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Suicide

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  • Details of Robin Williams' death generate backlash on social media

    Details of Robin Williams' death generate backlash on social media
    Amid the pictures and news clips shared about Robin Williams on social media Tuesday following his death, a wave of criticism emerged after a Marin County sheriff's official revealed, in detail, how the actor’s body was found. At a news...
  • Robin Williams dies in apparent suicide; actor, comic was 63

    Robin Williams dies in apparent suicide; actor, comic was 63
    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. The sheriff's coroner's division said it suspects the death was a suicide...
  • 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...
  • How to recognize suicide signs, where to get help

    Friends of comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 in an apparent suicide, urged the public Monday to seek help if they have suicidal thoughts and encouraged friends to stay alert to any warning signs of depression. "Robin was as sweet a...
  • Flirting with depression: The problem with suicide hotlines

    The suicide of Robin Williams is one of those permeating cultural events that's more than just the loss of a performer who meant so many things to so many generations. The nostalgic older folks remember his "nanu nanus," the Gen X'ers "O! Captain,"...
  • Comic virtuoso Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

    By Sarah McBride TIBURON, Calif., Aug 12 (Reuters) - Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California....
  • 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...
  • Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday. A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the...
  • Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally

    Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally
    When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing 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...
  • Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss

    Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss
    A couple of weeks ago, Gene Simmons said some harsh things about addiction, depression and suicide in an interview. This week, in light of Robin Williams' apparent suicide on Monday after struggling with addiction and depression, those things sounded even...