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Suicide

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  • 'Sugar Man' director Malik Bendjelloul reportedly committed suicide

    'Sugar Man' director Malik Bendjelloul reportedly committed suicide
    The death of Malik Bendjelloul, the Oscar-winning Swedish director of the music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," was a suicide, his brother has said. Johar Bendjelloul told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that his brother took his own life at...
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • I want to hear from Monica Lewinsky

    I want to hear from Monica Lewinsky
    First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit. Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
  • Attorney General Holder criticizes solitary confinement for juveniles

    Attorney General Holder criticizes solitary confinement for juveniles
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. spoke out Wednesday against what he described as the unnecessary use of solitary confinement for imprisoned juveniles who suffer from mental illness. “Across the country, far too many juvenile detention centers see...
  • Image shows what 6-year-old boy, missing three years, would look like now

    Image shows what 6-year-old boy, missing three years, would look like now
    The last recorded image of Timmothy Pitzen was taken shortly after 10 a.m. three years ago Tuesday. Security camera footage shows the 6-year-old Aurora boy walking from a Wisconsin Dells water park hotel with his mother. After that moment, facts...
  • Suicide bomber at army checkpoint outside Benghazi wounds 6

    Suicide bomber at army checkpoint outside Benghazi wounds 6
    A huge explosion likely caused by a suicide bomber at an army checkpoint outside the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed the attacker and wounded six others late on Wednesday, army officials said. A car exploded in Barsis, 30 miles east of the port...
  • Coroner: Julia Roberts' sister committed suicide by drug use, drowning

    Actress Julia Roberts' half-sister committed suicide and died of drowning and the combined effects of multiple drugs, a Los Angeles County coroner's report revealed Wednesday. Nancy Motes, 37, was found in February submerged in a bathtub after consuming...
  • Michelle Knight: Ohio sex slave forgives her abuser, Ariel Castro

    For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies. In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
  • Mental Health First Aid Can Help Prevent Suicide

    Mental Health First Aid Can Help Prevent Suicide
    Kevin Hines said that he felt “instant regret” the moment he gave in to despair and catapulted himself over the railing of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, plummeting to the waters beneath. He’s here to tell his tale only...
  • Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'

    Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'
    Few would dispute that Stephen King is the champion of genre fiction. Since 1974's "Carrie," King has been scaring the bejesus out of readers (and, on occasion, filmgoers) with more than 50 novels and shorter fiction that seem grounded in our everyday...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?
    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...