Suicide Library

  • Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Homosexuals
    Homosexual people tend to experience more mental health problems than heterosexual people, research indicates. Discrimination may contribute to the higher risk, believes lead researcher Dr. Apu Chakraborty of University College London, UK. His team looked at ...
  • The Buddha & The Borderline
    The Buddha & The Borderline, by writer, artist and advocate Kiera Van Gelder, exposes a regularly hushed-up topic: borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is shrouded in stigma. There’s little information about the disorder and, while ...
  • Struck By Living: From Depression to Hope
    Any memoir opening with “I tried to kill myself three times” has the imperative to deliver on the promise of importance, conflict, and resolution inherent within that declaration.  For author Julie K. Hersh, Struck by ...
  • Edward Cullen and the Allure of Depression
    It's fairly clear at this point that Twilight's leading vampire, Edward Cullen, is the heartthrob of the generation. Millions of teen ...
  • Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide
    The headline took my breath away. In a town close to mine, a 15-year-old had committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Described as a charming and well-liked young girl, she nonetheless crumbled when targeted ...
  • Extreme Thinking and Moods Are The Death of Creativity
    You probably have heard that many of the world's most creative people often had some sort of mental illness. While I can see some truth in this viewpoint, I offer a different opinion: In ...
  • Suicide Junkie
    Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. Despite his best efforts, Steve Westwood is not one of them. “Suicide Junkie," Westwood's autobiography, details his long-term struggles with body ...
  • Teen Depression Symptoms
    Teen Depression Symptoms The following are some of the most common symptoms of teenage depression. These symptoms don't directly correspond to symptoms of major depression, but they're similar. A teenager who meets some of the following ...
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide
    Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries, in some cases exceeding deaths by motor vehicle accidents annually. Many countries spend vast amounts of money on safer roads, but very ...
  • Teenagers and Suicide
    Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause ...
  • What is Suicide?
    People talk about suicide like it's a secret that you can't share with anyone. Suicide is whispered amongst friends and family members, and when someone engages in a suicidal act, the only question on everyone's ...
  • Teenage Depression
    Teenagers experience depression in a manner very similar to adults, but they may experience their emotions more intensely and with greater volatility. Feeling down about a relationship issue or an upcoming exam is normal. ...
  • Facts about Suicide
    Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide, but women try to commit suicide twice as often as men (they're just unsuccessful). Such attempts often are viewed as a "cry for ...
  • An Introduction to Suicide
    Suicide is an irrational desire to die. We use the term "irrational" here because no matter how bad a person's life is, suicide is a permanent solution to what is nearly always a temporary problem. ...
  • Why Suicide is Not a Good Idea
    Experiencing psychiatric symptoms is horrible. Many people who try to live with these symptoms every day sometimes feel so discouraged they want to end their lives. Suicide is never a good idea. Why not? Psychiatric symptoms ...
  • Identifying and Treating Major Depression
    I feel like I'm floating under an endless gray sky in an endless gray sea of tepid water. There is no horizon. There is nothing to break the monotony. I feel nothing. I see nothing. ...
  • Depression Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
    But when the melancholy fit shall fall Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud, That fosters the droop-headed flowers all, And hides the green hill in ...
  • Telephone, Hotlines and Help lines
    U.S. Helplines US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433 NDMDA Depression Hotline - Support Group800-826-3632 Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433 Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696 AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center 800-560-0717 Child Abuse Hotline - ...