Stories tagged: suicide
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 …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Authorities identified two people found dead Tuesday at a home near Shelton, Washington, and said the suspect in the case shot and killed himself Wednesday in Pendleton, Oregon, after a …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Five people, including three children, found dead in a burned home in western Oregon appear to have been part of a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
100 years ago in the Spokane County Jail: Doctor orders “mashed potatoes and dough” diet to inmate to prevent suicide
From our archives, 100 years ago Charles Cooper, a prisoner in the county jail, broke a safety razor into pieces – and then swallowed it.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
The results of an investigation into the suicide of a Marine that suggested his unit might have a “drug problem” and highlighted a hostile work environment were withheld from the …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Japanese authorities have raided the country’s top advertising agency Dentsu as part of a criminal investigation into the suicide of a 24-year-old employee due to overwork.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 7 a.m.
This presidential election is unusually stressful for both Democrats and Republicans, according to a survey published by the American Psychological Association. Michelle Estelle, a licensed clinical psychologist, has never seen …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
The death of a woman who drowned in the Spokane River, and whose body was found early Friday morning, has been a ruled a suicide by the Spokane County Medical …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Klara Bowman grew up in Spokane and pursued a career as a kindergarten teacher, but she was fired early this year from Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma when she was found …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
A flight instructor and a student pilot had an altercation inside the cockpit of a small plane, and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before the …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Spokane police are called to help someone who’s thinking about committing suicide an average of three times a day, according to a new department report. The report analyzed the 556 …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Idaho’s suicide rate has long been far above the national average; the state had the 9th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014. But now, it has something it …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Between 1999 and 2014, the number of middle-aged white women dying annually from opiate overdoses shot up 400 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
A 75-year-old woman whose roommate died in a fiery suicide has been indicted on a charge she provided help.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
An average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a national awareness movement called #22KILL.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Police confirmed that one person jumped from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
A man is dead at the House of Charity after approaching police with a knife lodged in his body, urging officers to “kill me, kill me,” witnesses said.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 8 p.m.
Suicides and accidental drug overdoses hit their highest levels since 2009 in Spokane County, mirroring sharp national increases in both types of death over the past several years.
Tue., April 26, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Police were puzzled over a mysterious death in the Pedicord Hotel.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Authorities have identified a man with a history of disputes as the shooter who killed a man, wounded another then killed himself at Eugene’s Emerald Park.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:04 a.m.
MONTROSE, Colo. – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.