Hannah Arendt | nationalism | refugees | suicide | World War II

Reading Arendt, Connecting the Dots

You may remember a moment during this news-saturated summer when suicide was atop the national headlines. Two famous people, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, took their lives days apart, and for a brief period the events of the Trump administration g...

September 6, 2018

Ireland | priests | Roman Catholicism | sexual abuse | suicide

Suicide among Priests?

“Suicide is on the rise among Irish priests” is the kind of report which causes or should cause concern and a sense of crisis among Irish and non-Irish, priests and non-priests, Catholics and non-Catholics—anyone with humane instincts, empathic conce...

December 19, 2016

military chaplains | moral injury | PTSD | suicide | veterans

Moral Injury

Editor's note: Sightings will be taking a break in observance of Labor Day. We will return Thursday, September 8th. Moral injury is a recently diagnosed but agelessly known assault on the soul. While it cannot be isolated and defined as (relativel...

August 29, 2016

Faith Spotted Eagle | Rosebud Sioux | Keystone Pipeline | Pine Ridge Indian Reservation | suicide | Indian Health Service | Lakota Sioux | Oglala Sioux | cyber-bullying | teenager-fad contagion | suicide prevention | Slender Man | Tall Man Spirit | suicide spirit | Native Americans

Sioux Suicides

Sightings of religion-related stories among members of Sioux tribes in South Dakota, one would think, could be beyond the scope of the national media, yet two independent stories win space this week on the front pages of, e.g., The New York Times. ...

May 11, 2015