The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) says suicide is not the answer to any problem, and help is available.
At least 100 people are murdered in Johannesburg alone with the banned pesticide Aldicarb every year. This is according to poison expert Gerhard Verdoorn, who says the poison known colloquially as Two Step and in Sotho, Halipirimi, is responsible for at least 800 dog poisonings every week in South Africa.
Matt Shobert opens his eyes and wishes he was dead, a recurrent thought that started four years ago when the former firefighter first contemplated taking his own life.
Peter Harris, from HNM Attorneys, says they’ve found evidence that a culture of initiation exists at the Parktown Boys’ High School.
The suicide of a teenager in Chatsworth, south of Durban last week, has turned the spotlight on adults emotionally bullying children through name calling.