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Suicide

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  • Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

    Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression
    I don't think I've seen the kind of shock and national mourning — and outpouring of love — for an entertainment figure that's been generated by the suicide this week of Robin Williams since Michael Jackson's death in 2009. This shouldn't...
  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams,...
  • U.S. suspects in Bali suitcase murder on suicide watch - police

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - A U.S. teenager detained in Bali in connection with the grisly death of her mother has hired a new Indonesian lawyer on the advice of her U.S.-based legal team, her police-appointed attorney said. Heather Mack, 19, was scheduled to be...
  • Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

    Harvard Health Blog The death of Robin Williams, reportedly from depression-related suicide, can seem paradoxical. How can such a funny, lively, and successful person be depressed enough to end his life? In the U.S. alone, nearly 40,000 people a year...
  • Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams

    Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams
    We were standing and talking on my back porch. "I could never do this twice," Dave said. He was speaking about not having the courage to try sobriety a second time. Dave was my dearest friend. We were closer than brothers. He had been sober 10 years...
  • Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials

    LOGAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign...
  • To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

    To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide
    "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide." Albert Camus' famous opening sentence from "The Myth of Sisyphus" is obviously directed to people who aren't standing on the window ledge. Those planning to kill themselves...
  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • Migrant rape victim denied abortion in Ireland: paper

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A migrant who said she was raped in her homeland before traveling to Ireland gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 24 weeks pregnant after Irish doctors rejected her request for an abortion on the grounds of...
  • Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive. Irom...