The Difference Between Physician Aid in Dying Vs. Suicide

We understand that Death with Dignity has some similarities, but also some major fundamental differences from suicide. In late October, the American Association for Suicidology (AAS) released an official statement about their stance which included several distinct differences between traditional “suicide” and “physician aid in dying.”

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Celebrity Suicide and the Media

The music world was reeling after the shocking death of Linkin Park front man, Chester Bennington in late July. Bennington was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home where the coroners later ruled his death a suicide. His passing occurred on the birthday of his late friend, Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Sound Garden, who also died by suicide this past May (3).

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Men’s Mental Health Month

As a society we tend to put an unfair expectation on men by always pressuring them to be tough, strong, and stoic. Even as young boys, they are treated differently when they are sick or injured. Boys grow up hearing walk it off and boys don’t cry. Society teaches men from the beginning that showing emotion is for women and asking for help is for the weak. It’s really no wonder that when men struggle with depression and/or suicidal thoughts, they are much less likely than women to reach out for help

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What You Need to Know before Watching 13 Reason’s Why

If you’re plugged into social media, watch the news, or have a teen at home, chances are you have heard or seen something about the wildly popular Netflix series, 13 Reason’s Why (13RW). In fact, according to Fizzology, a research firm that analyzes social media data, 13RW inspired more tweets during its premiere week than any other Netflix series in its history (3,585,100 tweets to be exact). There has been a lot of heated debate on whether this new series could be causing more harm than good when it comes to the issue of teen suicide.

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