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Suicide

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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' 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Injuries, Restraints Raise Concerns Over Locked Juvenile Unit

    Injuries, Restraints Raise Concerns Over Locked Juvenile Unit
    The Pueblo unit, a locked treatment program for troubled girls in Middletown, is the subject of an intense debate over its effectiveness – heightened during the 19 days that a transgender girl whose movements were followed nationally was housed...
  • 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...
  • STAP stem cell controversy ends in suicide for Japanese scientist

    A Japanese scientist who played an instrumental role in two discredited studies about a new type of stem cells hanged himself at his research institute in Kobe, according to media reports there. Yoshiki Sasai, a deputy director of the RIKEN Center for...