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How The Spokesman-Review covers suicide

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 …


A father’s choice: Phil Tyler wants to talk about his son’s suicide

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, …


Self-harm rises sharply among tween and young teen girls, study shows

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 using AI to try to prevent suicide

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Police: 3 Bellingham deaths were homicide, suicide

Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.


Salem pedestrian’s death ruled a suicide

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.

Doctor: Aaron Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

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.

Case stirs question of school liability for student suicides

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.

Suicide ruled in death of man whose remains were found near Brooks Road in May

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.

Death of woman whose body was found near Riverside State Park ruled a suicide

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 …


Sarah Bain: We must talk with kids about suicide, then listen

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.


Dead climber directs recovery team to girlfriend’s body

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 veterans highest in western U.S., rural areas

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.

FBI rules Montana woman found shot dead in trunk in Spokane was an elaborate suicide

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 …


Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law

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.

Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy

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 …


Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac

Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.


Man kills 2 women, shoots self after fleeing cops, police say

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.


Montana police officer kills wife, self at home

A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Murder-suicide suspected in arson fire of Spokane Valley home

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 …


Boyfriend shoots at couple in bed, then kills himself

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.

Investigation into Spokane Valley deaths points to murder-suicide

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.

Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

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 …


State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

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 …


New Oregon law will screen patients for suicide risk before release

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.

Woman convicted for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide

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 …


Police investigating mother’s role in daughter’s suicide

Authorities are investigating a mother’s role in the 2016 suicide of her daughter in a motel room.


Pedestrian dies after jumping into Eastern Oregon traffic

Oregon State Police say a 23-year-old man died when he jumped in front of an SUV on Highway 395 near Pilot Rock.


Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death

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.