Toronto van attack: the cop who didn’t shoot
Is Canada’s calm cop a hero? After a van drove through pedestrians, killing 10, the public has praised the policeman who arrested the suspected driver. He says he was just doing his job.
Fry suicide attempt spotlights mental illness
Campaigners have welcomed comedian and writer Stephen Fry’s revelation that he tried to kill himself last year. Can a new spirit of openness make mental illness less frightening?
Society under attack for ‘crisis of masculinity’
A British politician is claiming that modern men are in crisis, ‘isolated and misdirected’ by social change. She says it is time for a basic rethink about what it means to be a man.
Outrage at suicide remarks from controversial star
Only days after getting in trouble for an ill-judged joke, Jeremy Clarkson is back in the news: this time for making ‘tasteless’ remarks about suicide. Are angry commentators overreacting?
Gary Speed suicide provokes tough questions
As the much-loved Wales manager is found dead, many are shocked that an apparently happy man could take his own life. A dark side to the privileged world of football is emerging.
Mental health gets a global campaign boost
Millions worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, but only a minority will receive treatment, especially in poorer countries. World Mental Health Day is pushing for more investment.
BBC film shows man being helped to die
In the programme 'Choosing to die', novelist Sir Terry Pratchett witnessed a man being helped to commit suicide. Do we have the right to choose when we die?
The fall, rise and fall of Ernest Hemingway
He was America's most celebrated writer. Anxious and depressed, he killed himself with a shotgun. It was an explosive end to a dangerous life.