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Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Prevention Net Now Complete

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Prevention Net Now Complete

A new suicide prevention net at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has now been completed, with crews working to finish installing the stainless steel barriers on both sides before the promised deadline of 2024. According to the Guardian, the project was first...
Meta To Hide Suicide Posts From Teen Facebook Feeds

Meta To Hide Suicide Posts From Teen Facebook Feeds

Multinational technology conglomerate Meta announced this week (January 9th) that it will be hiding inappropriate content such as posts about suicide, self-harm and eating disorders from teenagers’ accounts on both Facebook and Instagram. According to the Independent,...
New Suicide Surveillance System Launched In England

New Suicide Surveillance System Launched In England

A key commitment in the government’s national suicide prevention strategy has now been delivered upon through the launch of a new suicide surveillance system that aims to tackle emerging methods of suicide and crack down on those looking to sell dangerous products to...
Suicide Prevention Progamme Sees Significant Reduction In Death

Suicide Prevention Progamme Sees Significant Reduction In Death

A new integrated suicide prevention programme has been developed by a team of researchers from the University of York and Tilburg University in the Netherlands, which has successfully seen deaths reduced by over a fifth. The five-year Suicide Prevention by Monitoring...
September: World Suicide Prevention Month

September: World Suicide Prevention Month

One of the biggest global health problems is suicide, with more than 700,000 suicides annually around the world, according to the World Health Organisation, something that has extensive socio-economic and emotional consequences for many. Every year, the month of...
Diabetes Drugs Linked To Suicidal Thoughts

Diabetes Drugs Linked To Suicidal Thoughts

A class of drugs sold by Novo Nordisk, primarily used as diabetes medication but which can also be taken as a weight loss treatment, is now under review in the UK after being linked to suicidal thoughts. An exclusive Reuters report revealed that the Medicines and...
US Defense Promotes Healthy Sleep To Prevent Suicide Ideation

US Defense Promotes Healthy Sleep To Prevent Suicide Ideation

The Secretary of Defense over in the US has just issued an immediate action directive to drive mission readiness by promoting good-quality sleep, in response to research showing that service members experiencing sleep issues are almost three times more likely to...
Extreme Heat Linked To Suicide Among Incarcerated Men

Extreme Heat Linked To Suicide Among Incarcerated Men

A new study carried out by a team of scientists at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in the US has suggested that there is a link between extreme heat and suicide rates among incarcerated men. The researchers pulled together data on heat index...
Call Issued For All Work-Related Suicides To Be Investigated

Call Issued For All Work-Related Suicides To Be Investigated

Leading experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of Leeds have issued a call for all work-related suicides to be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive following the death of a headteacher from Berkshire. Writing in...