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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Help getting help: Mental illness in Carroll County

    If tragedy is a bitter draught, then perhaps there is still the chance of distilling something better from it. Actor Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday, Aug. 11, and his wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement that he had been suffering...
  • Robin Williams' suicide focuses attention on Parkinson's, depression

    The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease. Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement...
  • 11 dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

    QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Eleven Taliban-linked militants were killed and 13 members of the Pakistani security forces wounded in attacks on two air force bases in the west Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said. The attackers did not get...
  • Our say: We need courage to face suicide, depression

    Courage comes in many forms, and most of them don't get you any medals. A week ago we ran a story about the courage and persistence that got Rachel Vander Kolk, a standout athlete and a recent graduate of Severna Park High School, through a couple of...
  • Bonus Years: Robin Williams and the prevalence of later-life suicide

    Robin Williams made us laugh in life. Now, in death, he makes us think. Williams' death makes us think because he died by his own hand. "How could he," we ask. He had everything — including four Oscar nominations and one win for "Good Will Hunting...
  • Rachel Vander Kolk story [Letter]

    Thank you so much for your recent story on Rachel Vander Kolk (The Capital, Aug. 10, "Reclaiming Rachel"). It was a beautiful portrait of a strong and resilient young woman and I know that many readers took heart from her story of persevearance and hope....
  • Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally

    Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally
    When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing to...
  • Mort Sahl tells of time Robin Williams was his one fan

    MILL VALLEY Calif. (Reuters) - Robin Williams was the only person who came backstage to see him when satirist Mort Sahl gave a show 17 years ago, and the 87-year-old comic said it marked the start of a close friendship that ended with the comedian's...
  • Robin Williams: See him as reason to live

    Robin Williams: See him as reason to live
    Robin Williams' death is prompting a discussion about depression and suicide that's unusual and welcome for the culture. Fans are heartbroken about his loss and fondly remember his long, varied career. But because of his stature as a beloved performer...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all

    I first heard about Robin Williams' death while I was standing in line at my mother's viewing and a friend's BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. It was a surreal, if brief, moment. Not to be insensitive, but while I always liked Mindy's...
  • Modi promises access to banking for India's poor

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Friday greater access to financial services for nearly 500 million Indians who do not have a bank account, many of whom are now at the mercy of money lenders who charge extortionate interest....
  • GUSD continues to monitor students' social media posts

    GUSD continues to monitor students' social media posts
    Glendale school officials will continue to monitor students' public posts on social networking sites this academic year, saying they will then be able to intervene if students appear to be in danger of hurting themselves or others. Glendale Unified made...