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2011-06-30 00:00:28

Las Vegas based organization expands it's reach to assist trauma survivors. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The Hands of Comfort Foundation, Inc. (HOCF), an organization committed to helping individuals emerge from crisis and trauma through a process of intervention, education and support is proud to announce the launch of its website at http://www.handsofcomfortfoundation.org. The website provides support information and calendar events for the Foundation's programs and services to...

2011-06-29 12:59:50

Alcohol and drugs are fuelling homicide and suicide rates in Northern Ireland, a new independent report by University of Manchester researchers has found, with alcohol appearing to be a key factor for the country's higher suicide rates, including among mental health patients, compared to England and Wales. The 'Suicide and Homicide in Northern Ireland' report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI), which is based in the University's...

2011-06-16 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1. It marks the first time the full body of bishops has issued a statement devoted to this issue. The full text of the statement will be available online at www.usccb.org/toliveeachday, along with...

2011-06-15 17:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Californians Against Assisted Suicide coalition member Marilyn Golden, policy analyst for the Disability Rights, Education and Defense Fund, found areas of agreement with the United States Council of Catholic Bishops' recent public policy statement on the dangers of assisted suicide legalization, including: The concerns of the disability community, The danger to people with depression, The significant and dangerous lack of scrutiny and...

2011-06-14 13:23:46

Study is the first to show that suicidal thoughts can be reduced by a therapeutic intervention that targets sleep problems Treating sleep problems with cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia can reduce suicidal ideation, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that about 21 percent of participants with insomnia (65 of 303)...

2011-06-06 19:51:13

New study argues that female suicide bombing is a political and military tactic, not a religious act Terrorist groups bend the rules of 'true' Islam to justify the use of female suicide bombers, according to Margaret Gonzalez-Perez from Southeastern Louisiana University in the US. Her paper traces the development of radical Islamic doctrine over time, highlights how it deviates from mainstream Islam, and identifies the building blocks that have culminated in Jihadi female suicide bombers....

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2011-06-03 13:43:55

Jack Kevorkian, who helped over 100 people commit suicide, died early on Friday at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend, said he died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems. The Detroit Free Press said Kevorkian died from a blood clot that was lodged in his heart. Kevorkian, a pathologist, was focused on death and dying before he ignited a polarizing national debate over...

2011-06-01 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on assisted suicide by the full body of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). "After years of relative inaction following legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon in 1994, the assisted suicide...

2011-05-26 18:35:00

SACRAMENTO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Californians Against Assisted Suicide. While the action by law enforcement to shut down a troubling helium-hood assisted suicide kit business operating in San Diego County is a positive development, there are still groups and organizations promoting the spread of assisted suicide as mainstream public policy. The practice of assisted suicide, legal only in Oregon and Washington, presents very real and dangerous...

2011-04-21 16:54:11

The happiest countries and happiest U.S. states tend to have the highest suicide rates, according to research from the UK's University of Warwick, Hamilton College in New York and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The new research paper titled Dark Contrasts: The Paradox of High Rates of Suicide in Happy Places has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. It uses U.S. and international data, which included first-time comparisons of a newly...