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Suicide

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  • Robin Williams hanged himself in bedroom with a belt, sheriff says

    Robin Williams hanged himself in bedroom with a belt, sheriff says
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself after first apparently trying to to slash one of his wrists, authorities said Tuesday. Marin County sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams hanged himself with a belt in his bedroom,...
  • 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"...
  • After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations

    After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations
    Local crisis organizations are seeing an increased volume of calls in the wake of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide Monday—and professionals are hoping the tragedy will help people talk frankly about suicide and mental illness. “It...
  • 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...
  • Mike Schlossberg: Reflections on a personal journey with depression

    Mike Schlossberg: Reflections on a personal journey with depression
    It was October 2001 when I began my journey with depression. A freshman at Muhlenberg College, I had been sad before, but never like this. It was a hopelessness that felt like a black cloud smothering everything I did. It felt like my future was a...
  • Robin Williams: Brilliant but gone too soon

    To the editor: There seem to be several inherent traits shared by so many of America's most brilliant entertainers that account for their shortened lives and careers. ("Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius," Aug. 11) Substance...
  • Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will

    Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will
    The owner of a Glendale BMW dealership and the children of a deceased man who once owned a portion of the property on Brand Boulevard on which it sits are embroiled in multiple legal battles relating to his wills as well as alleged elder abuse. A San...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...