When Soviet and Allied forces began to close in on Berlin, Adolph Hitler and his wife Eva Braun entered into a suicide pact. Witnessing what happened to fallen dictators who
Sociologists studying the media and the cultural contagion of suicidal behaviors were the first to recognize the copycat effect. In 1974, University of California at San Diego sociologist David P. Phillips coined the phrase Werther Effect to describe the copycat phenomenon. Show More Summary
Officials in Henan province have refuted online rumors that a local mother committed suicide recently because she could not afford a proper betrothal gift for her son's wedding. Instead, they have alleged another reason for the woman's suicide, which appears to be even more ridiculous. [ more › ]
Things are going to get tense on this week's episode of S.W.A.T. when a group of homegrown terrorists start planting bombs in Los Angeles. Hondo (Shemar Moore) has to step up and prove he deserves to be at the head of his team when the L.A.P.D. tracks down one of the bombers at the local college. Our... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com S.W.A.T. Shemar Moore
Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to legalise assisted suicide, after a crucial vote in the Upper House of the State Parliament. The Labour government proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was passed by 22 votes to 18, after a marathon 28 hour Parliamentary session. Pushed through Parliament The Legislative Council spent days […]
Writer/director/star Marianna Palka skewers suburban life with the riotous, unsettling “Bitch,” the tale of a stay-at-home mom who drops out when the pressure proves too much. The film opens with a suicide attempt and only gets darker. Palka plays Jill, mother of four, married to harried workaholic...
New research looks at how different factors related to hormonal contraception may affect risk of suicide, providing important information for clinicians and patients.
Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening in Tuz Khormato wounded at least...
One hundred years ago people did often die in agony, and yet, there was very little talk about legalizing euthanasia. Today, suffering can be greatly ameliorated in almost all cases, and yet the cause of “death with dignity” is promoted more energetically than suicide prevention. Indeed, a suicide prevention nonprofit has even stated that terminally […]
"He began writing both feature stories and critical reviews [on opera, classical music, and theater] for Pasatiempo [magazine] in 1990 and continued to contribute to both Pasatiempo and The New Mexican after he left the staff around 2010 until the time of his death." He was also the author of a 2015 biography of Santa […]
Scott Walker loves him some Foxconn. So much he basically handed over his entire state to it. And who wouldn’t love a company that has to put up suicide nets to stop its workers from throwing themselves off buildings instead of working there? Not to mention a company that loves it some child labor. Foxconn, […]
The bill allows euthanasia for people physically unable to kill themselves.
At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.
At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by […]
In Australia, the legalization of assisted suicide is under debate. Proponents are urging for residents to vote in favor of “assisted dying” legislation, and in both Victoria and New South Wales, the legislation does not even require...Show More Summary
A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the...
Experts link the increase to cyberbulling and substance abuse
A study shows that self-harm and suicide attempts are increasing among teenage girls nationwide.