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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • A spotlight on the slighted

    A spotlight on the slighted
    The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...
  • 'Death with dignity' presents thorny issues for patients, families and doctors [Letter]

    'Death with dignity' presents thorny issues for patients, families and doctors [Letter]
    I'm writing in response to the letter "Maryland needs Mizeur's death with dignity law" (April 27) by Alan D. Eason. Mr. Eason makes a very controversial statement when he says that "Maryland law should be changed to allow mentally competent,...
  • Hartley works to tame the 'Lion'

    Hartley works to tame the 'Lion'
    Preparing for the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the embattled wife of King Henry II — fierce protector of her children and sly survivalist in James Goldman's play "The Lion in Winter" — has been a challenge for actor Mariette Hartley. It has...
  • Antidepressants & self-harm: For those under 24, initial dose matters

    Antidepressants & self-harm: For those under 24, initial dose matters
    About a decade after the Food and Drug Administration first warned that antidepressant medications increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, new research has found that kids and young adults starting on high doses of...
  • Kurt Cobain death scene note mocks Courtney Love

    Kurt Cobain death scene note mocks Courtney Love
    On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the Seattle Police Department has released a trove of unpublished photographs from the scene of the Nirvana frontman's 1994 suicide.  Some of the pictures are simply sad and harrowing;...
  • Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days

    Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days
    NEW YORK — Few figures epitomize the counterculture more than Ralph Steadman. Wicked satirist, outlandish cartoonist and, of course, longtime Hunter S. Thompson co-conspirator, the British artist has been making mayhem for five decades. In "For No...
  • Rare suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan kills 12 others

    A suicide car bomber set off his explosives at the entrance to the northern Afghanistan province of Panjshir on Thursday, killing at least 12 other people and injuring more than 20 others, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the...
  • Christ, not suicide, offers the path to love, peace and freedom from pain

    Q: My friend's father took his own life recently, and it's been very hard on his family. He was beginning to have some serious health issues, and he left a note saying he didn't want to be a burden to anyone. Was this a good reason? -- Mrs. M. McF. A:...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Hoover baseball battles back from three-run deficit to beat Burroughs

    Hoover baseball battles back from three-run deficit to beat Burroughs
    GLENDALE — Trailing by three runs to Burroughs High, the Hoover baseball team was looking for something to ignite it late in Friday’s Pacific League game. That spark might just have come in the form of a defensive play. In the top of the...
  • Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying

    Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying
    Alarmed by reports of teen suicides, elected leaders in Carson are moving to outlaw bullying. Under an ordinance that will go before the City Council next week, it would become a misdemeanor in the small Harbor-area city to cause anyone from...