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Professor Green: Suicide and me

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Produced and directed by Adam Jessel

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

When I spoke to Siobhan O’Neill, she was working on a British Psychological Society briefing paper/position statement on suicide and self-harm. This sort of publication raises a number of questions including how they come about and their authors’ motivations in getting...

On 10 September the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) marks World Suicide Prevention Day. We hope to make some small contribution by pointing you to numerous past pieces on the topic:

- We...

‘No-one should be under any illusions, prisons and young offender institutions are grim environments: bleak and demoralising to the spirit.’ So warns a hard-hitting and affecting new report,...

Prisoner suicide is of particular concern for three reasons. First, there is the loss of life, by way of a potentially avoidable death. Second, prisoners tend to come from socially and economically disadvantaged groups with high levels of need and comparatively little access...

Picture credit: Sebastien Mortier

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...