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Suicide

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  • Grammar Police target Florida State alumni solicitation

    Grammar Police target Florida State alumni solicitation
    "Your gift helps FSU maintain it's national reputation for excellence in education." That punctuationally great moment in alumni solicitation — it's "its," not "it's" — was revealed by "Star Trek's" Mr. Sulu, George Takei, who posted it...
  • Long-ago victim puts face on torment of bullying

    Long-ago victim puts face on torment of bullying
    As long-ago bullying victim Diane Silviotti spoke to a standing-room-only audience of children and adults in the Boys and Girls Club of Easton last week, 13-year-old Jasaydi Clemente edged toward the front. Silviotti's cerebral palsy makes her difficult...
  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The details of Robin Williams' death should not be covered up

    The details of Robin Williams' death should not be covered up
    A predictable cycle has emerged from media coverage of traumatic events like mass shootings or the suicides of famous people: first the news of the terrible thing, then the rush to report as many details as possible, then the backlash to the publication...
  • Robin Williams' suicide brings back pain of lost friend

    Robin Williams' suicide brings back pain of lost friend
    I don't have any heartwarming stories of Robin Williams to regale you with, as we mourn the death of a funnyman who shed tears of a clown behind dark shadows. I ran into Williams once, at a bathroom in a Las Vegas casino years ago, and purposely avoided...
  • Focus less on 'Why?' of Williams' death

    Focus less on 'Why?' of Williams' death
    Two of the best things I've ever read about suicide are poems. They contain no statistics, no quotes from experts, no discussion of antidepressants, none of the sound-bite analysis that has followed Robin Williams' death. They approach the topic in a...
  • My friend Brandon is living proof that suicide is not inevitable

    My friend Brandon is living proof that suicide is not inevitable
    My friend Brandon Rohlwing was the first person I reached out to when I heard about Robin Williams. "I worry about the air of inevitability," I wrote to him last night. Tweets and status updates and obituaries — immediate, voluminous and,...
  • To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

    To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide
    "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide." Albert Camus' famous opening sentence from "The Myth of Sisyphus" is obviously directed to people who aren't standing on the window ledge. Those planning to kill themselves...
  • Coen brothers' loser is winning over Cannes

    Coen brothers' loser is winning over Cannes
    CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
  • What Obama really said in Israel

     What Obama really said in Israel
    "I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'" — President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 — Very true. But how does the other side feel about...