Studies Show Suicide Among Veterans Highest In Rural Western US

On Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a shocking new study that found - among other startling facts - that the suicide rates among US veterans is 22% higher than non-veteran US adults. In its analysis of veteran suicide data, the VA uncovered that the suicide rate among adult veterans, middle-aged and older, is staggeringly

What Leads To Suicide?

According to research from the World Health Organization, roughly 800,000 people commit suicide each year. It's the highest leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15 - 29 years old, second highest for ages between 15 - 34, and third highest for ages 10 - 14. As Pysch2Go points out, major depression

What It’s Like To Lose Someone To Suicide

Suicide is often seen as a cathartic solution to the overwhelming problems an individual is facing and unable to solve otherwise. However, the impact of their choice to end their lives isn't confined to only them - the family and friends of someone who has taken their own life will feel the impact and ripples

Russell Brand On What The Suicide Epidemic Says About Our Culture

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is known for being two things: very funny and very intelligent and insightful. Brand recently took to YouTube to discuss the suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and what this suicide epidemic says about our culture as a whole. Brand points out that there has been a 40% rise

Tackling Male Suicide

Why is the epidemic of male suicide so difficult to address and tackle? The simple two part answer, according to Jane Powell - founder of the CALM charity - is the language surrounding mental health, and sexism. In a candid TEDx Talk, Powell explains that while 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental