The suicides rates in Spain double the number of deaths due to road accidents for the first time

Suicides in Spain increased for the third consecutive year, and were even double the death toll due to traffic accidents. The suicides rates shows a total of 3,910 people took their own lives, the highest figure recorded since 1980, when the Spanish National Institute of...

Suicides of American Soldiers

From 2009 until the first semester of 2012, a period that coincides with the posting of American soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the number of suicides in this group increased significantly with respect to the years previous to these wars, to the point where deaths by...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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USA: Suicides

As discussed in JAMA (309; 973, 2013), a report from the “Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)” in the United States, which collected data from 21 states in the Union, found that of 147,763 suicides that took place between 2009 and 2012, 27,062 (18.3%) corresponded to war...
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Why is contraceptives potential risk of depression and suicide little-recognized? It mainly affects adolescents

The fact that oral contraceptives can have objective side effects, especially thrombotic problems, is well proven (see HERE ). Now, another side effect has been added: depression and suicide. Indeed, the German Federal Institute for Drugs has recently made public a note in which...

Overview of worlwide suicide burden. Deaths from suicide rose 6.7% worldwide between 1990 and 2016

Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a specific document on this issue published in 2013 (see HERE ), it proposed a plan to reduce suicides by 10% between 2012 and 2020. 10% In January 2018, 28 of the 194...

Suicide rates dramatically increased in almost every U.S. states. A new paradigm shift is needed

Suicide is not always a symptom of mental illness. “A new paradigm shift is needed”.  According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is one of the leading public health problems. The CDC found that suicides rose by 30% between 1999...

Increasing suicide figures among doctors in the United States. Causes and effects

The term burnout (considered the main cause of suicide) is being used by the media and medical journals worldwide with an increasing rate, why? In this matter, an article affirms, “There is a severe and worsening epidemic of physician burnout in the United States, which...

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated...

Medical, legal, social and bioethical assessment on euthanasia. Part III. Legal and social aspects

See, – Part I Medical aspects – Part II – Bioethical aspects Consequences of the legalisation of euthanasia: A slippery slope  As we published on the Bioethics Observatory website,[1] a study conducted every five years to determine the causes of death in the...

Mental health crisis in United Kingdom’s schools with worrying deliberate self-harm and suicide rates

National Children’s Bureau recent report synthesises the increasing problem of the children in a clue moment of their formation. The authors affirm “We are facing a mental health crisis in our classrooms. The growing number of children and young people experiencing...
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