Adetutu Adedokun: Engagement photos of DSS Staff who jumped into Lagos lagoon

Lady who plunged into Lagos Lagoon identified as bride-to-be who worked at the Department of State Security. The young lady who plunged into the Lagos Lagoon on Thursday, November 10, has been identified as Adetutu Adedokun, an unarmed combat instructor with the Department of State Security. Recall that LIB had reported that the young lady … Continue reading Adetutu Adedokun: Engagement photos of DSS Staff who jumped into Lagos lagoon

DEPRESSION: Chinese woman committed suicide during COVID-19 lockdown

A woman in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia reportedly killed herself after her local area was locked down, China-focused online outlets Sixth Tone and What's on Weibo reported. Hers is the latest documented death linked to China's zero-COVID strategy, in which entire communities face restrictions over a relatively small number of positive cases. Authorities categorized the … Continue reading DEPRESSION: Chinese woman committed suicide during COVID-19 lockdown

Depression, economic hardship increasing suicide rates in Nigeria – Experts

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Nigeria has one of the highest suicide rates in Africa. Dr. Titilayo Tade of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital also states that, “The suicide rate in Nigeria in 2019 is 6.9/100,000, which is higher than 6.5 rate in 2012; but under-reported or miscoded. Nigeria has … Continue reading Depression, economic hardship increasing suicide rates in Nigeria – Experts

Eison Cai: Depression and mental health issues take center stage after Malaysian singer’s death

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Eison Cai died after falling from a building in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug 17). He was 40. According to Taiwan's Central News Agency, which quoted the Luzhou Precinct of the New Taipei City Police Department, he fell from the Luzhou MRT station building at about 10am. Police said he died … Continue reading Eison Cai: Depression and mental health issues take center stage after Malaysian singer’s death

Kanayo O. Kanayo: Depression is a silent killer

Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo has revealed he almost committed suicide at some point in his life. The 60-year-old actor said this as he recalled his childhood experience living with his elder brother in Enugu State. Kanayo said he wanted to commit suicide one day while hawking agidi to end his suffering. Speaking with Vanguard, … Continue reading Kanayo O. Kanayo: Depression is a silent killer

Will Smith speaks on depression and suicide thoughts

Actor Will Smith recently admitted he had contemplated suicide during the taping of a YouTube series about physical fitness and weight loss. Will Smith “This began as a journey to get into the best shape of my life,” said the actor in the trailer for “Best Shape of My Life,” in which he sets out … Continue reading Will Smith speaks on depression and suicide thoughts

Klein offers advice on addiction, depression and suicide

Sebastian Klein, founder of the Angel Forever Foundation, presented a suicide talk Thursday night at Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box. Klein spoke of struggles of suicide and drug abuse, and offered advice to those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. When talking about the stigma around suicide and mental health Klein said, … Continue reading Klein offers advice on addiction, depression and suicide

19-AND-FAMOUS: How Matthew Mindler killed himself with sodium nitrate

Matthew Mindler Former child star Matthew Mindler killed himself using sodium nitrate he ordered for $15 from Amazon — after searching online how to use it in suicides, according to officials and his mother. After toxicology tests, the Lancaster County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the 19-year-old “Our Idiot Brother” actor’s death from August to be suicide by sodium nitrate … Continue reading 19-AND-FAMOUS: How Matthew Mindler killed himself with sodium nitrate

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Teacher detained and punished after student’s death

A primary schoolteacher whose student jumped to her death after her class in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, was given serious warnings from the Party on Wednesday for her misconduct. The teacher, Yuan Dengmei, was accused by the student's parents of insulting their daughter during a writing class, which led to the girl jumping to her death from the … Continue reading Teacher detained and punished after student’s death

Prisoner commits suicide after gaining freedom because of COVID-19

A man who was arrested for carrying gasoline and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York died by suicide after he was released from a secure psychiatric hospital where the coronavirus was spreading, his lawyer said. Marc Lamparello, a former college professor, died April 17, attorney Christopher DiLorenzo said Thursday. Increasing rate of suicide … Continue reading Prisoner commits suicide after gaining freedom because of COVID-19

Adolescent mental health: Everything you should know

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated (1). Globally, depression is one of the … Continue reading Adolescent mental health: Everything you should know

Police: ‘Troubled’ employee shot 5 people before suicide

An employee opened fire Wednesday at Milwaukee’s Molson Coors complex, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The gunman was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. “There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and … Continue reading Police: ‘Troubled’ employee shot 5 people before suicide