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Suicide

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The details of Robin Williams' death should not be covered up

    A predictable cycle has emerged from media coverage of traumatic events like mass shootings or the suicides of famous people: first the news of the terrible thing, then the rush to report as many details as possible, then the backlash to the publication...
  • Robin Williams' suicide brings back pain of lost friend

    Robin Williams' suicide brings back pain of lost friend
    I don't have any heartwarming stories of Robin Williams to regale you with, as we mourn the death of a funnyman who shed tears of a clown behind dark shadows. I ran into Williams once, at a bathroom in a Las Vegas casino years ago, and purposely avoided...
  • Focus less on 'Why?' of Williams' death

    Two of the best things I've ever read about suicide are poems. They contain no statistics, no quotes from experts, no discussion of antidepressants, none of the sound-bite analysis that has followed Robin Williams' death. They approach the topic in a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Concerned Media Coverage of Robin Williams' Death Could Lead to Copycat Suicides

    By Jason Hughes LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - On Rush Limbaugh's radio show Tuesday, he was asked about the apparent suicide of Robin Williams. A caller said that the media used to downplay celebrity suicide, but that this has changed, surmising that there...
  • Robin Williams film series at Artsquest

    Robin Williams film series at Artsquest
    In memory of the death of Robin Williams who committed suicide Monday, Artsquest will hold a film series featuring some of Williams best-loved movies that will benefit suicide prevention. The series starts this weekend at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at...
  • A malfunctioning of the brain causes irrational thoughts to take over

    Many people will ask why a seemingly happy and very successful Robin Williams committed suicide. But the first thing to understand is that rationality has no role to play here; there likely was no trigger or exact reason. Williams' depression wasn't the...
  • Robin Williams' death: Coroner's investigation will take weeks

    Robin Williams' death: Coroner's investigation will take weeks
    Authorities said it will probably take several weeks to complete the full autopsy report on Robin Williams, who officials said took his own life. Preliminary results of the forensic exam indicate the cause of death was "asphyxia due to hanging," said...