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OIJ reports increase in number of suicides in Costa Rica

The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) reports an increase in cases of suicide in Costa Rica. The concern of authorities is that "the victims are getting younger and younger". The statistics of the Judicial Police indicate that during the first semester of 2017 there were 188...

Teen suicide is on the rise and this is why

Every 40 seconds, another human life is taken by suicide, according to World Health Organization data. In Costa Rica, though the numbers breaking down the age groups, The suicide rate for males is 13.2 per 100,000 population and for females is 2.5 per 100,000 population....

Can Ayahuasca, the ‘sacred plant’ of the Amazon, help addiction and depression?

Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive decoction, which has been used by indigenous Amazonians for centuries to contact the spiritual world, has suddenly burst into global consciousness. As a recent New Yorker article...