If passed, it means that Californians will not have to move to another state, as Brittany Maynard did, to seek a legal prescription to end suffering from a terminal illness.
Articles tagged “suicide”
Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a newly published survey.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) For some, the disadvantages of being a Jewish politician are tangible. And they’re amplified for Missouri candidates who must win over rural voters with little exposure to the faith.
(RNS) Right before his death, Tom Schweich called reporters saying he was going to go public with allegations that Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock had been telling people Schweich was Jewish.
(RNS) By dying at age 29, Maynard signaled that she saw no point in needless suffering. And if suffering is optional, then it might also be spiritually meaningless.
(RNS) A new study finds that more religious Jewish teens are less suicidal than secular Jewish teens, bolstering previous research that suggests faith offers a degree of protection.
(RNS) Among the reasons for the higher rates of suicide: Boomer men are more likely to be living alone than previous men their age. And they are less religious.
(RNS) As fans of Robin Williams reel from the news of his suicide, faith communities — including the nation’s black churches — have started to address mental illness as a crucial area of focus.
(RNS) Advocates for people with mental illness say they hope Robin Williams’ death will motivate more people to get help for depression and spur the nation to treat suicide as a public health crisis.