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People with suicidal thoughts on the increase – Mental health expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More people are reporting to mental health facilities testifying that they have either contemplated suicide or attempted it. This is according to Janet Kantarama the Executive Director Safe Places Uganda a private Mental Illness treatment centre. Kantarama also says that the number of suicides …

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Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, according to findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. The report coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. The figures imply that suicide …

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Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

1971, Netherlands | AFP | A 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 …

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How parents behave is linked to suicide risk: research

Miami, United States | AFP | Adolescents who feel their parents rarely express interest in their emotional well-being are far more likely to consider suicide than youths who see their parents as involved, US researchers said Tuesday. The findings by the University of Cincinnati come as the suicide rate among teenagers …

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Twin suicide bombings kill at least 13 in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a dual suicide bomb attack at a busy morning market in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, according to local sources. The attacks occurred in the town of Biu, about 185 kilometres (115 miles) south …

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Gun attacks and suicide bombs in Tehran, at least three dead

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Gunmen and suicide bombers carried out coordinated attacks on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, state media reported, killing at least three people. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks but Iran is a key player …

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