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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Suspects in death of Chicago woman in Bali on suicide watch: police

    A Chicago area teenager and her boyfriend are on suicide watch on the Indonesian resort island of Bali as police hold them as suspects in the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found in a suitcase, authorities said. No charges have...
  • Disney Channel Plans 'Aladdin' Telecasts in Honor of Robin Williams

    In remembrance of Robin Williams, special presentations of the animated classic "Aladdin" are set to air on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior this weekend. Williams, who was found dead on Monday morning in home, voiced the Genie in the film,...
  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • Robin Williams and a discussion on depression

    Robin Williams and a discussion on depression
    The circumstances that bring about a national conversation on mental health are almost never good. Most recently, the apparent suicide Tuesday of actor and comedian Robin Williams touched off a discussion among our readers on depression. In the past, mass...
  • Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide

    This is Robin Williams Week in America; we are mourning the death by suicide of an extravagantly talented man who made us laugh and think. Here are some thoughts, starting with the words of an old friend whose father killed himself: "Suicide inflicts...
  • Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat
    His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...
  • Help prevent a tragedy

    Amid the outpouring of remembrances following the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, we should take this opportunity to honestly confront depression and mental illness. Depression is an affliction affecting an estimated 17 million Americans,...
  • Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression

    Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression
    The end was shockingly sudden: a belt hung on a door; an assistant's distraught call to 911. But the road that led to Robin Williams' apparent suicide at age 63 was a long one — and if you knew where to look, there were plenty of signposts...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]

    Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]
    Among the heartfelt tributes, the death of Robin Williams has also drawn what is now a predictable response — people saying stupid and insensitive things about depression and suicide while babbling too long in front of the camera or posting...
  • Academy's Robin Williams Tweet Criticized by Suicide Prevention Group

    A tweet from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences about Robin Williams' death has proven popular, but not with one suicide-prevention group. The tweet, sent out Monday at 5:56 p.m., shows the genie from the 1992 "Aladdin" with the message,...