Tag: suicide

Suicide Rate for Minors Highest Ever in Japan

According to the white paper on suicide prevention measures for 2020, as compiled by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, the overall number of suicides in Japan in 2019 fell for the tenth consecutive year, to a record low of 20,169….more: nippon

Suicide tips hidden in YouTube and YouTube Kids videos, paediatrician warns

YouTube has struggled with how to keep the platform free from material that is damaging to children A US pediatrician has warned parents about videos showing children how to kill themselves found YouTube and YouTube Kids. Free Hess learned about the chilling videos over the summer when another mum spotted one on YouTube Kids. She said that minutes into the clip from a children’s video game, a man appeared on the screen – giving instructions on how to commit suicide….more: INDEPENDENT UK

2,300 ‘friends’ watch Facebook live broadcast of suicide, none alert police or family of deceased

A depressed Gurugram resident committed suicide after an argument with his wife and broadcast it on Facebook Live. Over 2,300 of his FaceFacebook suicide livebook ‘friends’ saw the incident but none bothered to inform his family or the police…more:  timesnownews

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A man was inflicted with wounds and he committed suicide, and so Allah said: My slave has caused death on himself hurriedly, so I forbid Paradise for him.”Sahih Al-Bukhari 

‘Dr Death’ unveils suicide machine at funeral show

Image result for vehicleA controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday. Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.more: timeslive.co.za

Millionaire hotelier Peter Smedley named as man whose Dignitas assisted suicide was filmed by BBC

Mr Smedley, a millionaire hotelier and scion of the Smedley’s tinned food empire, had been such an intensely private man that none of the recipients had known in advance that he had planned his own assisted suicide and travelled to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland to end his life…Mr Smedley, who was suffering from motor neurone disease, is referred to only as “Peter” in the BBC2 film, Choosing to Die, which will be broadcast on Monday.
Until now, his full identity has remained a secret, but his friends have told The Daily Telegraph of his determination to help change the law on assisted suicide and paid tribute to his courage…more:.telegraph.co.uk/

Salman Abedi: How Manchester attacker turned from cannabis-smoking dropout to Isis suicide bomber

Image result for Salman Abedi: How Manchester attacker turned from cannabis-smoking dropout to Isis suicide bomberThe 22-year-old was remembered as a “fun guy” who drank, took drugs and possibly had links with local gangs before appearing increasingly religious as his radicalisation deepened. The same transformation has been documented in many of Europe’s deadliest terrorists, including petty criminals and drug dealers in the Isis “super cell” behind the Paris and Brussels attacks. …more: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

more:  Anti-terror hotline ‘received warnings about Manchester bomber years

Suicide rate on the rise in U.S.

The suicide rate in the United States increased by 24% from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the National XXX PHXDC5_6JQ82SPPCQD1DOP1ELM9_ORIGINAL.JPGCenter for Health Statistics.

The report is unique in that it breaks down suicide by different age groups and gender, and shows that the increase in suicide is among all groups, said Sally Curtin, one of the report’s authors. The increase in suicide rate has been steady since 1999, before which there was a consistent decline since 1986, she said… more: usatoday.