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Defeating Loneliness

Human beings often make assumptions on a very primitive level in order to defend ourselves. Our brains are designed to warn us when our bodies are in danger. However, when our food is in good supply, our climate controlled enclosures engineer our living spaces from the natural environment, we are vaccinated from disease, and we … Continue reading

Suicide at 7?

This is an unbelievable story. Suicide at 7? DETROIT (WJBK) – Detroit police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy who was found hanging from a bunk bed with a belt around his neck. Police say they responded to a home north of the New Center area around 5:30 p.m. after the boy’s 14-year-old … Continue reading

Manic-Depression: Relapse Prevention is Suicide Prevention

Bruce Reyes-Chow shares the tragic story of Jeremy Lum and the very real effects of a society that is still uneducated about mental illness. Jeremy Lum was one of hundreds of thousands of people that struggle to manage the illness of manic-depression. It was while Jeremy was in an (manic) episode, that he was mistakenly¬†arrested … Continue reading

Suicide is Painful

The most painful news that I heard this week is the death of all-pro linebacker Junior Seau. It has now been confirmed that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. People will now look to tangible causes such as head injuries from playing football or the difficulties players often face after they … Continue reading