It is vitally important, literally life and death, that the proper costs and benefits are weighed with the decision on how much and how long to shut down economic activity through the pandemic.
The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship.
What to do about the U.S. economy in the wake of the Wuhan virus? The answer requires a mix of both short-term suppression and then long-term mitigation.
Keeping the economy humming along like normal was never an option. Even without government intervention, much of our society would eventually shut down on its own.
Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs.
Today’s era of despair, ennui, and selfishness can find remedies within ageless wisdom that the church reformer Martin Luther offered to his depressed friend 500 years ago.
Holidays are always hard in blended families. I was a reject from a twice-broken family, and I didn’t know what to do with myself at holidays other than hide.
For too long, suicide has been in the dark, whispered about, handled with shame. But death, for the Christian, is not the end of all things. In Christ, there is hope.
The holidays present a wonderful, idyllic (and idealized) opportunity to gather and reunite with friends and distant loved ones, but can also heighten a sense of isolation.
Conservatives and libertarians should take note of this new strategy that could be used to restrict gun rights under the guise of safety.
Catholic doctrine and a slew of mental health professionals tell me that he was beyond rational thought, and I concede the point intellectually. But I can’t emotionally.
Let us be intellectually honest about the sorrows of this life. Perhaps then, through a lens of sorrow, we can see the one, eternal hope that renders death not proud.
My husband, my writing, my career—a few years ago, I thought all of it was never in the cards for me. I nearly allowed myself to miss out on all of it.
The sharp knife is a tool: it can take a life, destroy in cruel fashion, but it also has the ability to create incredible things.
The suicide of a celebrity has a history of inspiring copycats. When it happens, it’s a good time to check up on and send some extra love around to your family and friends.
Netflix has the power to use its platform to elevate the conversation and empower teens to deal with the tough challenges of adolescence. ’13 Reasons Why’ season two and ‘The Kissing Booth’ don’t do that.
Depression is not all-powerful and treatment is available, but to get help, you need to lean on the people around you and seek assistance from experienced professionals.
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