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Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals

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Levels of extreme psychological distress and suicidal ideation among Australians working in live performance and music are significantly higher than the national average, a new survey of more than 1,300 respondents ha...

The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot

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DC’s new Suicide Squad movie announces itself as different from the coolly received first film from 2016 simply by adding “The” to the title, maybe sneakily trying for an unacknowledged rebrand or reboot. James Gunn, ...

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, autopsy report reveals

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Brian Laundrie, whose disappearance sparked a nationwide manhunt in September after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, went missing and was later found murdered, killed himself, an autopsy report released on Tuesday revealed....

‘It’s all preventable’: tackling America’s workplace suicide epidemic

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At about 4.30am on 18 January this year, 27-year-old Michael Odell, a travel nurse who was working at Stanford hospital in Stanford, California, walked off the job during a night shift. Two days later, after his roomm...

The Suicide Squad review – a slick meeting of sick minds

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After one botched attempt to bring The Suicide Squad to the big screen, with the dourly competent David Ayer at the helm, this time DC Comics stumbled upon a more successful formula. The key: a director with a taste f...

Bereaved families demand investigation of every UK gambling-linked suicide

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On a summer’s day in 2015, Joshua Jones put on his suit and headed to his gleaming office block overlooking the Thames in London. It was the trainee accountant’s day off, but he was in turmoil after gambling away most...

Fourth officer who responded to US Capitol attack dies by suicide

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A fourth police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump is now confirmed to have taken his own life. Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department...

Suicide bomber kills at least six in eastern Congo on Christmas Day

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A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant and bar in Beni on Christmas Day, killing at least six people in the eastern Congolese town where Islamic extremists are known to be active. Heavy gunfire rang out shortly after ...

Concern grows in Kenya after alarming rise in suicide cases

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There is growing alarm in Kenya over a shocking rise in the number of suicides in the country. Almost 500 people are reported to have killed themselves in the three months to June this year, more than the whole of 202...

Suicide bombing kills 14 in Somali restaurant

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A suicide bomber killed 14 people in a popular restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne on the eve of a round of voting there, police said. The attack on Saturday was claimed by the Al-Shabaab Islamist mili...

Senate estimates sit as government under pressure to call veteran suicide royal commission – politics live

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Senior officials face questions in environment and communications, finance and public administration. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

‘I don’t intend to let my son down twice’: the bereaved father trying to end suicide

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Not long before Christmas in 2014, Steve Mallen began to worry about the eldest of his three children. Edward, who had just turned 18, was good at everything. A gifted pianist, a talented sportsman and a nurturing big...

If we all talked about suicide, wouldn’t that be better for everyone?

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Suicide is a topic that gets a lot of media airtime; however, not many people are able to talk about it in their personal lives with friends or family. This is not surprising, considering the nature of the topic and t...

Pandemic did not raise risk of suicide in rich countries, study suggests

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The number of suicides did not increase in the early months of the Covid pandemic, at least in wealthy countries, researchers have found. Earlier this month the Royal College of Psychiatrists warned the NHS was strugg...

Isis affiliate is prime suspect for Kabul airport suicide bomb

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The prime suspect for the suicide bombing at Kabul airport is the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan known as Islamic State Khorasan Province, Isis-K or ISKP. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security...

‘When you stop fighting, that’s when you start grieving’: the parents battling to prevent student suicide

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Days after their daughter died in April 2018, Robert and Margaret Abrahart turned detective. “It’s a survival mechanism – we will be matter of fact, we will organise,” says Robert. “It seems the only way to cope.” The...

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