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Happy with a 20% chance of sadness - Nature Oct 2018
Researchers are developing wristbands and apps to predict moods — but the technology has pitfalls as well as promise.
behavior  NatureJournal  psychology  suicide 
november 2018 by pierredv
Hard Economic Times and Increased Suicide: More than just a global rough patch? | Brain Blogger
"The Itasca Brain and Behavior Association (IBBA), comprised of psychiatrists and researchers, conducted an in-depth examination of the relationship between the economic downturn in Japan and an increase in Japan’s suicide rate. At the 2011 American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, IBBA researchers discussed that similar trends in America may already be underway." "Ultimately, these studies point to the need for awareness-raising. Why? Because mental illness, substance abuse and economic issues are not mutually exclusive; and, in fact, are arguably tightly linked. For example, those predisposed to mental illness and/or substance abuse issues also likely have difficulty securing and maintaining jobs in a climate with dramatically increased competition for said jobs."
psychology  suicide  economics  brainblogger 
december 2011 by pierredv
Suicides in Greece Rise Since Before Crisis Began -
"Recorded suicides have roughly doubled since before the crisis to about six per 100,000 residents annually" Illustrated by the wrenching story of Vaggelis Petrakis
greece  debt  suicide  people  stories  wsj 
september 2011 by pierredv
Mark Madoff's Name Became Too Big a Burden -
Quote: “The pressure of the last two years weighed on him enormously,” said a person who had remained close to him since childhood. “He was deeply, deeply angry at what his father had done to him — to everybody. That anger just seemed to feed on itself.”
stories  anger  suicide  family  tragedy 
december 2010 by pierredv
Why do some people kill themselves? - health - 25 February 2009 - New Scientist
What causes suicide? Focuses on work by Thomas Joiner, who contends "There are two ways people who want to die develop the ability to override the self-preservation instincs... One is by working up to it. In many cases a first suicide attempt is tentative, with shallow cuts or a mild overdose. It is only after multiple attempts that the actions are fatal. The other is to become accustomed to painful or scary experiences..." as in case of soldiers, police, doctors who have high rates of suicide. I wonder: suggests to be careful of statistics. high rate of suicide in say doctors doesn't necessarily mean it's a stressful job, but that they learn how to deal with pain. (Which is stressful)
psychology  suicide  NewScientist 
april 2009 by pierredv

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