All Posts in Category: (07) The Medicine of Life

Mental Health – Why We Choose Suicide

 

 

 

CNN channel named the cause of death of the commander of the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy in the Middle East, Vice-Admiral Scott Stirney. According to informed military sources, Stirney committed suicide. Stirney body was discovered in Bahrain at his residence on December 1, and an investigation was started into the reasons and circumstances that led the admiral to commit suicide.

The central command of the US Navy, which includes the Fifth Fleet, controls operations in areas such as the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. This direction is considered critically important to US security interests, given the problems of Iran and the Iranian-supported insurgents in Yemen, which the United States considers potential threats to shipping in the region, CNN said. Through the waters controlled by the Fifth Fleet, there is a huge amount of commercial traffic, including large volumes of oil and gas.

 

 

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61. Bourdain climbed the culinary career ladder to become executive chef at New York’s former Brasserie Les Halles restaurant. Bourdain told the New Yorker in 2017 that his idea for “Parts Unknown,” which was in its 11th season, was traveling, eating and doing whatever he wanted. The show roamed from out-of-the-way restaurants to the homes of locals, providing what the magazine called “communion with a foreign culture so unmitigated that it feels practically intravenous.”

 

 

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York. Law enforcement officials say body of Spade, 55, was found in apartment on Park Avenue and a note was discovered at the scene. Spade created a line of sleek handbags in the early 1990s that caused a smash on the world fashion scene. Her brand, Kate Spade New York, has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the US and more than 175 shops internationally.

 

THREE WELL KNOWN PERSONS, WHO HAD REACHED
THE PINNACLE OF FAME AND SUCCESS, COMMITTED SUICIDE! THEY HAD IT ALL!
AND YET, THEY DECIDED TO EXIT “THE EARTHLY SCENE!”
OBVIOUSLY, MENTAL ILLNESS IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS!
SUCH IS THE MYSTERY OF MENTAL ILLNESS … SPECIFICALLY  SUICIDE.

 

Mark Henick, a suicide survivor, asks the question: Why We Choose Suicide?

Mental Health Monday – PTSD

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:

  • Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans
  • As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans
  • 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan
  • Every day, some 22 American heroes take their own lives because of the stresses they experienced on the battlefield. Many more don’t seek treatment and find their lives spiraling out of control. 

Mental Health Monday – Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging

 

 

 

 

 

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well as a message of hope. “Alzheimer’s is a disease,” Cohen says, “and we can cure it.”

 

Dr Alois Alzheimer