78% of Israel's trans community have considered suicide in past year
A national study published on Thursday reveals a dire situation for the trans community in Israel, 78% of which testified that they had thought about the possibility of suicide at least once in their lives within the past year, according to N12.This is the largest study ever conducted in the country on the subject, with over 350 participants from all over the country. It was conducted by the Israeli National LGBT Association Aguda, the Ma'avirim ("Passageways") Organization, and Project Gila Trans.The study shows that one of the main crises faced by community members is the need for employment...
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Internal inquiry to look at ‘2nd suicide’
The army chief has ordered an internal investigation into the death of a soldier who was found hanged in a shed at a military base in Khon Kaen.Private Rachata Senasanit, 21, was found dead on Nov 1. His father, Surachai Senasanit, 43, has filed a petition seeking a police investigation into the case.Mr Surachai told the media in Khon Kaen that he learned from a hospital’s forensic science department that his son’s arm seemed to have been pierced by sharp objects, leading him to believe that his son may not have committed suicide as initially thought.An autopsy was carried out at the Srinagari...
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Autopsy on soldier points to suicide
The result of an autopsy on the 22-year-old private found hanged at a military camp in Roi Et on Friday has showed no signs he suffered a beating, while results of other tests will be known in six to eight weeks, according to the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS).Songsak: No sign of beatingThe body of Pitchawat Wiangnont was sent to the Justice Ministry’s CIFS for an autopsy on Nov 8, because the family was not convinced that he committed suicide. He died just one day after he returned to camp after spending a week at home on leave.Pol Col Songsak Raksaksakul, director of the CIFS, ...
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Syria: Suicide rate rises in 2020
The number of Syrians committing suicide significantly increased in 2020; both in areas controlled by the regime and the opposition, Arabic Post news site reported.The site quoted reports from human rights organisations, relief groups and government bodies which all attribute the increase in suicides to the difficult living conditions, increasing mental illnesses as well as social problems.A human rights activist in the opposition-held northwestern province of Idlib, Muayyad Al-Hussein, said as many as 18 suicides and 18 attempted suicides were recorded in Idlib and border camps since the begi...
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White Helmets’ co-founder committed suicide due to ‘anti-imperialist’ disinformation campaigns, widow reveals
The widow of the deceased co-founder of the White Helmets has revealed that he committed suicide due to stress caused by online disinformation campaigns and false allegations of corruption, in a detailed report which sheds light on his death last year.In an article published by the British newspaper the Guardian, James Le Mesurier’s widow Emma Winberg spoke out for the first time about her husband’s death, saying that he had been under pressure from numerous disinformation campaigns by “anti-imperialist” pundits online during the last few months before he jumped to his death from his Istanbul ...
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Tamar Braxton: 'I've been contemplating suicide for years'
Tamar was found unresponsive by her then-boyfriend in a Los Angeles hotel room and he raced her to the hospital, where she was revived, but now Toni Braxton's sister has revealed she has considered ending it all before."There’s been a time when I wanted to (commit suicide)," the 43 year old tells talk show host Tamron Hall, "but this is the first time I (went through with it)... But what I will say is that was my lowest point of life,” she shares."It’s been a lot of dark, hard times. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety due to a circumstance."The former reality star also reveals she's n...
TRINIDAD-CRIME-Father charged with sexual abuse of daughter, attempts suicide
A 49-year-old father, who attempted to kill himself after his daughter told police that he had been sexually abusing her since she was the age of 11, is due to appear virtually before a magistrate on Tuesday on five charges of sexual penetration of a minor.A police statement said that the man, was arrested over the last weekend, after he was released from Point Fortin Area Hospital, south west of here, where he had been treated for ingesting combination of Malathion, power steering and brake fluids.The police said that the 16-year-old child had reported that she allegedly subjected to years of...
Egyptian woman commits suicide after family blame her for leaked intimate video
A 23-year-old Egyptian woman in Giza has taken her life after her family blamed her for a private video that was leaked on social media without her consent, according to local reports on Wednesday.The unidentified woman from the city of Al-Ayyat reportedly set herself on fire on Tuesday, later succumbing to her injuries at the city's central hospital.The Al-Ayyat public prosecution office authorised the burial of the body after an autopsy to confirm the cause of death and summoned the family for interrogation.Her lover, a 25-year-old factory worker, was also summoned and allegedly confessed to...
Friend’s suicide after failing Grade 8 spurs dyslexic pupil to support those with same condition
When Liam Jooste was in primary school, he struggled with his reading and writing but didn’t know what the problem was.It was only when he was in Grade 5 and had to change schools that he got a professional assessment that diagnosed him with dyslexia.“I struggled a lot until I moved schools in Grade 5 and had to do a screening to see where I was between grades – whether I was on par or not. My maths was above average but my English and comprehension skills were below. And they referred me to get checked for dyslexia and that’s how I found out.“It gave me an answer to why I was struggling and i...
DepEd: Stop connecting distance learning with suicide
DepEd: Stop connecting distance learning with suicideJanvic Mateo(The Philippine Star) – October 21, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has warned the public against speculating about incidents involving the suicide of teachers and students.“Suicide is a sensitive and complex issue. We would like to appeal to everyone to stop directly connecting such to modules or distance learning,” the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.“We have received police blotters, incident reports, statements of families and initial investigation of the cases, and none of them r...