Stories tagged: suicide
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were a prank, but the 11-year-old boy apparently believed …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Police are calling an Oregon man a hero after he helped distract a man who was attempting suicide while police pulled him to safety.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Grilled by lawmakers, the Department of Veterans Affairs insisted Tuesday it was well on its way to fixing problems with its suicide hotline and largely brushed aside the worst criticisms …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Perhaps you’ve heard: High school is treacherous place. Students are ruthless to one another. Hormones are bad-behavior accelerants. And adults? Utterly clueless.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
As Republicans tried to repeal coverage for mental health and substance abuse, a Princeton research paper exposed a worsening death rate from suicide and drugs among white, poorly educated Americans.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Woman who fell from Riverfront Park pedestrian bridge committed suicide, medical examiner’s office rules
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
A Montana lawmaker has revived an attempt to outlaw physician-assisted suicides. This time, there’s a twist: No mention of physicians or suicides.
Wed., March 22, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Former mayor on leave as Canadian Army chaplain predicts U.S. will institute draft
War talk dominated the news in Spokane as Americans increasingly assumed that a declaration of war against Germany was inevitable. “Rush War Preparations; Plans For Mobilization,” declared one headline.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
An autopsy determined that a 32-year-old Butte man who was found dead after a homemade bomb exploded in his house died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
A man who had no criminal record before he fatally shot his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row, the state prisons agency said Monday.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says
Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
The harsh laughter and cold ridicule of “people” – the word is used advisedly – who watched Naika’s suicide suggest that we flatter ourselves when we call ourselves a higher …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Authorities identified two people found dead Tuesday at a home near Shelton, Washington, and said the suspect in the case shot and killed himself Wednesday in Pendleton, Oregon, after a …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Five people, including three children, found dead in a burned home in western Oregon appear to have been part of a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
100 years ago in the Spokane County Jail: Doctor orders “mashed potatoes and dough” diet to inmate to prevent suicide
From our archives, 100 years ago Charles Cooper, a prisoner in the county jail, broke a safety razor into pieces – and then swallowed it.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
The results of an investigation into the suicide of a Marine that suggested his unit might have a “drug problem” and highlighted a hostile work environment were withheld from the …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Japanese authorities have raided the country’s top advertising agency Dentsu as part of a criminal investigation into the suicide of a 24-year-old employee due to overwork.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 7 a.m.
This presidential election is unusually stressful for both Democrats and Republicans, according to a survey published by the American Psychological Association. Michelle Estelle, a licensed clinical psychologist, has never seen …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
The death of a woman who drowned in the Spokane River, and whose body was found early Friday morning, has been a ruled a suicide by the Spokane County Medical …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Klara Bowman grew up in Spokane and pursued a career as a kindergarten teacher, but she was fired early this year from Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma when she was found …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
A flight instructor and a student pilot had an altercation inside the cockpit of a small plane, and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before the …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Spokane police are called to help someone who’s thinking about committing suicide an average of three times a day, according to a new department report. The report analyzed the 556 …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Idaho’s suicide rate has long been far above the national average; the state had the 9th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014. But now, it has something it …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Between 1999 and 2014, the number of middle-aged white women dying annually from opiate overdoses shot up 400 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.