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These jobs have the highest risk for suicide

These jobs have the highest risk for suicide

Health
With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs and women who worked in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, the report found. Following construction and extraction jobs, the jobs with the highest risk of suicide for men were those in the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, as well as installation, maintenance and repair. For women, arts, design, entertainment, sports and media were followed by protective service and health care support. The study, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, looked at ...
Detectives suspect suicide in Saudi sisters' deaths

Detectives suspect suicide in Saudi sisters' deaths

World
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Investigators suspect suicide killed two Saudi sisters found dead 10 days ago along the rocky banks of the Hudson River in New York. The sisters, Rotana Farea, 23, and Tala Farea, 16, were Saudi citizens. The kingdom's royal consulate general appointed the lawyer for the investigation and contacted their family. They were dressed similarly in black leggings and fur-trimmed jackets, with their feet and ankles bound together by duct tape when they were found in the river on Oct. 24. Tala attended a public school in Fairfax County briefly and Rotana was an engineering student at George Mason University until last spring. "The news of her death is tragic," a spokesman for the university said. "University officials are cooperating with police and will assist in any way we can....
LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

Entertainment
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles coroner's office on Wednesday ruled the cause of death of actor Verne Troyer was suicide. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said the Austin Powers actor died from alcohol intoxication. Troyer died April 21 at the age of 49 three weeks after paramedics transported him from his home in North Hollywood, Calif., to a hospital in Van Nuys. A statement on his Instagram account announcing his death alluded to "battles" the Michigan native fought. "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help," the post read. The actor struggled with alcoholism for years. Troyer, who was born with the gen...
Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

Health
As a star student and a promising athlete at her Mississippi high school, with college ambitions, it seemed that the sky was the limit for then-17-year-old Katie Stubblefield, her father said. "She was driven for a purpose," her father, Robb Stubblefield, told "Nightline." "When she was a kid, she played soccer from the time she was, what, 4 years old? And she was not very nice at playing soccer ... they used to call her 'bulldozer.'" But amid the stress of looking at colleges and looking ahead to graduation, the teen's life took a detour. Now, four years later, she has a different story to tell -- one that describes the emotional struggles of adolescence, the permanence of split-second decisions and how two troubled souls came together to create a second chance. This story will b...
University student suicide rates revealed

University student suicide rates revealed

Health
The Office for National Statistics has published higher education suicide rates for the first time.The figures show 95 recorded university student suicides for the 12 months to July 2017 in England and Wales. This is lower than for the general population of similar ages, but does not include suicides among students at further education colleges.Since the 1950s there have been very few comprehensive pieces of research into student suicides. But a report published last autumn showed the numbers of students disclosing mental health problems had increased fivefold in a decade.Up until now detail on things like age clusters, people's undergraduate or postgraduate status, or comparison with similar-age people who did not enter higher education, has not been ava...