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Inequality driving 'deaths of despair' - BBC News
there is income inequality
there is health inequality (air)
there is political inequality, your voice only heard when you have money to donate and can pay lobbyists.
>> electoral reform (1), limit lobby influence and party donations (2), citizens assembly, devolution might have failed.

Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. [...] The think tank warns of runaway incomes for high earners but rises in "deaths of despair", such as from addiction and suicide, among the poorest.

It warns of risks to "centre-ground" politics from stagnating pay and divides in health and education.

The report says such widening gaps are "making a mockery of democracy".

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), one of the country's leading research institutes, is launching what it says is the UK's biggest analysis of inequality.

That will be chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof Sir Angus Deaton.

[see second graph, poorest got poorer ]

Angus Deaton - inequality of political voice

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may 2019 by asterisk2a
Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61 - BBC News
US government health officials on Thursday said the nation's suicides had risen by 30% since 1999, and that the crisis was a growing problem. Nearly 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016. // CNN cites suicide - // days after Kate Spade suicide
suicide  public  health  mental 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Suizid als politischer Akt - "Ich gehöre mir und nicht dem Staat"
In der Philosophie habe beispielsweise Michel Foucault den Freitod als aktive Technik der Selbstgestaltung mit machtkritischem Impetus verstanden. Inspirieren lassen habe er sich dabei von der Antike. Schon damals habe etwa Seneca den Suizid als Akt der Selbstaneignung aufgefasst. Der zugrundeliegende Gedanke sei gewesen: "Ich gehöre mir und nicht dem Staat, nicht dem Kaiser, nicht den Verwandten und Ahnen und dass ich mir gehöre, heißt auch, dass ich mich dafür entscheiden kann, aus dem Leben zu scheiden", so Macho.

Suizid als Widerstandsform
Political  activism  Aktivismus  suicide  Suizid  mental  health  minority  discrimination  hunger  strike  Philosophy  Social  Media  Soziologie  Sociology  Gesellschaft  Society 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder: Study | TIME
transgender individuals might be better cared for if doctors use a more “gender-affirmative” approach. // via &! - A transgender identity should no longer be diagnosed as a mental disorder, according to the first field study to evaluate a proposed change in the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD). [...] Mental distress experienced by many transgender people is primarily result of social rejection and violence, study finds
Transgender  NHS  Grampian  NHS  Scotland  NHS  England  discrimination  health  inequality  mental  health  Suicide  Depression  depressive 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Taliban on the rise again in Afghanistan
the endless war in Afghanistan. eu wants to repatriate 80k refugees in 2016.
civilian casualties //&! "We are at war." - - The President of Afghanistan, Ahshraf Ghani talks to the BBC about the migrant crisis and why there has been an exodus of people from his country. //&! Erste Asylzahlen 2016: Thomas de Maizière & Frank-Jürgen Weise - Komplette BPK vom 8. April 2016 - //&! &!
Afghanistan  Iraq  War  on  Terror  Taliban  ISIS  al-Qaeda  al-Qaida  islamic  extremism  islamic  radicalism  Fundamentalism  Fundamentalist  refugee  crisis  humanitarian  crisis  humanitarian  tragedy  refugee  Greece  Turkey  European  Union  Middle  East  USA  presidency  barackobama  suicide  bomb  Kabul  collateral  damage  civilian  casualties  Syria  Syrien  UN  United  Nations 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
24 & ready to die - YouTube
Allow Me To Die: Euthanasia in Belgium - //&! End Credits — Full documentary on euthanasia in Belgium (2013) - //&! - PBS on Final Exit Network //&! 16x9 - Taking Mercy: Euthanasia debate - //&! 16x9 - The Suicide Tourist: Assisted suicide documentary - //&! Assisted Suicide | Sandy's Trunzer's Story | Last Right Series - //&! BBC Panorama - I Helped My Daughter Die - //&! The right to die in Belgium: An inside look at the world’s most liberal euthanasia law - //&!
assisted  suicide  assisted  dying  mental  health  mental  illness  euthanasia 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Ruby Wax: Mental health problems don't get sympathy cards - BBC News
Mental health care is so poor and underfunded that "lives are being ruined", a review in England has concluded. //&! 'Getting help earlier could have stopped suicide attempts' -
mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  public  sentiment  Suicide  NHS  England  NHS  NHS  Scotland  Simon  Stevens  austerity  NHS  Grampian 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44 - BBC News
[ suicide - entrapment, men in their 40's one of the big killers ] Swiss police said Mr Violier, who was born in France, appeared to have shot himself.
work  life  balance  burnout  Food  Politics  creative  destruction  creativity  work  environment  happiness  well  being  mental  health  Depression  Suicide 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Michael Mansfield calls for more support over suicides after daughter's death | Law | The Guardian
Human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC is calling for major changes to the way suicidal people and their loved ones are supported, on the eve of an inquest into his daughter’s death. Anna Mansfield, 44, killed herself in May after being diagnosed with depression. She visited her GP the day before she died and explained that she was feeling depressed but Mansfield said she was not asked about whether she felt suicidal.
mental  health  Suicide  mental  illness  NHS  GP  health  inequality 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Mental health early deaths 'worrying in one in four areas' - BBC News
Overall, the premature death rate among those with mental health problems was 2.4 times higher than that of the general population. [...] The review - by the Open Public Services Network, part of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce - said the physical health needs of people with mental health problems were not being addressed. The findings mirror a recent report by the Nuffield Trust think tank and come as NHS England is preparing to unveil its new strategy for mental health services. [...] [...??? >> ] "It is about making sure they get basic checks for things such as diabetes and high cholesterol." [...] poor physical health was likely to be responsible for about two-thirds of it. //&! &! &! - Researchers said NHS bosses had starting 2 rely on unproven, cheaper services in a bid 2 balance the books. &!
mental  health  NHS  mental  illness  prevention  intervention  sick  population  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  self  care  substance  abuse  Suicide  alcohol  abuse  addiction  fast  food  junk  food  food  poverty  processed  food  food  abuse  tobacco  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  spending  health  care  health  care  budget  health  crisis  UK  health  inequality  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  welfare  state  social  safety  net  Perspective  well  being  austerity 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Popular Food Blogger Commits Suicide - YouTube
Comparison is the thief of life. especially to something edited like Facebook and Social Media in general. And photoshop and good flattering angles. // dwelling on negatives you can't change, bad. think about the things you can control. // liking yourself. // everyone is in your show as well, you are not the only freak you think you are. // self-esteem through being a force for good. purpose. autonomy. mastery. SELF-WORTH. You deserve to be happy. // living through the screen only. in safety. //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental health patient suicides reach 10-year high - BBC News
The number of suicides by UK mental health patients has reached a 10-year high, new research suggests. // entrapment
mental  health  mental  illness  suicide  UK  NHS 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The right to die | The Economist
The economist explains the moral and legal arguments about the euthanasia debate. The Economist supports the right to die and gives really good reasons as to why. // &!
right  to  die  Suicide  euthanasia  assisted 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
LGBT Mental Health: Are We Doing Enough? | VICE | United Kingdom
[ OCD ] The gay male scene, as I have experienced myself, is filled with visions of largely unrealistic male bodily perfection. "It's control," says Damien Killeen, a 25-year-old actor and Soho bartender. "You have control of your body, even though you don't have control over anything else. So if people are going to look at you and think you're disgusting for what you do sexually, at least they can be slightly jealous of the fact you look fucking great. It's hard to see how we're going to break out of it as a society and as a community – we're so obsessed with it."
LGBTQIASP  education  policy  mental  health  mental  illness  depression  Suicide  Transgender  discrimination  social  discrimination  hate  speech  hate  crime  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  Media  prejudice  stigma  public  opinion  public  image  public  discourse  public  awareness  public  perception  NHS  Western  World  Religion  society  culture 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't Be Awful: Rob McFeeley, Rick Bidgood and Paul Carr - YouTube
Startup mental health: “The stress which can be a positive force is also something which damages people.” ( ) " “You have people who are being hurt and people who are suffering. It doesn’t have to be like that. The stress which is part of doing the work, and can be a positive force is also something which damages people.” [...] Bidgood and his co-founder Rob McFeeley joined us at hour five of Don’t Be Awful to explain why tech companies need to change their thinking on mental health. They also talked about BluePeriod, the organization they created to “design solutions for mental and emotional health in the startup and technology communities.” &! &! // &! &! tanglen meditation
Silicon  Valley  mental  health  mental  illness  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  burnout  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  suicide  Aaron  Swartz  public  awareness  public  image  prejudice  misperception  public  perception  public  health  public  health  policy  public  discourse  chronic  stress  Oxidative  stress  stress  meditation 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - End scandal of mentally ill being held in police cells, MPs say
A Home Affairs Committee report called for a change in the law so that police cells were no longer deemed a "place of safety" under the Mental Health Act. About 6,000 adults and 200 children with mental health issues were detained in police cells last year because of a shortage of space in NHS hospitals. Home Secretary Theresa May said the government was reducing the numbers. 'Clear failure' Currently, people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 can be held in a hospital or police station for up to 72 hours. Police have been forced to "fill the gap" because of a lack of NHS facilities, [...] Last year 236 children were detained in a police cell under the law. "These people are not criminals, they are ill and often are experiencing a great deal of trauma," he said. [...] [...] suicides within two days of release have increased. &! - Subject Mental Health - 31149226
NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  Public  Services  awareness  discourse  image  interest  health  policy  health  suicide 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Newsnight - 16/01/2015
last segment. use of gay as slur and other words that are associated with LGBTQIASP. and as well used in conjunction with physical violence, mobbing, bullying as well as cyber mobbing/bullying. LGBTQ+ kids do have a right to go to school and not be afraid what gonna happen today to them. &! // via &! - NEWSNIGHT:Will Young on children using the word 'gay' &! &! &! &! +1 Week later >> Opportunistic >> The Labour party has promised "zero tolerance" of homophobic language and bullying in England's schools if it wins the general election. -
sex  ed  sex  education  Social  Services  education  policy  LGBTQIASP  cyber  bullying  cyber  mobbing  Europe  victim  harassment  public  perception  public  discourse  child  protection  suicide  physical  abuse  abuse  minority  Germany  gay  rights  homophobic  Transphobic  transphobia  Homophobia  Homo-Ehe  homosexuality  erzkonservativ  Angela  Merkel  compromise 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Sterbehilfe: Ethiker fordern Recht auf Beihilfe zum Suizid durch Ärzte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Palliativmediziner, Juristen und Ethiker: Ärzte müssen sterbenskranke Patienten in den Tod begleiten dürfen.
ethics  ethical  machine  ethical  assisted  suicide  Beihilfe  zum  Suizid 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Mental health charities warn cuts 'put lives at risk'
Six mental health organisations in England are warning that NHS cuts are putting lives at risk. It comes as figures reveal that early intervention schemes to help young mental health patients have been reduced over the past 12 months. Mental health trusts are being asked to save almost 20% more from next year's budgets than hospitals. NHS England says it has put procedures in place to ensure mental and physical health are treated equally in future.
mental  health  NHS  austerity  UK  mental  illness  depression  suicide  burnout  personality  disorder  eating  disorder  bulimia 
march 2014 by asterisk2a

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