Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

The World Health Organization has launched a campaign aimed at boosting suicide prevention across Africa, amid a continent-wide crisis in mental health provision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPBf-xq4gFI About 11 people per 100,000 per year die by suicide in Africa, higher than the worldwide average of nine per 100,000 people, the UN agency says. Of the ten countries with… Continue lendo Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

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“Nicolas de Staël ou le vertige” – CIORAN

Commençons par un remords: j’ai rencontré de Staël plusieurs fois (nous fréquentions le même salon...) autour de 1950. Il souhaitait que j’aille visiter son atelier. J’ai promis sans donner suite à ma promesse. On n’est pas né impunément dans les Balkans, dans l’espace idéal du laisser-aller et du ratage. N’ayant pas pressenti ses tribulations, je… Continue lendo “Nicolas de Staël ou le vertige” – CIORAN

“«If You Want To Kill Yourself…» – For a Critique of Suicidal Reason” – Julio CABRERA

(n.t.) Nota do Tradutor, nr. 23, special illustrated edition («Suicidário»), 2021, pp. 12-58. Transl. by Rodrigo Menezes. An unpublished essay by Argentinian-born, Brazilian-based philosopher Julio Cabrera, internationally renowned for his studies on negative ethics, and considered one of the most important South American representatives of contemporary Antinatalism, a movement anticipated by his Projeto de ética… Continue lendo “«If You Want To Kill Yourself…» – For a Critique of Suicidal Reason” – Julio CABRERA

“The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Southwest Philosophy Review 37(1): 219-228, 2021 Abstract: Emil Cioran offers novel arguments against suicide. He assumes a meaningless world. But in such a world, he argues, suicide and death would be equally as meaningless as life or anything else. Suicide and death are as cumbersome and useless as meaning and life. Yet Cioran also argues… Continue lendo “The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Mystery Deaths of 7 Russian Oligarchs In 2022 | Link To Ukraine War, Putin Oil Deals Or Coincidence? | CRUX

Since January, six Russian oligarchs have been reported to have died by suicide, while an alleged hiking accident killed another. Adding to the mystery is the association of the majority of the deceased with Russia’s energy sector. In March, President Putin lashed out at pro-West oligarchs, saying they “mentally exist there, and not here, with… Continue lendo Mystery Deaths of 7 Russian Oligarchs In 2022 | Link To Ukraine War, Putin Oil Deals Or Coincidence? | CRUX

Likes, selfies and self-promotion – The hidden dangers of social media | DW Documentary

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. In the virtual world, everyone wants to put their best foot forward. But the quest for validation can become an addiction. The dynamics on social networks can cause serious damage, especially for impressionable young people. We spend hours on "social media" - Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. We’re seduced by their unspoken promise:… Continue lendo Likes, selfies and self-promotion – The hidden dangers of social media | DW Documentary

“On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

As far as I can see, it is only the monotheistic, that is to say Jewish, religions whose members regard self-destruction as a crime. This is all the more striking in that neither in the Old nor in the New Testament is there to be found any prohibition or even definite disapproval of it; so… Continue lendo “On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

“L’incertitude du sujet dans un contexte de désenchantement du monde: Émile Cioran, figure-type de l’homme désemparé” – Francis BOILARD

Mémoire présenté comme exigence partielle de la maîtrise en Sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal, mai 2010 Ce mémoire propose une lecture sociologique de l'œuvre de maturité d'Émile Cioran (1911-1995), qui s'entame avec son Précis de décomposition (1949) et se termine avec Aveux et Anathèmes (1987). Mon objectif est double. D'une part, je veux brosser… Continue lendo “L’incertitude du sujet dans un contexte de désenchantement du monde: Émile Cioran, figure-type de l’homme désemparé” – Francis BOILARD

What’s Behind Thailand’s Alarming Suicide Rate? | Undercover Asia

"If I like the correspondence of Dostoyevsky and Baudelaire so much, it is because it revolves mainly around money and illness, the only 'fiery' subjects. The rest hardly matters."CIORAN, Cahiers : 1957-1972 COVID-19 is not the only epidemic that has hit Thailand, as the economic distress caused by the coronavirus is leading more and more… Continue lendo What’s Behind Thailand’s Alarming Suicide Rate? | Undercover Asia

“« Mais qui ose en affronter les suites ? » : Emil Cioran et les rapports entre la vanité, le suicide et l’écriture” (Joseph Acquisto)

Quêtes littéraires nº 8, 2018 Vers le début du Précis de décomposition, Emil Cioran expose le problème de la vanité en deux questions très simples : « Qui n’est pas imbu de la conviction que tout est vain ? Mais qui ose en affronter les suites ? » (2011, p. 45). En quoi l’écrivain cioranien… Continue lendo “« Mais qui ose en affronter les suites ? » : Emil Cioran et les rapports entre la vanité, le suicide et l’écriture” (Joseph Acquisto)