When the United Nations crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest?
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has, for the first time in the world, appointed a minister to prevent suicide as reports show more and more people are taking their lives in Britain over mental health problems.
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal wraps "a suicide vest around the British constitution" and hands the detonator to the European Union, former foreign minister Boris Johnson said in comments that drew strong criticism.
Canada's global reputation as a healthy place to raise children is belied by statistics showing strikingly high rates of suicide, child abuse and struggles with mental health, a new report suggested on Tuesday.