Stories tagged: suicide
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.
Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
In May, life became too much for Sally Anthony. She’d recently bought a home in Medical Lake and didn’t know a soul. Profoundly depressed and grieving the 2016 death of …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Accidental overdoses cause 90% of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a new analysis published Tuesday suggests.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Daybreak Youth Services says $500,000 budget gap could force closure of treatment facilities in Spokane, Vancouver
Daybreak, which was founded in Spokane in 1978, says its financial situation follows the troubled expansion of its treatment facility in the Vancouver area. Now the organization is seeking loans …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
An inmate in the Spokane County Jail died Friday after law enforcement say he jumped from a guard railing.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
A woman in Browne’s Addition was hit with a bullet another person used to kill themselves Wednesday morning, police say.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
The son told police his father had dementia and had grown more paranoid after he stopped taking his medication earlier this summer.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
U.S. military’s suicide rate for active-duty troops rises for a fifth consecutive year, Pentagon says
The U.S. military’s suicide rate among active-duty service members has climbed for five consecutive years, according to a Pentagon report released Thursday, as defense officials acknowledged a troubling rise that …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Alyse Ruriani, 24, is living in recovery from the depression and suicidal thoughts that plagued her teenage years. But every month she knows there’s a possibility some symptoms could return …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death has been confirmed a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office said Friday
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been reassigned as federal authorities investigate …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Officials say financier Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York
The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate how Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide Saturday, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected …
Sat., July 6, 2019
Late Saturday, May 11 – a day before Mother’s Day – he departed the Walmart store on Colton Street in north Spokane headed somewhere. Perhaps headed home, or maybe to …
Mon., July 1, 2019
Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter …
Fri., April 26, 2019
Medical Examiner confirms Amber Alert suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound during SWAT standoff
The Whitman County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that Justin P. Robertson,
Sun., March 24, 2019
In the span of one week, two teenagers have died by suicide in Parkland, the community still grieving the loss of 17 teachers and students last year in a deadly …
Sat., March 16, 2019
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide a possibility in unattended deaths of Newport couple
While Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide is a possibility in the death of a Newport-area elderly couple, they don’t yet know how they died.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Troopers investigate possible suicide in case of man found dead after pickup crashes on I-90 in Spokane
Washington State troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was found dead Monday night in his vehicle after causing a three-car collision on Interstate 90 near downtown Spokane.
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida’s busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Trump’s VA vowed to stop veteran suicide. Its leaders failed to spend millions set aside to reach those at risk.
The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach campaign shows otherwise, though, because of …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
An ex-Pullman High track star was shot and killed on University of Utah campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
“The biggest thing was the sense of failure. It’s demoralizing.”
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker’s 2012 suicide. The confidential settlement comes …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
At the center of it all, doling out wristbands and comforting words, were siblings Kayla and Koby Gardner, who lost their brother Skyler to suicide in March. The Gardners organized …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.