Stories tagged: suicide
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
A man and woman found dead Thursday afternoon at a Coeur d’Alene apartment likely died in a murder-suicide. The bodies were found after other residents at the Falls Creek complex, …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Montana broadcasters will begin airing public service spots aimed at increasing awareness of the signs of suicide and the help that is available.
Fri., May 26, 2017
100 years ago today in Spokane: Prominent widow dies in Spokane River; plans for Centennial Mill announced
A 72-year-old woman – described by the paper as a “deranged” widow – ended her life in the way she had foretold, by throwing herself in the Spokane River. She …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a …
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Suicides are rare among children so young, but not unheard of. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an average of 14 suicides per year nationwide …
Sun., May 14, 2017
The best-case scenario for this series is that teens and parents will look at it together and openly discuss its many implications.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy’s suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
School officials never told the mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself that another student had thrown him against the wall two days earlier and knocked him unconscious …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
A police spokesman says the suspected gunman and a second person are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of a community college in suburban Dallas.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos and posts of crime and other questionable content following murders shown live on its site.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill that allocates $1 million for suicide prevention over the next two years.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Police in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself.
Sun., April 23, 2017, noon
The “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide,” a list of guidelines for media outlets developed by suicide prevention experts and journalists, emphasizes that suicide is usually the result of multiple causes, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
The Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognized internationally as a majestic symbol of San Francisco, and the United States. But for decades, and …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Alarmed by suicide rates persistently among the highest in the nation, Montana lawmakers moved closer Saturday to sending legislation to Gov. Steve Bullock authorizing $1 million to address a crisis …
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 …