FA Cup: Nathan Cartman contemplating taking his own life after saving others

*The following story may be triggering for some readers.* “I spent five minutes begging him not to do it,” he recalls of the second incident. “I was panicking inside in case he took his own life. Thankfully the police arrived and took him away for the help and support he needed.” After spending most ofContinue reading “FA Cup: Nathan Cartman contemplating taking his own life after saving others”

Chicago to start answering some 911 calls with team of mental health professionals

Similar programmes have been attempted across the US, with mixed results Mental health professionals coupled with paramedics will start answering some 911 calls instead of police for the first time in Chicago, as the city tries to shift its emphasis to a “public health approach”. One such pilot project that will launch this autumn willContinue reading “Chicago to start answering some 911 calls with team of mental health professionals”

Alliances Are Needed Between Straight and Gay Men to Address HIV/AIDs

Forty years ago, an unnamed illness began to disproportionately impact members of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically gay and bisexual men. The disease, which later became known as AIDS, caused by a virus dubbed HIV, devastated our community, becoming the leading cause of death for men between 25 and 44 in 1992. During the 1980s andContinue reading “Alliances Are Needed Between Straight and Gay Men to Address HIV/AIDs”

Shame and Suicide

Today Dr. Poulter discusses his findings on suicide, suicide attempts, ruminating thoughts and shameful emotions. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255 if you need someone to talk to. Risk factors areContinue reading “Shame and Suicide”