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signs of suicide

Mental & Emotional Health
September 6, 2016

9 risk factors for suicide

It’s hard to talk about suicide. If you’ve never lost anyone this way (or thought about it yourself) it’s tempting to think of suicide as taking ‘the easy way out’ - or as a distant sadness, the way we felt when the news broke that Robin Williams had taken his own life. But how do you talk about suicide in a real and helpful way? If someone you know is at risk, you can ask a simple question, even though you may not be a psychologist. Let’s look at the risk factors, and then we’ll give you the question. How…
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 22, 2016

Prevent teen suicide!

Did you know that the third highest cause of teenage death (between ages 15 to 24) is suicide? Only homicide and car accidents rank higher! Current figures show that 9% of all SA teen deaths are suicide-related – so it’s time to sit up and pay attention. (more…)
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