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Constant sunlight linked to summer suicide spike

sunlightSuicide rates in Greenland increase during the summer, peaking in June. The researchers found that most suicides occurred in young men and that violent methods, such as shooting, hanging and jumping, accounted for 95% of all suicides. The authors speculate that light-generated imbalances in turnover of the neurotransmitter serotonin may lead to increased impulsiveness that, in combination with lack of sleep, may explain the increased suicide rates in the summer. Full Story : Physorg.com…..

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Police Found Freddie Mac CFO Dead by Hanging

freedie-macLaw enforcement sources said they found David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of mortgage company Freddie Mac, hanging in the basement of his Reston, Va., home, dead from an apparent suicide early this morning. Kellermann was named acting chief financial officer in September 2008, after the resignation of Anthony “Buddy” Piszel, who stepped down after the government takeover. Full Story : Abcnews.com…..

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Identity Crisis Faced By The Facebook Generation

FacebookAccording to a warning given to the Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, this generation who use internet for everything and who have never known a world unless they  surf on-line  are  growing up with a dangerous view of the world and their own identity. They are going through major identity crisis. People who born after 1990 have grown up in a world dominated by online social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. Many of these youngsters use Internet as the main medium to communicate. Their relationships are quickly disposed at the click of a mouse.  Because of the online social networking, people find the real world boring and unstimulating. Because of this online mess, youngsters are going through the stages of vulnerable to impulsive to suicide.

Chat room communication reduced sensory experience; person’s expression/body language/ voice/tone aren’t there; and this can shape one’s perceptions of the interaction differently. Online session¬† changes the perception to a dream-like state, and this unnatural blending of mind with the other person leads to entirely different meaning to friendships and relationships.
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Poor Sleep Leading To Suicidal Behavior

depression According the study done by a researcher from Sao Paulo University in Brazil, poor sleep cycle was more associated with with pediatric bipolar disorder and pediatric unipolar disorder. There is a significant relation between suicidal behavior and the presence of sleep complaints. Moreover, the suicidal behavior in adults can start in childhood. Therefore, parents please pay close attention to your child’s sleeping cycle.

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