Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:00
Forget war with Pakistan, this is India’s real crisis
An epidemic of rural debt, despair and suicides is sweeping the countryside – and it signals upheaval at next month’s elections
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
Beware revealing graphic details of charcoal suicides, media is warned
FOLLOWING a significant number of recent charcoal-burning suicides in Thailand, the Public Health Ministry’s Mental Health Department is urging the media to avoid giving too many details of how the deaths occurred, out of fear that such reports could lead to copycat deaths.
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
Suicide rate around the world plummeting
Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released yesterday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives.
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:47
Mother calls on police to probe 'suicides' of son, daughter-in-law
A mother on Thursday called on police to investigate the deaths of her son and her daughter-in-law who were found hanged by the same rope in a tapioca plantation in Lampang.
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:59
US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb
Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb -- taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 -- and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
Prevent suicides – connect, communicate, care
A FASTER PACE of life is among factors contributing to the rising rate of suicide among Thais, according to Dr Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-gen
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:43
Videogamer shoots 2 dead, kills self at tournament
Two people were killed and 11 others wounded Sunday when a video game tournament competitor went on a shooting rampage before turning the gun on himself in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville, local police said.
Thu, 17 May 2018 01:00
Social media eyed to stop youth suicides in Japan
Thirty per cent of prefectures, ordinance-designated cities and prefectural capitals in Japan are using or plan to use social media to counsel young people and others who are contemplating suicide, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00
Social media targeted to stop suicides in Japan
THIRTY PER CENT of Japan’s prefectures, ordinance-designated cities and prefectural capitals are using or plan to use from this fiscal year or later social media to counsel young people and others who are contemplating suicide, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:00
Mental health alert issued about elderly suicide
ELDERLY PEOPLE are the second-most at-risk demographic group for suicides in Thailand, the Mental Health Department revealed yesterday.
Working-age people are the most at-risk group.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:58
Doctors fear copycat deaths after K-pop star’s suicide
Concerns have arisen over possible copycat suicides by young fans following the death of South Korean boy band lead singer Kim Jong-hyun.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:57
Thai woman, French husband commit double suicide in Uthai Thani
A Thai woman and her French husband were found dead side-by-side in a bedroom of their house in Uthai Thani in what police believe to be double suicides.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45
Facebook takes action to present suicides
In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Month, September, Facebook is connecting people with information about supportive groups and suicide-prevention tools via ads in their News Feed.
Wed, 03 May 2017 23:09
Facebook adding 3,000 people to screen out violent content
WASHINGTON - Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to root out violent content as the social media giant faces scrutiny for a series of killings and suicides broadcast on its platform.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:21
Japan’s fight against suicides
Japan has one of the highest suicide rates among the rich countries. But for the first time since 1994, suicide rate in Japan has decreased, according to the official data.