Wednesday, March 2, 2011

About Depression: Suicide: Who Is Responsible?

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From Nancy Schimelpfening, your Guide to Depression
Two recent lawsuits - one from Japan and another in the U.S. - bring up a very sticky issue. When someone commits suicide, just who is responsible? The Japanese case, already settled, found that your employer can potentially be held responsible if they work you too hard and allow a hostile work environment. The U.S. case, still in progress, seeks to determine whether a stranger over the Internet can be held responsible for talking you into it. What do you think? Is the person who chooses to commit suicide ultimately responsible for his own actions? Or could outside parties potentially bear some of the blame? Join the Discussion

Mazda Must Pay Family of Worker Who Committed Suicide
The family of a Japanese Mazda employee who committed suicide after being overworked and repeatedly belittled by his supervisors was recently awarded damages in the amount of 63 million yen ($770,000 dollars), according to the family's lawyer, Yutaka Kikui... Read more

"They Were Going to Die Anyway"
"They were going to die anyway" is the defense that is being used by William Melchert-Dinkel, a 48-year-old nurse from Minnesota, who is on trial for two counts of aiding suicide... Read more

Are You Feeling Suicidal?
Are you feeling overwhelmed and are considering suicide, but you're not sure whom you can call on for help? There are numerous agencies and organizations out there who want to help you. In the U.S., you can make a toll free call to either 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255 for immediate assistance. Please click through to learn about more options... Read more
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Suicide Warning Signs
If someone you love has clinical depression, there is a strong risk that they will at some point think about suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention... Read more


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