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15 Sep 2021
Coronavirus: is loneliness a hidden lockdown killer?
Dennis Ward
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Coronavirus: is loneliness a hidden lockdown killer?

Suicides and attempted suicides appearing to be increasing, police warn
1 May 2020
Why Greenland has banned sale of alcohol during pandemic
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Why Greenland has banned sale of alcohol during pandemic

Government introduces restriction in Nuuk amid fears about rising violence against children
30 Mar 2020
Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war
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Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war

Government expresses concern as 14 former soldiers kill themselves in two months
2 Mar 2020
Why have Epstein’s jail guards been charged with conspiracy?
Jeffrey Epstein
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Why have Epstein’s jail guards been charged with conspiracy?

The US financier died in his jail cell while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges
20 Nov 2019
Suicide rate among released prisoners is rocketing
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Suicide rate among released prisoners is rocketing

Calls for greater scrutiny after deaths increased sixfold since 2010
19 Nov 2019
Why suicide rates are rising again
Suicide is the number one killer of British men under-40
In Brief

Why suicide rates are rising again

Increase in suicides among men and changes in standard of proof cited for first rise since 2013
4 Sep 2019

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The most dangerous days of the year
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The most dangerous days of the year

Social scientists investigate the peak times for unnatural deaths
2 Sep 2019
The rise in ‘deaths of despair’ in the UK
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The rise in ‘deaths of despair’ in the UK

The Week Unwrapped looks at the stories that have passed under the radar
17 May 2019
Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?
Momo challenge
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Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?

Whatsapp ‘suicide challenge’ branded a hoax by children’s charities
28 Feb 2019
Global suicide rate falls by third in 30 years
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Global suicide rate falls by third in 30 years

China and India experience huge drop in suicides, but still make up nearly half of all deaths
8 Feb 2019
Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart
Humber Bridge
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Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart

Unrelated pair thought to have leapt to their deaths less than 50 metres apart
3 Jan 2019
TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller
iain lee
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TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller

Presenter kept overdosing man on line until emergency services found him
21 Dec 2018
What is behind Japan’s soaring youth suicide rate?
children Japan
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What is behind Japan’s soaring youth suicide rate?

The number of children and teenagers taking their own lives has reached a 30-year-high
7 Nov 2018
‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death
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‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death

South Koreans work longer hours than almost any other OECD country
6 Nov 2018
Australian man jailed for encouraging wife’s suicide
Jennifer Morant
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Australian man jailed for encouraging wife’s suicide

Graham Morant’s conviction over his wife’s death could set global precedent
2 Nov 2018
New suicide prevention minister: what’s on her to-do list?
Jackie Doyle-Price
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New suicide prevention minister: what’s on her to-do list?

Appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price comes amid growing concern over teen suicide rates
10 Oct 2018
British male suicide rates at 30-year low
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British male suicide rates at 30-year low

Yet men still make up three-quarters of those who take their life in the UK
5 Sep 2018
Why self-harm among teenage girls has doubled in 20 years
A girl surfs on the web on her computer
In Depth

Why self-harm among teenage girls has doubled in 20 years

Social media and growing academic pressures among reasons cited for ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hospital admissions
6 Aug 2018
Rising temperatures linked to increase in suicides
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Rising temperatures linked to increase in suicides

New study says global warning is likely to cause tens of thousands more suicides in coming decades
24 Jul 2018
Woman killed herself after ovaries removed without consent
Surgery
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Woman killed herself after ovaries removed without consent

Welsh mother-of-one was left in agony following operation to treat bowel disorder
30 May 2018
Seventh suspected suicide at Bristol University in 18 months
Bristol University
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Seventh suspected suicide at Bristol University in 18 months

Researchers point to pressures on students including academic, financial and housing problems
22 Jan 2018
Why have UK suicide rates fallen?
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In Depth

Why have UK suicide rates fallen?

Official figures show the largest drop for two decades - but British men still face a ‘suicide crisis’
19 Dec 2017
SHINee lead singer Jonghyun dies in apparent suicide
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SHINee lead singer Jonghyun dies in apparent suicide

Police say 27-year-old K-pop star was rushed to hospital in a state of cardiac arrest
18 Dec 2017
Facebook to expand AI to help prevent suicide
Social media giants set to reveal extent of Russian election interference
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Facebook to expand AI to help prevent suicide

The software works by identifying phrases and other clues a user posts on the site that could suggest they are suicidal
28 Nov 2017
Suicides linked to student exam season
Pupils sit exams
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Suicides linked to student exam season

Research indicates suicides among young adults peak during exam season, leading to calls for student counselling and early intervention
13 Jul 2017
NHS 111 'put suicidal callers on hold until they hung up'
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NHS 111 'put suicidal callers on hold until they hung up'

Investigation launched after newspaper claims helpline staff sleep at their desks and avoid calls
3 Apr 2017
Fourth suspected suicide at Bristol University
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Fourth suspected suicide at Bristol University

Body of 23-year-old Lara Nosiru discovered beneath Clifton Suspension Bridge
2 Feb 2017
Link between recession and mental health problems explained
Mental health
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Link between recession and mental health problems explained

Financial crisis of 2008 led to rising unemployment, homelessness and poverty, says British Medical Journal
7 Sep 2016
Antidepressants 'can raise risk of suicide in under-18s'
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Antidepressants 'can raise risk of suicide in under-18s'

Drugs firms accused of failing to report side effects, and even deaths, related to medication
28 Jan 2016
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