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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge

    Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge
    Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
  • Boy dies from self-inflicted gunshot at Boy Scouts camp in San Diego

    Boy dies from self-inflicted gunshot at Boy Scouts camp in San Diego
    A 12-year-old boy died Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head at a Boy Scouts camp on Fiesta Island in San Diego's Mission Bay, police said. The incident is being investigated as a suicide, police said, adding that a gun was confiscated at the...
  • No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity

    No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity
    In the hoopla surrounding the closing days of the U.S. Supreme Court's term, it would be easy to overlook the decision by a federal judge in Oregon ordering the government to make it easier for travelers to challenge their inclusion on the no-fly list. At...
  • Police: N.Y. woman kills self, two young daughters with nitrogen gas

    A New York woman whose son committed suicide in April filled a bedroom with nitrogen gas early Tuesday, killing herself and her two young daughters, police said. East Greenbush Police Chief Christopher Lavin told The Times that the woman, identified...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul

    Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul
    A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan air force bus in Kabul on Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring 18 others, including some civilians, authorities said. The incident around 6:50 a.m. took place near Kabul University, where a suicide bomber on...
  • Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds

    Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to extracts from a psychologist’s report read in...
  • Beware the rush to help people die

     Beware the rush to help people die
    The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...
  • Death of Maine family a murder-suicide: police

    Death of Maine family a murder-suicide: police
    A man in the southern Maine city of Saco shot dead his wife and three children before turning the shotgun on himself, police said on Monday, calling the incident one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history. The five members of the...
  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

    Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012. The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion. One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
  • 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...
  • Unidentified stranger saves man from jumping off bridge onto highway

    A suicidal man who took numerous prescription pills and drank gasoline was preparing to jump to his death from a bridge over Interstate 380 last week when a passing motorist intervened and saved his life, police said. Pocono Mountain Regional police...