Stories tagged: suicide
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Authorities are investigating a mother’s role in the 2016 suicide of her daughter in a motel room.
Mon., June 5, 2017
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
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.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Wed., April 26, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.