September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, and it is becoming increasingly important to look after one’s mental health. According to South African government statistics, up to 3000 people commit suicide on a daily basis. For each person who commits suicide, there are 20 people who have attempted it. The World[…]
A South African woman has committed suicide at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru, where she was under mandatory 14-day quarantine to ensure she was cleared of Covid-19, the Daily Nation reported. According to the publication, the body of the 27-year-old was found hanging from the rooftop of[…]
Traffic came to a standstill in the Cape Town City Centre on Friday afternoon when a man climbed to the top of a pole on the fan walk bridge and threaten to jump. Fan walk bridge is a pedestrian link along Darling, Strand, Adderley, Riebeek and Waterkant streets. A video[…]
A suicide bomb attack on Mogadishu’s government headquarters injured the mayor and several other Somali officials on Wednesday, Reuters reported. No one immediately claimed responsibility but Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the UN-backed government, is known to carry out such attacks. “A suicide bomber walked into[…]
One of two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Turkey has committed suicide in prison, state media has said. Turkey’s Haberturk news website first carried the report on Monday, with senior journalist Cetiner Cetin, who broke the story, saying the suspect hanged himself in Silivri[…]
The KwaZulu-Natal department of health has paid tribute to a mother of two who was shot dead in her home on Sunday night as a “professional hard-working” nurse. Sister Barbara Emmadla Haines, 34, was allegedly shot in the head by her husband following a domestic dispute in the presence of[…]
A recent case of cyber-bullying has led a 13-year-old student to take her own life, putting the spotlight on the consequences of this increasing trend. The parents of the Grade 7 pupil at Doornpoort Primary School in Pretoria found her body in her bedroom on Monday. According to Sinoville Crisis[…]
A Lentegeur police officer’s double murder and suicide has placed the issue of the psychological trauma faced by police officers in South African Police Service in sharp focus. According to Rafique Foflonker from the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Police Board, policemen and women in South Africa are facing severe emotional[…]
Nearly 10,000 US soldiers attempted to commit suicide between 2004 and 2009 according to a study by JAMA Psychiatry, a medical journal published by the American Medical Association. The high suicide rate amongst US soldiers was revealed in a study which looked at the risk of such attempts among soldiers[…]
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was not suicidal an inquest into his death — sitting in the South Gauteng High Court — heard on Tuesday. “Ahmed never wanted to die, he loved life like me. Even Ahmed’s girlfriend never knew that he anticipated to take his own life or he was[…]
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