As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.
"Death and suicide are still things surrounded in silence, or just a kind of fake seriousness. It's a profound social problem."
Ireland may have voted to legalize same-sex marriage earlier this year, but it still has plenty of ground to cover when it comes to its poorest ethnic minority population.
After months of politically-charged investigation, local police announced Wednesday that Charles Joseph "GI Joe" Gliniewicz's death was in fact a suicide.
A psychiatrist at London's Bethlem Royal Hospital tells us how exactly the UK's mental health services have been damaged by cuts.
Video games are not a substitute for seeking professional help, but ones like this can help with taking that first step.
There are no easy answers to this problem, and finding them is not helped by the fact that the subject is taboo both on campus and behind the closed doors of some counseling centers.
"Antihumanist" activist Chris Korda spent the 90s campaigning for the extinction of humanity. We asked her why she hates people so much.
Last week a rape victim was returned to the Nauru detention center without an abortion. This week a 30-year-old refugee has probably set himself on fire.
I was a virgin when it started and she made me promise that I loved her. The thing is, I really did.
Founder Alex Eaton says that simply having a place where men can go to talk about their feelings could prevent many suicides.
We spoke to five suicide attempt survivors about the awesome lives they went on to live.
Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
"I don't know how it rates in terms of laughs per minute."
Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?
Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.
That's the question at the heart of the trial of Michelle Carter in Massachusetts, who prosecutors say repeatedly told her boyfriend to kill himself via text message until he finally went through with it.
We head to Seoul to find out why so many Koreans are taking their own lives and why others are pretending to die in order to live better.
Terms like "aid in dying" paint a better picture of end-of-life decisions, and could give people with terminal illnesses a way to work around laws.
Stigmatized and under-prioritized by doctors, skin conditions can really fuck with your head as well as your body.
Climbing the ladder at a major firm can lead to substance abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts—or at least, that's where it led me.
Search engine algorithms and laws have made it harder for people to find suicide-related content online, but it's still pretty easy to find explicit instructions on committing suicide from a quick Google search.
We talked to the new wave of comedians and performance artists who are tackling issues like depression, anxiety, and the challenges that men face talking about those disorders in the public arena.
I've listened to people who were oblivious that they were pedophiles and women too terrified to leave their husbands.