suicide | Longevity LIVE

Suicide rates in the United States continue to substantially rise, with the CDC citing suicide as the second-leading cause of death amongst 10 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 24-year-olds (1). Sydney Aiello was a 19-year-old student who had survived a mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.

depression | Longevity LIVE

This past week, three-time cycling world champion and 2016 Olympic Silver winner Kelly Catlin passed away at the age of 23. According to a statement from her father, the young cyclist had taken her own life. As a result, there have been emerging theories that believe she had been battling

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With every passing year, it seems that the pressure of youth has led to an increase in teen suicide. Having received their final exam results, it is natural for youngsters  be experiencing stress and anxiety. In fact, exam time and receiving results are amongst the most significant stressors of growing

failure | Longevity LIVE

Failure is inevitable in life. By learning to focus on valuing who you are, not what you do, you can let go of negativity and approach yourself in a more positive way. Failure is a common experience that affects all age groups, from childhood though to old age. The rise

mental health and suicides | Longevity Live

One of the newest and most promising areas of medical research is technology designed to measure your mental health and predict what you are going to do next. Researchers are investigating whether an app and a blood test can predict a suicide risk. A Study on Suicide Predictors: In a

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Mental illness still carries huge stigma in most societies. It is for this reason that most people do not discuss the issues relating to mental illness, one of which is suicide. It is daunting enough having to find yourself in a situation where you find a loved one threatening to

Robin Williams

The wife of late actor Robin Williams, Susan Williams, recently revealed that she believes her husband’s suicide was as a result of  Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and that his “depression was one of let’s call it fifty symptoms, and it was a small one”. The coroner in San Rafael, California,

Mental illness is rife in South Africa, with an estimated 20% of South Africans suffering from some form of mental illness. While the mental state of South Africans is dire, it is still an issue that carries a huge amount of stigma , and this may cause people to keep

“You’re only given one little sparkle of madness. You mustn’t lose it” – Robin Williams     We have lost one of the greatest actors of all time, considered  the epitome of happiness and humour. And yet the life he lived in many of his award-winning films was the complete opposite