Existential suffering and assisted suicide. Increasing individuals with worthy lives opt to end their lives. Why?

Health care professionals and volunteers from a “right-to-die organization” can be the cause for increasing the assisted suicide requests for existencial suffering people Our Observatory recently published a large study (see HERE) warning the slippery and very dangerous...

One in eight UK adults have suicidal thoughts over body image – poll concludes

In a recent study we publish (“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect), we asked “Can TV shows intersect with public health crises without any responsibility? Now a survey include social media and advertising, as Twitter and Instagram, intersecting with crucial health...

Overview of worlwide suicide burden. Deaths from suicide rose 6.7% worldwide between 1990 and 2016

Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a specific document on this issue published in 2013 (see HERE ), it proposed a plan to reduce suicides by 10% between 2012 and 2020. 10% In January 2018, 28 of the 194...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect. According to a study it escalates rates of suicide in youth in the U.S

According to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why was associated with a 28.9% increase in USA youth suicide rates. The study found that following the show’s release, the increase was...

Euthanasia, the other side of the coin. What did patients face after their decision to end their life?

The state of the “art” of the so called “medical aid to die” shows a lack of a universal protocol, shortage of doctors willing to help people die and many patients have been exposed to doubtful and harmful lethal drugs. A widespread myth is that once the...

Suicide rates dramatically increased in almost every U.S. states. A new paradigm shift is needed

Suicide is not always a symptom of mental illness. “A new paradigm shift is needed”.  According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is one of the leading public health problems. The CDC found that suicides rose by 30% between 1999...

Parental religious beliefs are associated with lower suicidal tendencies in offspring

Last August, an interesting article was published in JAMA Psychiatry that assessed the extent to which the religiosity of parents might affect suicidal tendencies or attempts in their children. Previous studies have shown an inverse association between offspring religiosity and...

Increasing suicide figures among doctors in the United States. Causes and effects

The term burnout (considered the main cause of suicide) is being used by the media and medical journals worldwide with an increasing rate, why? In this matter, an article affirms, “There is a severe and worsening epidemic of physician burnout in the United States, which...

Loneliness. An epidemic that is mobilizing English Government and its worrying many western countries

Is it only an English problem? – See video By the 21st century, loneliness has become ubiquitous. Commentators call it “an epidemic,” a condition akin to “leprosy,” and a “silent plague” of civilization. This year, the U.K. went so far as...

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated...
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