Stories tagged: suicide
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than twice as many people as homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Devon Tyler liked to tug at his father’s heartstrings. “He would write cards for my birthday or Father’s Day or Christmas,” said Phil Tyler, a former Spokane County Jail deputy, …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Among rising self-harm rates for all women, the 10-14 range saw a much larger increase.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
The death of a Salem woman who stepped onto Interstate 5 after causing a disturbance at a restaurant has been ruled a suicide.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Han Nguyen was consumed by depression and struggling to stay afloat at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. His mental health continued to decline until one day, moments after …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
The gunshot to the head that killed a man, whose bones were discovered his past May near Brooks Road in West Spokane County, apparently was self inflicted.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
The death of a woman whose body was found at the Bowler and Pitch area of Riverside State Park on Monday has been ruled a suicide, according to the Spokane …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
As a teenager, my grief was killing me, but no one allowed me to grieve. I had no one to talk to about these thoughts.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
An accomplished climber who took his own life after his girlfriend died in a southwestern Montana avalanche left directions to lead a recovery team to her body.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
The FBI announced Thursday that its year-long investigation into the reported kidnapping of a Montana woman, who was later found shot to death in the trunk of a car located …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Police say a man fatally shot two women at a Lacey home, then fled in a car with children, leading officers on a chase before crashing and shooting himself.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Evidence found in the remains of a Spokane Valley house fire last week suggests Bobby Kihara set fire to his home after shooting his wife and dogs before turning a …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
A Benton City man is dead after breaking into an apartment and shooting at a couple in bed before turning the gun on himself.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s investigators continue to work under the theory that a Spokane Valley man shot his wife, two dogs and then turned the gun on himself. The bodies were …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre ‘Blue Whale’ online challenge that’s alarming schools
Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez was a soon-to-be sophomore who just joined the ROTC program at his high school. But on July 8, Gonzalez’ father Jorge stepped into his son’s bedroom in …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without first taking steps to prevent suicide and find …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Putting a modern spin on the definition of manslaughter, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty in the death of an 18-year-old friend she had instructed to kill himself in …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Authorities are investigating a mother’s role in the 2016 suicide of her daughter in a motel room.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Oregon State Police say a 23-year-old man died when he jumped in front of an SUV on Highway 395 near Pilot Rock.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. The report also lists naloxone, an anti-opioid drug, and a decongestant.