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Army’s rising suicide rate?

The number of suicides in the Army jumped by as much as 20% in 2007 ... treatment a year after returning home. Another tragic side effect of this war. Here’s my question to you: What should the Army d... read more

'You can get through the worst': School lets teens lead approach to suicide, sex assault

Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter. TAOS, N.M. — Standing in front of 240 freshmen and 80 fellow seniors in her school's gymnasium, a slight 17-year-old with her hair ... s fault and that thinking a... read more

Faking waves: How the NRA and pro-gun Americans abuse Australian crime stats

Firearm deaths in Australia have declined over the past two decades, but from year-to-year one can see variations up and down. Bigger fractional ... So what is the reality? Homicide and suicide rates ... read more

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On the Road to a Jobless Recovery

Yet ... States lags behind most of the 28 other rich countries in the group, replacing on average 28 percent of lost income (temporarily up to 99 weeks for some workers), compared to the leader Norway ... read more


Our scattergun suicide prevention isn't enough

We discuss suicide with our friends. Crisis and information services record peak rates of people seeking help. And then the media stories dry up and we go back to the status quo. A situation where mor... read more

The Heartland Institute sinks to a new low

But it’s real. Heartland actually put these up, and according to their press release, they’re proud of it. And other people Heartland has on the billboards? Charles Manson, Fidel Castro, and they’re c... read more

What became of Pakistan’s space programme?

Nearly 20 years ago, I remember walking through the packed halls of the then Taj Mahal hotel in Karachi where the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Commission (Suparco) had set up a magnificent ... ... read more

Mental health screenings for gun purchases could be a slippery slope

More than half of these (51 to 55 percent) consist of suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Crime and accidents account for the other half (45 to 49 percent) Though statistically on the decline in ... read more

Ten-year-old suicide bombers arrested

The two kids, both ten years old, were arrested along with three ... Last summer, Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardoned a group of would-be child suicide attackers ranging in age from 8 to 17. Some o... read more

Four More Years for the Unwitting Authoritarian

As well, everyone's taxes will go up on New Year's Day ... rather than whether the Constitution permits them to do so, and though I have argued that we have really one political party whose two branch... read more

States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

Graduation rates are defined as the percent of public high school students who graduated on time with a standard diploma for the 2014-2015 school year. All other ... have more than made up the lost gr... read more

General's remarks about suicide "upsetting"

On this Memorial Day when military leaders around the world honor fallen troops, one Army general has retracted a blog post stating he is "fed up ... left behind," Pittard wrote at the time. He contin... read more



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