave the site when they can take no more. Gregory Tomkins and Kevin [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:35:17+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 Myths About Suicide

The media frenzy is starting to settle after the tragic suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Some of the coverage, I was happy to see, was sensitive and compassionate, while some was just plain irresponsible, sensationalistic, and full of specific details - all of which can put vulnerable people at risk, and perpetuate misinformation. [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:45:26+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

3 Steps Anyone Can Learn To Prevent Suicide

#Care2QPR Question. Persuade. Refer. It’s three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide says Illawarra psychologist Dr Alex Hains. And – as community members are encouraged to learn CPR to potentially save lives – Dr Hains is urging the public to learn QPR to do the same for those people struggling with suicidal thoughts. [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:41:42+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Staff Narrowly Prevent Child’s Suicide as Don Dale Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

Staff unions have described Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre as once again being consumed by a violent crisis. A series of violent incidents at the centre over the last month have not been made public by the Territory Government. "It's been at crisis point for quite a while now, and it needs to get [...]

Suicidal Ideation: 19 Words to Watch out For

If you’re worried about a friend’s mental health, listen for these words. When we lose someone to suicide, whether it was a public figure or someone we knew in our personal lives, most of us ask ourselves if there were anything that we could have done to prevent the loss of a life. We might [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:35:32+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“One Reason Why” Parents Should Worry About Teen Suicide

Days after the death of Kate Spade, and hours before Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, announced the renewal of a third season of the hit show “13 Reasons Why.” This compelling teen drama follows the story of a teen girl's death by suicide and the aftermath among her high school peers. Despite controversy over its content, and [...]

Suicide as Sickness?

The heart-rending suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and upset us. Here were two eminently successful people who ended their own lives. Why would they do this? How could they have achieved so much, yet not want to keep living? Their suicides struck most of us as not only tragic, but bewildering. In the aftermath of [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:17:53+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Suicide|Tags: , , |0 Comments

National Report Reveals Widespread Bullying, Assaults and Suicide Taunts

More than 56 per cent of students with disabilities had experienced bullying over a 12-month period, a national survey has found. The survey, by Children and Young People with Disability Australia, revealed students experienced a range of bullying including being punched, kicked, headbutted, cyberbullied, spat on and having food or rocks thrown at them. Some [...]

By |2018-06-18T16:55:32+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments