suicide

 
Bibo: I thought of killing myself; I’d lost everything
Bibo: I thought of killing myself; I’d lost everything
The former Orlando Pirates midfielder typed “painless suicide” into the search box. In the short few months after his ban for drug use, nearly...
Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?
Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?
A circle of bright red and green plastic chairs and a pull-up banner are the only signs that a meeting is planned in the schoolhouse in Ikeja, the...
Rhodes rages after suicide
Rhodes rages after suicide
It rained in Makhanda on Tuesday morning but still hundreds of students, staff and lecturers made the solemn march to the Settlers’ Monument,...
Rhodes SRC calls for academic shutdown in honour of student’s death
Rhodes SRC calls for academic shutdown in honour of student’s death
The student representative council (SRC) at Rhodes University has announced it will protest for an academic shutdown on Monday morning in honour of...
The art of darkness
The art of darkness
‘I don’t know, it’s probably just the human condition. Maybe we’re all just fucking depressed,” says Charl Blignaut. He throws up his...
We cannot continue to suffer in silence
We cannot continue to suffer in silence
Sometimes I wonder whether other people ever feel so heavy that it seems almost impossible to wake up and face the day.
By the grace of you
By the grace of you
Since meeting in high school 12 years ago, Puleng and I have seen each other through heartbreaks, loss, brokeness and pretty much every horrid and...
Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters
Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters
There’s this wonderful thing about music; it provides a sense of community. You listen to it and you feel like someone, somewhere gets...
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
I was drinking one night at my regular spot in Melville, but I was getting so bored, I decided to go to another spot across the street. When I got...
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
At the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance meeting to be held in Cape Town from September 6 to 7, the message will be clear:...
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
Facebook plans to address high suicide rates by adding a feature that will allow people to help friends they think may be suicidal. More than 40% of the posts on the site include some form of negative feelings....
Aboriginal girl’s suicide - how can we look away?
Aboriginal girl’s suicide - how can we look away?
When is enough enough? What does it take to snap us out of our complacency? How many needless deaths does it take to tell us that indigenous...

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