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The recent financial crash may have led to a significant increase in the rate of suicides with many thousands of taking their lives, researchers have said. The financial crisis has been linked to more than 10,000 people taking their own lives across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010…
A group of doctors is backing proposals to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland. The practising and retired medics will lobby MSPs considering the change put forward by veteran politician Margo MacDonald who died in April. It is the second attempt to pass an Assisted Suicide Bill at the Scottish Parliament.…
About 60% of people struggling with suicidal thoughts do not receive any help, according to research. In a new study, experts from Glasgow University and Harvard University in the US examined the psychological factors that can contribute to suicidal feelings. They found that in many cases patients want to handle…
A decision to cut a woman's benefits was a "major factor" in her suicide, according to a mental health watchdog. The woman, referred to as Ms DE, had a 20-year history of depression and was on incapacity benefit but scored zero points in an assessment which found her to be…
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