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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...
  • Suicide call prompts large police response

    A large contingent of police officers and at least eight cars responded to an apartment complex at Bear Street and Paularino Avenue in Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon after a call about a possibly suicidal man, according to authorities. Officers tried to...
  • 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...
  • Mass murderer who butchered four in Northampton: 'I'm not afraid to die'

    — Mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard casts his decision to abandon his appeals and seek his own execution as a simple one. It's not meant as a public expression of remorse for having "butchered" — his own chilling word — four people....
  • Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

    Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling
    Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army base just five miles down the road. In many ways, it was the archetypal Fourth of July civic event...
  • Man shoots wife in Jurupa Valley, then takes his own life, officials say

    Man shoots wife in Jurupa Valley, then takes his own life, officials say
    A man shot his estranged wife in Jurupa Valley on Saturday morning before driving to San Bernardino and killing himself, authorities said. Simona Mateas, 43, died at a hospital after authorities discovered her lying in a residential driveway in the 3400...
  • 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...
  • Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge

    Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. The man, described by witnesses as white or Latino and in his 20s, had climbed up the bridge above the roadway by the...
  • 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"...
  • Police: 'Suicidal' woman shot after pointing rifle at officers

    Police: 'Suicidal' woman shot after pointing rifle at officers
    A McHenry County sheriff's deputy shot and injured a suicidal woman after she emerged from a residence with a .223-caliber assault rifle and pointed it at authorities Sunday, officials announced this monring. The 53-year-old woman is being treated at...
  • Iraq's Shiites fight for their shrines and their creed

    One by one the young volunteers approached the majestic Kadhimiya shrine, the holiest site of Shiite Islam in the Iraqi capital. They sought blessings before heading off to war and uncertain fates. "We will fight, and if we have to give our lives, we...