Editorial

Depression

What You Can Do And Say When You Think Someone Wants To Commit Suicide

In 2018, 61-year-old celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain took his own life. He hanged himself in his hotel bathroom in Kaysersberg, France, using the belt from his hotel bathrobe. According to prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny, toxicology tests will be performed to see whether Bourdain took any medications, which may help his family understand what led him to kill himself. He said, “There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment.” The cold hard truth about suicide The World Health Organization estimates that globally close to 800 000 people die from suicide every year – that’s one person Read More

“Manels” or Male Dominated Panels are Just Another Result of Discrimination

This week I read yes another article giving excuse to female discrimination in the workplace. This one came out of Canada’s “Globe and Mail.” It highlighted two married chemistry professors Simon Trudel and Julie Lefebvre. The article went on to hold them up as some sort of example as to why there weren’t more females on panel discussions at conferences. You see, 3 years ago the pair had twins at which time they then found it difficult to attend conferences because they couldn’t decide who should stay home and look after their kids. The article below suggests that by having conferences offer some form of daycare that will Read More