Suicide prevention in the Americas

The Americas encompass the entirety of the continents of North America and South America, representing 49 countries. Together, they make up most of Earth’s western hemisphere. The population is over 1 billion (2006 figure), with over 65 % living in one of the three most populated countries (the United States, Brazil, and Mexico). The Americas […]

Suicide, Slavery, and Memory in North America

This article widens the traditional scope of evidence to consider slave self-destruction from multiple perspectives & chronological moments & more effectively places suicide within the long history of North American slavery. The author focuses on what she terms slave suicide ecology: the emotional, psychological, & material conditions that fostered it. (46 notes) JA

The Art of Suicide


Gambling and Related Mental Disorders: a Public Health Analysis


IASP Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The first meeting of the IASP Task Force on Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide took place in June 1995. This article summarizes presentations that were given on current legislation & pressures for change in: Canada & the USA, Australia, Britain & Ireland, the Nordic states, with an emphasis on the situation in Sweden, Germany, Austria, & […]

Mortality From Accidents and Violence in the Americas

The analysis in this article is based on mortality data from all countries in North America, Latin America, & the Carribean for various time periods since the early 1960s. Tables portray trends in the percentage of registered deaths due to external causes, trends in age-adjusted death rates from externa; mortality causes by sex; & percentage […]