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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies

    Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies
    A 45-year-old man armed with a knife and suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds died Wednesday after he charged at Howard County police officers, who shot him in his Ellicott City home, police said. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in...
  • We can't know what led to Robin Williams' suicide [Letter]

    We can't know what led to Robin Williams' suicide [Letter]
    The suicide of Robin Williams is front page news. It has prompted commentators, "experts" and even politicians to express their views about what Mr. Williams should have done rather than take his life. Some have also offered their views about how people...
  • Suicide prevention effort deserves public support [Letter]

    Suicide prevention effort deserves public support [Letter]
    Our community knows as well as any that suicide takes an enormous toll on families, friends, co-workers, schools and entire communities.  It's time to take action. I have been personally impacted by suicide with the death of my daughter Katrina "Kara"...
  • Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

    Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling
    Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army base just five miles down the road. In many ways, it was the archetypal Fourth of July civic event...
  • Harford's new office building formally dedicated [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 23, 1964: Harford County's new office building in Bel Air was formally dedicated this week in 1964. The ceremony, which featured a historical address by C. Milton Wright, had an estimated 500...
  • Elderly relatives dead in apparent murder-suicide

    Elderly relatives dead in apparent murder-suicide
    Two elderly relatives who both battled health problems were found dead in an East Baltimore home Saturday in what Baltimore City police believe was a murder-suicide. Officers responded to a call of a suicide attempt around 11 a.m. Saturday in the 300...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]

    Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]
    Among the heartfelt tributes, the death of Robin Williams has also drawn what is now a predictable response — people saying stupid and insensitive things about depression and suicide while babbling too long in front of the camera or posting...
  • Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide

    Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide
    This is Robin Williams Week in America; we are mourning the death by suicide of an extravagantly talented man who made us laugh and think. Here are some thoughts, starting with the words of an old friend whose father killed himself: "Suicide inflicts...
  • Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat
    His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...
  • Mother has questions about son's alleged suicide at police station

    Mother has questions about son's alleged suicide at police station
    The mother of a 38-year-old man who police say sneaked a gun into a Baltimore police station and committed suicide said she doesn't believe the department's version of events. "I don't feel that my son committed suicide," Verdessa McDougald said. On...
  • Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

    Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal
    A blood test that monitors changes in one specific gene may someday allow doctors to predict those likely to attempt suicide. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University identified a chemical alteration linked to stress reactions and plan more studies....