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Genius, Suicide and Mental Illness: Insights into a Deep Connection - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
11 hours ago by mikalgilmore
Anthony Bourdain and the ‘Silent Epidemic of Male Suicide’
Why the TV host and author’s untimely death was uniquely gut-wrenching for men his age.
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Robin Williams: Depression Alone Rarely Causes Suicide - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
2 days ago by mikalgilmore
15 Common Causes Of Suicide: Why Do People Kill Themselves? - Mental Health Daily
Suicide is defined as the act of intentionally causing one's own death. There are many factors that play a role in influencing whether someone decides to
2 days ago by mikalgilmore
Why Do People Commit Suicide?
When you hear of a suicide, you wonder why someone would want to take their own life. Often there are multiple factors. Here are some of the common ones.
2 days ago by mikalgilmore
The Six Reasons People Attempt Suicide | Psychology Today
Though I've never lost a friend or family member to suicide, I have lost a patient—and known a number of people left behind by the suicide of people close to them.
2 days ago by mikalgilmore
Artificial concern won’t stop suicide. Radical empathy might. - The Washington Post ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
By Richard Morgan -

... Suicide is a kind of fatal exhaustion. It knocks on your door not as a monster but as a healer making a house call. We have to invite it in. Spade held that red scarf in her hands, Bourdain held that bathrobe belt in his, and both thought, “This will do nicely.” The coroners’ reports will not bother to note if their cheeks were tear-stained, but I think not.

What we need to do is make that knock at the door less appealing. Give it less space to be heard.

Suicide is 250 percent more common than murder. There is something missing in our understanding, and it is this: Empathy is not a pro-forma answer to some social problem, to be dispensed in the appropriate dose but otherwise withheld. ...

In the end, empathy should be a way of life and love; it should be our other oxygen. It’s not about saying, “I’m always here if you need me.” There is no if. We need each other desperately all the time. That’s what society means. That’s what civilization is. It should be the core of more than just our personal, private conversations. It should be the animating concept behind public policy, taxes, civic duty. ...
Mental_Health  Suicide   
3 days ago by mcbakewl
Chefs & Celebrities Respond to Anthony Bourdain Death | Tasting Table
News, stories and reactions from the past week
In the week since Anthony Bourdain's tragic death, his friends and, fans have joined chefs and celebrities in pouring forth with words and photos in commemoration.
• This opinion piece in The Washington Post about "why Iranians love Bourdain."
• CNN collected stories from readers about what Bourdain meant to them.
• Netflix announced that it would keep Parts Unknown available to stream.
• "Anthony Bourdain was the best white man," Mallika Rao wrote for Vulture.
• The New York Times on what he meant to people of color.
adventure  bourdain  celebrity  food  RIP  suicide  travel  tv 
6 days ago by rgl7194
Can psychedelics help prevent suicide? | Big Think
When asked for advice on how to achieve success, Anthony Bourdain said not to turn to the market. Instead, he continued, ask what you’re good at, what’s interesting to you. Look for what you appreciate about the work itself, not the reward.
depression  psilocybin  science  suicide 
6 days ago by kogakure
Lawyers & Depression | Dave Nee Foundation
Depression among law students is 8-9% prior to matriculation, 27% after one semester, 34% after 2 semesters, and 40% after 3 years.

Stress among law students is 96%, compared to 70% in med students and 43% in graduate students.

Entering law school, law students have a psychological profile similar to that of the general public. After law school, 20-40% have a psychological dysfunction.

Lawyers are the most frequently depressed occupational group in the US.

Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than non-lawyers.

Lawyers rank 5th in incidence of suicide by occupation.
lawyers  suicide  depression  mental 
7 days ago by jaltcoh

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