suicide

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On 24 March, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, instantly killing all 150 passengers and crew. As it was revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz caused the crash intentionally after locking his fellow pilot out...

I am proud to have played a small role in the BBC1 documentary, Life After Suicide, which aired on Tuesday night. It was a powerful programme, tackling an important topic. The bravery of...

There may be many psychologists who disagree with the pro-assisted dying opinions voiced in the letter pages of the October 2014 issue of The Psychologist, though perhaps the majority of readers found themselves in agreement, or at least disinclined to actively resist a...

Across the globe, suicide and parasuicide present an interesting paradox: while more women worldwide are involved in acts of parasuicide each year, there are more deaths from suicide among men than women (Stack, 2000). In the Western hemisphere, for instance, twice as many...

How many psychologists or therapists have you heard of, or know, who have ended their own life? There are documented cases of psychologists who have done so, such as American psychologists Lawrence Kohlberg and Michael J. Mahoney, who died in 1984 and 2006 respectively (...