Heaven over hospital: 5-year-old changes the conversation about death.Parents allow child to choose 'Heaven over hospital'
When Stephanie Hunter had to withdraw life support from her mother, her friends and family understood. They expressed their condolences, said she'd made the right decision, and some even shared stories about the tortured choices they had made for their own dying parents
But four years later, when she and her husband had to make a similar decision for
their terminally ill baby, they didn't feel like anyone understood.
.Holiday Suicides:Fact or Myth?
The idea that suicides occur more frequently during the holiday season is a long perpetuated myth. The Annenberg Public Policy Center has been tracking media reports on suicide since 2000. A recent analysis found that 50% of articles written during the 2009–2010 holiday season perpetuated the myth.1
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that the suicide rate is, in fact, the lowest in December.2 The rate peaks in the spring and the fall. This pattern has not changed in recent years. The holiday suicide myth supports misinformation about suicide that might ultimately hamper prevention efforts.
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