Suicide

Thumbnail petstrong A helping paw: Companion animals care for veterans with PTSD

Nov. 5, a brisk early Saturday morning near the merry-go-round in Griffith Park. Diego Ortiz of PAWS/LA was standing in front of a white tarp...

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Thumbnail substance abuse credit syda productions shutterstock cna Can the Catholic Church help an addicted generation?

Greenwich, Connecticut, Dec 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War. But they are...

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Thumbnail 13 reasons why official poster credit  2017 netflix cna Catholic leaders urge extreme caution for new Netflix series

Denver, Colo., Apr 21, 2017 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- It’s only been out for a few weeks, but that’s enough time for “13 Reasons Why” to have become the...

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Thumbnail pills credit david k via flickr cc by sa 20 cna 10 30 14 3 Here's what could delay Canada's controversial assisted suicide bill

Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections...

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Thumbnail by srisakorn wonglakorn via shutterstock How one cardinal believes euthanasia can be shown as 'toxic'

Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument...

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Thumbnail brandi How to foster a culture of life: A suicide survivor’s miraculous witness

Six years ago, 17-year-old Brandi Moore lay in a hospital bed after a 30-foot fall over a highway overpass onto concrete — an unsuccessful attempt...

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Thumbnail pill bottle credit bruce macqueen via wwwshutterstockcom cna Insurance denied her chemo treatment. But it covered drugs for suicide.

Orange, Calif., Oct 19, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 409500925 Intellectually disabled patients eligible for assisted suicide

The End of Life Option Act may soon include regulations to allow patients “with significant intellectual disabilities” to kill themselves even...

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Thumbnail ca assisted suicde ‘No one needs to die alone’: California Catholics pray, fast for better end-of-life care as state’s assisted suicide law goes into effect

Catholics throughout California were invoking St. Pope John Paul II during a novena, which ended June 9 — the day that the state’s assisted suicide...

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Thumbnail 13 reasons 01 Not your fault: ‘13 Reasons Why’ is not the awareness we need

On March 31, Netflix released a new streaming show that has gained increasing attention among young people. “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of...

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Thumbnail gl3a7886 Physician-assisted suicide opposes faith, says leading bioethics expert

During World War II, the eugenics movement hit a wall, says O. Carter Snead. Due to the horrors of Hitler’s ethnic cleansing and genocide, the...

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Thumbnail priests in green vestments celebrate a mass of thanksgiving for two new canadian saints in st peters basilic a on oct 12 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 10 13 14 Rise in priest suicides prompts call for helpline in Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 3, 2017 / 04:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Besides a shortage of vocations, Irish priests are facing an even more harrowing kind of...

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Thumbnail robin williams credit public domain on spirituality pathways site cna cna Robin Williams' death renews call for mental health attention

The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling...

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Thumbnail lonely woman credit ekkasit rakrotchit shutterstock cna She wanted to be euthanized – but changed her mind after meeting Pope Francis

Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the serious illnesses caused by an acid...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 406691518 Suicide and mental health

As young boy, I longed to be a professional athlete but I had to soon accept the unwelcome fact that I simply wasn’t gifted with an athlete’s body....

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Thumbnail boy sitting credit unsplash cna Suicide of bullied student raises questions for Catholic school

New York City, N.Y., Aug 19, 2016 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The suicide of a seventh grade Catholic school student prompted outpourings of grief...

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Thumbnail texting credit unsplash cna 1 'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

Boston, Mass., Jun 27, 2017 / 03:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit...

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Thumbnail doctor and patient 1 credit alex proimos via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 5 29 15 1 US bishops urge anti-suicide provisions in proposal for end-of-life counseling

A federal proposal focusing on health care counseling for end-of-life decision making needs further additions, including strong exclusions of...

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