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Japanese government appoints new "Minister of Loneliness"

The Japanese government has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to implement policies designed to fight isolation and lower suicide rates.They are the second country, after the U.K., to dedicate a cabinet member to the task.While Japan is famous for how its loneliness epidemic manifests, it isn't alone in having one. At the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is just a few weeks shy of being one year old. Many people have been practicing social distancing, quarantine, and isolation procedures...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Suicide, Government, Mental Health, NHS, United Kingdom, Innovation, Cigna, Tracey Crouch, Hikikomori, Jo Cox Commission, Ministry of Loneliness Tetsushi Sakamoto

"It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together… but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth."

"If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus."  Jim Carrey lets us know he's giving it a rest. He needs to get his brain back. He...
Tags: Art, Law, Suicide, US, America, Canada, Jim Carrey, Ny Post, Julius Caesar, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

"So, Trump will easily win a congressional seat in Florida if he runs in 2022. The census update likely means the GOP picks up 5+ seats in the house..."

"... to take control. And then the GOP makes Trump speaker. Then Trump has control over the legislative agenda and impeachment. Fun ensues." So said Tom, commenting on the first post of the day today.I don't know if Tom is the first person to say that, but what an interesting scenario. It has happened before that a former President has gone on to serve in the House of Representatives: [John Quincy] Adams considered permanently retiring from public life after his 1828 defeat, and he was deeply hu...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, Washington, Suicide, Boston, Gop, United States, Harvard University, House Of Representatives, Jackson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Trump, Adams, George Washington

Ex-staffer died by suicide outside Republican congresswoman Beth Van Duyne's home in Texas

Sen. Beth Van Duyne wears a protective mask while walking through the Canon Tunnel to the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 12, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Stringer/Getty Images Richard Christian Dillard, 55, killed himself outside the home in Irving, Texas. Rep. Van Duyne heard gunshots, went outside and found the body before calling 911. Investigators and the FBI will look into the motive and how Dillard got into the gated community.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Texas, News, Suicide, Trends, Tesla, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Chris, Irving, Texas State, Dillard, Irving Texas, Beth Van Duyne, US Capitol, Van Duyne

The parents of a 20-year-old who died by suicide after thinking he lost $730,000 on Robinhood are suing the stock-trading app

In this photo illustration the Robinhood Markets logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Alexander Kearns died by suicide in June 2020, and his parents say Robinhood is partially to blame. Kearns' parents are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Robinhood on Monday. They say the app targets young customers and encourages them to engage in risky trading. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The family of a 20...
Tags: Death, News, Suicide, Cbs News, Trends, Lawsuits, Robinhood, Dan, Kearns, Tech Insider, Alex Kearns, Robinhood Markets, Kelly McLaughlin, Alexander Kearns, Rafael Henrique, CBS News Dan

Lockdown took hold of our minds

There’s not been enough talk about the toll of the pandemic on our mental health The post Lockdown took hold of our minds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Openaccess, COVID-19

How will psychiatrists administer psychedelic treatments?

Psychedelic therapy is predicted to become a $7 billion industry by 2027. Emerging research on psilocybin, MDMA, ibogaine, and LSD is showing a lot of promise in treating a variety of conditions. Therapists will not be able to write a script and send patients on their way, which will create a new training model. Psychedelic therapy is imminent. Within six years, the market for this new wave of therapeutics is predicted to reach nearly $7 billion. With advocates and investors like Tim Ferriss l...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Suicide, Stress, Mental Health, Depression, Ptsd, Innovation, Fda, North America, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Tullis, Rick Doblin, Paul Tulls

A million reasons to stay alive

A Million Reasons to Stay Alive is a website that is collecting reasons to stay alive for anyone that might ever need a reason. So far about 60,000 reasons have been contributed. Here are a few good ones to keep in your back pocket: 
Tags: Post, News, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, In Case Of Crisis

Robinhood stock trading app scares 20-year-old into suicide

It appears bad UI and thoughtless data display in the Robinhood fee-free stock trading app convinced a fledgling 20-year-old stock trader he was negative three-quarters of a million dollars. The scared young man stepped in front of a train. CNN: In other words, Kearns did not actually owe $730,000. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, B-side, Bside, Suicide, Finance, Robinhood, Kearns

The 5th largest school district in the US announced a plan to phase back into in-person learning after a rise in student suicides

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Clark County schoo...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The New York Times, Nevada, Biden, Times, Orange County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Orlando

"Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen/Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but..."

"... rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking" — NYT headline.  Even in normal circumstances, suicides are impulsive, unpredictable and difficult to ascribe to specific causes. The pandemic has created conditions unlike anything mental health professionals have seen before, making causation that much more difficult to determine. But Greta Massetti, who studies the effects of violence and trauma on children at the C.D.C., said there was...
Tags: Education, Law, Suicide, Teenagers, Donald J Trump, Clark County, Hayden, Jara, Ann Althouse, Aledo Texas, Jesus Jara, Robert R Redfield, Brad Hunstable, Coronavirus, Las Vegas Schools, Greta Massetti

Lawmaker Loses His Son, Survives A Coup, Then Drafts Final Article Of Impeachment Against Trump

He's been drawing his strength from thoughts of his son during these unprecedented times.
Tags: Law, Suicide, Government, Uncategorized, Deaths, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Jamie Raskin, Impeachment, Impeachment Against Trump, Coup Attempt, Thomas Bloom Raskin

India has a farmer suicide epidemic - and farmers are protesting new laws they fear will make things worse

Protesters, including 20-year-old Sumandeep Kaur, are fighting for the repeal of three farming laws in India. Bhat Burhan for Business Insider Weekly Indian farmers are protesting three laws that they fear will threaten their livelihoods and cost lives. The laws deregulate the buying and selling of agricultural goods, leading farmers to fear they will be exploited by corporations. India has some of the highest farmer suicide rates in the world, and experts fear the crisis could worsen ...
Tags: Politics, News, Suicide, India, Trends, Farmers, Punjab, Kaur, Across India, Vikram Patel, Business Insider Weekly, Sumandeep Kaur, India Bhat Burhan, Kewal Singh, Nasseemo Kaur, Karamjeet Singh

Escapees still at large amid negligence allegations at Tshwane prison

The escape of violent offenders has exposed a slew of alleged negligent deaths at Kgosi Mampuru prison The post Escapees still at large amid negligence allegations at Tshwane prison appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Prisons, Suicide, National, Prison Escape, Negligence, Openaccess, Prisoners, Department of Correctional Services, South African Police Service, Top Six, Tshwane, Mental Healthcare, Pretoria Central Prison, Kgosi Mampuru, Singabakho Nxumalo, South Africa (country

Tommy Raskin (1995-2021)

On December 31st, 2020, Tommy Raskin, the son of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin . His cause of death was suicide.On Monday evening, Rep. Raskin and his wife published a remarkable tribute to their son. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Maryland, Suicide, Depression, Raskin, Jamie Raskin, Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Tommy Raskin

It's Buffalo Bill Cody on horseback....

  I'm reading about him this morning.  Here's something he said about his wife: "I often feel sorry for her. She is a strange woman but I don't mind her—remember she is my wife—and let it go at that. If she gets cranky, just laugh at it, she can't help it." He tried to divorce her after almost 40 years of marriage. He said that when he was away and she was at their ranch [in North Platte, Nebraska], she would "feed the men too much and talk violently about Cody and his alleged sweethearts ....
Tags: Books, New York, Movies, Law, Suicide, Animals, America, Nebraska, Native Americans, Theater, Platte River, Cody, Buffalo Bill, North Platte Nebraska, Ijeoma Oluo, Masculinity

Paper Falsely ‘Reports’ Gun Advocate Diminished Importance of Lives Lost to Suicide

Heller presents the late Mike Vanderboegh and me with JPFO’s “David and Goliath Award” for exposing ATF Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” at the 2011 Gun Rights Policy Conference (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership) U.S.A. – -( “Lives lost to suicide are not as important as the public’s right to purchase firearms promptly, said Charles Heller, co-founder and spokesman for the Arizona Citizens Defense League,” the Arizona Daily Star cited Sunday in a report att...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Suicide, David, Charles, Resistance, Daily Star, Spitz, Heller, David Codrea, Arizona Daily Star, Gun Rights News, Jpfo, Mike Vanderboegh, RKBA, Firearms News

"For the right, the kamikaze are a symbol of traditional virtues and a spirit of self-sacrifice that they believe is woefully absent from modern Japan."

"For the left, they are part of a generation destroyed by Japanese militarism, and a powerful reminder of the importance of maintaining the country’s postwar pacifism.... [In October 1944] Japanese officers explained to Mr. Odachi and his cohort the plan to use suicide missions and asked for volunteers. They were met with stunned silence. Only when the officers began to harangue them did the first few men reticently volunteer, he wrote. 'We were essentially cajoled into committing suicide,' he ...
Tags: Japan, Law, Suicide, Wwii, Ann Althouse, Odachi, Kazuo Odachi

Gun Prohibitionists Exploiting Suicide to Advance Disarmament Agenda

If only red flag laws were universal and gun locks were mandatory? Really? U.S.A. – -( “Gun advocates take the lead in embracing suicide prevention message,” The Oregonian reported Saturday. “Gun owners and health professionals are coming together to devise new solutions to the public health crisis of suicide.” “The newly influential voices of gun owners in public health are changing the conversation — and not only in the Pacific Northwest,” the article explains. “In recent year...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Japan, Guns, California, Suicide, Cnn, United States, New Hampshire, Resistance, Astroturf, Pacific Northwest, Rahm Emanuel, Brady, JOHN LOTT, David Codrea

Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health

Dealing with a global pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of millions of people. A team of MIT and Harvard University researchers has shown that they can measure those effects by analyzing the language that people use to express their anxiety online.Using machine learning to analyze the text of more than 800,000 Reddit posts, the researchers were able to identify changes in the tone and content of language that people used as the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic progressed, from Ja...
Tags: Suicide, Social Media, Mit, Mental Health, Anxiety, Harvard, Harvard University, Innovation, Reddit, Machine Learning, National Institutes of Health, Low, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, Rümker

"Terrence Miller, the 78-year-old man on trial for the murder of 20-year-old Jody Loomis 48 years ago, killed himself Monday, hours before a jury found him guilty of the heinous crime...."

"Loomis's death went unsolved for 47 years, until investigators connected DNA from the crime scene with information that Miller's relatives posted on genealogy websites.... His was arrested and charged with murder in April 2019 and later released on a $1 million bail.... Miller's lawyer tried to have his charges dismissed after learning of his death, but the judge overseeing the case overruled and the jury returned a guilty verdict Monday afternoon...." Reports Q13Fox. Here's the NYT article...
Tags: Murder, Technology, Crime, Law, Suicide, New York Times, Rape, Evidence, British Columbia, Miller, Martin, Loomis, Snohomish County, Ann Althouse, Laura Martin, Terrence Miller

DaBaby’s Older Brother Glen Johnson Dies by Suicide, He Reportedly Shot Himself in the Head

DaBaby’s brother has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, TMZ reports. According to the gossip site, the rapper’s older brother Glen Johnson took his life Tuesday (Nov. 3) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Glen had reportedly shared a video on social media of himself earlier in the day sitting in a car with a gun, and he was said to be “visibly upset and crying.” The video reportedly showed DaBaby’s brother talking about being wronged a lot in the past, and not long afterward, close sources sai...
Tags: Celebs, Suicide, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Glen Johnson, Johnson, North Carolina, Charlotte, Charlotte NC, Sad News, DaBaby, Charlotte North Carolina Glen

Trump signs law making 988 the national suicide prevention hotline starting in 2022, as the coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental health crisis

Sue-Ann Siegel works a shift monitoring the Montgomery County Hotline from her home office fielding calls, including from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on March 18, 2020 in Chevy Chase, MD. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images President Trump signed a bipartisan bill into law on Saturday that designates 988 as the universal telephone number for the national suicide prevention hotline starting in 2022, according to CNN. The bill will change the hotline's number to thre...
Tags: News, Law, Cdc, Suicide, White House, US, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, Mental Health, Federal Communications Commission, Chevy Chase, Talk, Trump, Ajit Pai, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

"I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."

Wrote Irina Slavina on Facebook, quoted in "Russian editor dies after setting herself on fire" (BBC).Irina Slavina was editor-in-chief of the small Koza Press news website. Its motto is "news and analytics" and "no censorship". Its website went down on Friday, as news of her death was confirmed. She was one of seven people in Nizhny Novgorod whose homes were searched on Thursday, apparently as part of an inquiry into [the pro-democracy group] Open Russia. Last year, she was fined for "disrespect...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, Suicide, Wikipedia, Russia, Fire, Journalism, Bbc, Monsters, Joseph Stalin, Russian Federation, Stalin, Nizhny Novgorod, RIA Novosti, Ministry of Internal Affairs

TikTok removed nearly 105 million videos for nudity and other policy violations in the first half of 2020

BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock TikTok has released its latest global transparency report, saying it removed almost 105 million videos in the first half of 2020 for policy violations. These included videos depicting nudity, or that endangered minors, among other policy breaches. Business Insider also learned that TikTok conducted an internal investigation following the spread of a video showing a man's death by suicide. TikTok says it wants to work with other Big Tech firms on a 'hashbank' of ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Suicide, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, McNutt, Bertram, Christchurch New Zealand, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Bytedance, Douyin, Tiktok

Jake Gardner, Nebraska Bar Owner Facing 95 Years in Prison for Killing George Floyd Protester, Dies by Suicide

Jake Gardner—the “white supremacist” bar owner from Omaha, Nebraska who killed an unarmed black man during the nationwide protests that took place following the police killing of George Floyd—has died by suicide. “The family of Jake Gardner has asked Tom Monaghan and myself to share the news of his death today, at his own hand,” one of Gardner’s attorneys, Stu Dornan, said during a news conference Sunday (Sep. 20). The 38-year-old was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a medi...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Suicide, Oregon, Iraq, Marine, Portland, Jazz, Nebraska, Omaha, Portland Oregon, Trump, Omaha Nebraska, Gardner, Dornan

TikTok's struggles to delete a video of an apparent suicide show its powerful algorithm can spread pernicious content fast

BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock TikTok has struggled to delete footage of an apparent suicide that has been circulating since Sunday night. The footage was first livestreamed to Facebook, but spread to other platforms including TikTok. The features that make TikTok so compelling also help pernicious content spread fast, and this could prove to be the app's Christchurch moment. "It was only a matter of time before a video like that would surface mainstream on TikTok," said Eva Fog, an expert on...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Suicide, Trends, Reddit, Christchurch, McNutt, Facebook Microsoft, Christchurch New Zealand, Tech Insider, Moderation, Tiktok, GIFCT, Chris Stokel Walker, Andy Burrows, Ronnie McNutt

Graphic Video of Army Vet Ronnie McNutt Blowing His Face Off With Shotgun Goes Viral on TikTok

Disturbing video footage of a man who filmed his own suicide has gone viral on social media, especially TikTok. 33-year-old Ronald “Ronnie” McNutt, an Iraq war veteran, killed himself in his Mississippi home last Monday (Aug. 31) and he filmed the entire act on Facebook Live. The video was taken down after a few hours, but in the days since, McNutt’s death has become a viral event, as the horrific clip has been reposted on various social media platforms over the past week, including TikTok, the ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Mississippi, Suicide, Iraq, Social Media, Jazz, Toyota, Facebook Live, Ronnie, McNutt, Elaine, Christ Jesus, Steen, National Suicide Prevention Week, National Suicide Prevention Month

TikTok is working to stop the spread of a suicide video

TikTok is trying to prevent the spread of a graphic video that shows a man dying by suicide, but its efforts are being hampered by users re-uploading the clip.
Tags: News, Suicide, Trends, Social Media, Tiktok, Breaking Twitter