suicide

 
Are universities pathologising student issues?
Are universities pathologising student issues?
Universities may overmedicalise the usual emotions of young adults without always understanding a social component, argues Steve West, chair of the...
How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens
How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens
A 16-year-old boy, a high school athlete with good grades, told his therapist that he was thinking about taking his own life. That therapist, Dennis...
Wits students jump on exam stress
Wits students jump on exam stress
Wits SRC president Sisanda Mbolekwa spent her New Year’s Eve on the phone. As the clock ticked into 2019 she was trying to talk a student out of...
Germany reopens painful debate on assisted suicide
Germany reopens painful debate on assisted suicide
Germany's highest court on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by terminally ill patients and doctors against a law banning professional assisted...
Men keep taking their lives
Men keep taking their lives
A while back, residents of the complex where I used to live were rattled when the body of a very successful dentist who had taken his own life was...
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...
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...

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