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Suicide

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  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mother has questions about son's alleged suicide at police station

    Mother has questions about son's alleged suicide at police station
    The mother of a 38-year-old man who police say sneaked a gun into a Baltimore police station and committed suicide said she doesn't believe the department's version of events. "I don't feel that my son committed suicide," Verdessa McDougald said. On...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Hospital's Institute Of Living To Hold Suicide Prevention Conference

    Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living (IOL) will hold a free educational seminar for clinicians on suicide prevention among older adults. This event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Hartford Hospital's ERC Building...
  • Remains of Jonestown Massacre victims found at Delaware funeral home

    Remains of Jonestown Massacre victims found at Delaware funeral home
    The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a mass suicide in Guyana, were discovered inside a former Delaware funeral home on Wednesday, state officials said. Members of the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and the Dover...
  • Man killed in possible 'suicide by cop' after stabbing a baby to death

    Man killed in possible 'suicide by cop' after stabbing a baby to death
    A man was fatally shot by an officer in Folsom after he stabbed a 6-month-old baby to death and seriously injured the child's mother, police said. Because of a statement he made before the stabbing, investigators believe the man, whose name has not been...
  • Film Review: '37: A Final Promise'

    Although it slyly teases its audience with hints of paranormal activity in the early going, "37: A Final Promise" gradually emerges an old-fashioned tearjerker set to a goth-rock soundtrack. Commercial prospects appear extremely iffy for Randall...
  • Former New Jersey Republican official shot dead in apparent murder-suicide

    A former New Jersey Republican official who once worked with Governor Chris Christie was found dead along with her husband inside their home, officials said on Friday, in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. Police discovered the bodies of Joan Bramhall...
  • Police: Breinigsville woman killed by train in Topton committed suicide

    A 44-year-old Breinigsville woman who was struck by a train in Topton Friday night committed suicide, according to state police at Reading. Investigators identified the victim as Paula Louise Theres, whose last known address was on Siegfriedale Road....