Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Mental disorders (including depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders), physical disorders (such as chronic fatigue syndrome) and substance abuse (including alcoholism and the use of and withdrawal from benzodiazepines) are risk factors. Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress (such as from financial or academic difficulties), relationship problems (such as breakups or deaths of close ones), or harassment/bullying. Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts. Effective suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to methods of suicide—such as …

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PRI “Right to Life” Comment on the United Nations International Covenant on …

PRI · 22 September 2021 English

PRI “Right to Life” Comment on the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) PRI “Right to Life” Comment on the United Nations International Covenant on Civil …

We remind the Committee that abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia are not mentioned in the ICCPR nor norms of international law. Abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia are grave violations of the right


Tehrik-E-Labbaik Pakistan: The New Face of Barelvi Activism

ORF · 15 September 2021 English

In recent years, Barelvi [a] clerics associated with the Islamist political party, Tehrik-E-Labbaik Pakistan, have been demonstrating their enormous street power and causing consternation within and outside the country. Yet …

and in 2006, it suffered a catastrophic blow: a suicide bomber blew himself up at a congregation to mark and Baba Farid in Pakpattan—became the target of suicide attacks.43 In March 2010, the Barelvi cleric Tahirul Qadri issued a 600-page fatwa against suicide bombers and terrorist attacks.44 Six months later clerics of SIC issued a similar fatwa declaring suicide bombers and their handlers to be “deserving of item V (July 10, 2005). 36 ’57 killed in Karachi suicide bombing,” Daily Times: POT Pakistan Series XXXIV


Lebanon Is in Free Fall. Opposition Groups Have Radically Different Ideas about …

TCF · 14 September 2021 English

In October 2019, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets to demand political change. Many Lebanese felt optimistic that their country might finally free itself from its dysfunctional …

implemented these reforms, it would be collective suicide.” 12 13 14 15 “YOU LITERALLY BLEW US UP. WE


Drawing light from the pandemic: a new strategy for health and sustainable …

WHO · 10 September 2021 English

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generous unemployment benefit programs reduce suicide rates? A state fixed-effect analysis covering


The Great Divide: Education, Despair and Death

NBER · 9 September 2021 English

degree—something not seen in other rich countries. We review the rising prevalence of pain, despair, and suicide among Americans without a BA. Pain and despair created a baseline demand for opioids, but the escalation

review the rising prevalence of pain, despair, and suicide among Americans without a BA. Pain and despair American death rates from drugs, alcohol and suicide continue to climb, concentrated among those without and 2019 for those aged 25-74 without a BA, the suicide rate climbed by 17 percent, and the drug-related more than doubled between 2013 and 2019; the suicide rate increased by a third for both groups, and unhealthy eating— and, in extreme cases, for suicide. The link between despair and death is contingent


Suicide Decriminalisation: Saving Lives, Reducing Stigma

United for Global Mental Health · 9 September 2021

This report is designed as a tool for campaigners and advocates seeking to decriminalise suicide. Today there is an historic opportunity to press for such reform in light of commitments by countries around Moreover, other countries have already decriminalised suicide so there are examples of how to do so successfully. This report surveys the countries where suicide is a criminal offence and explains what the repercussions repercussions are for someone who attempts suicide, and their friends and family. It looks at what the law says in each country and whether there are efforts to reform it. In recent years many countries


Where are the Carriers? U.S. National Strategy and the Choices Ahead

FPRI · 9 September 2021 English

Executive Summary A s the United States seeks to prepare for a potential conflict with a peer-level adversary, the debate around the utility of the aircraft carrier—and its role in …

unexpectedly attacked by a Japanese kamikaze suicide plane carrying a 550-pound bomb that penetrated


The Kabul Dossier

ORF · 2 September 2021 English

Attribution: Kabir Taneja, Sushant Sareen, Kriti M. Shah and Saaransh Mishra, “The Kabul Dossier,” O RF Special Report No. 158 , September 2021, Observer Research Foundation. Afghanistan Doha Talks Haqqani …

recruited his son, Abdur Rehman, to become a suicide bomber in 2017, and cemented his place as a committed chief Osama Bin laden, was known to have endorsed suicide bombings, and was featured on the United Nations


Don’t be Fooled: America’s “Longest War” Isn’t Over

Cato Institute · 1 September 2021 English

country, targeting militants from the Islamic State‐​Khorasan (ISK), the group responsible for the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on August 27. The bombing killed 13 US servicemembers and 169 Afghans Pentagon claimed that one of the drone strikes killed multiple members of ISK who were planning more suicide attacks in Kabul. The missile used, referred to as the “ninja bomb” by the Pentagon, uses a special

Khorasan (ISK), the group responsible for the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on August 27. The multiple members of ISK who were planning more suicide attacks in Kabul. The missile used, referred to


A World Still Disfigured by 9/11

TCF · 1 September 2021 English

Twenty years after September 11, 2001, we live in a world reshaped by America’s response to al-Qaeda’s attacks. The United States chased the impossible goal of absolute safety, overinvesting in …

into concessions with Palestinians—purveyors of suicide bombings against civilians—now? The leadership


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