Stories tagged: suicide
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Former Idaho State Rep. Brandon Hixon, who resigned last November amidst a criminal investigation into sexual abuse, has committed suicide, House Speaker Scott Bedke confirmed Tuesday morning.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases
State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themselves in …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
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
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
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
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
A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017
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 …