suicide

A man who has survived the storm of suicidal thoughts and actions throughout this life explains: ‘I started to feel down, down to a point where it was uncontrollable… If I didn’t seek help, I would have tried another suicide attempt’.This 40-minute documentary on the...

With the numbers of prisoners dying by suicide at a record high, Professor Graham Towl, formerly the Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Justice, has written for the Howard League for Penal Reform calling for a greater focus on suicide prevention in UK prisons. 

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According to the Mental Health Foundation, there are more than 55,000 suicides in the European Union each year, including over 6000 in the UK and Ireland. Research has suggested that suicide rates among Turkish-speaking populations in Europe are higher than the among the...

This two-hour long (no interval) play, written by Alice Birch and directed by Katie Mitchell, is about three generations of women: mother (Carol), daughter (Anna) and granddaughter (Bonnie). Their...

We are all intrigued by crime. Yet how we view prisoners from a human rights perspective, and the conditions in which they are housed, are both important questions that receive little measured popular attention. Towl and Crighton’s Suicide in Prisons is a timely book...

Suicide still can’t be predicted better than a coin toss. Despite hundreds of theories and piles of research it still remains a huge societal issue: someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds worldwide. Professor Daryl O’Connor (University of Leeds) has been working with...

Suicide is a catastrophic event for the people who die in this way, and the scores of people who knew and loved that person. At a conference organised by the Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria, researchers explored whether we’re getting any better at...

It is all too easy for society to overlook the traumatic histories and complex vulnerabilities of women in the criminal justice system, who are so often placed in institutions designed for male prisoners. The highly significant fact of suicides and self-harm by women in...

This year’s Mind Media Awards, which honour the best portrayals and reporting of mental health in the media, saw Professor Green, ITV and many journalists receive awards for their work.

Among the...

Professor Green: Suicide and me

BBC3

Produced and directed by Adam Jessel

If I found this very tough to watch, how hard must it have been for rapper Professor...