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Suicide

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  • 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...
  • Flirting with depression: The problem with suicide hotlines

    Flirting with depression: The problem with suicide hotlines
    The suicide of Robin Williams is one of those permeating cultural events that's more than just the loss of a performer who meant so many things to so many generations. The nostalgic older folks remember his "nanu nanus," the Gen X'ers "O! Captain,"...
  • No magic cure-all for depression

    We are all shocked and saddened by last week's pparent suicide of Robin Williams. It leaves us all with a number of questions, including: How could it happen to him? He was so successful. Why couldn't they cure him? He had access to the best mental...
  • Help prevent a tragedy

    Amid the outpouring of remembrances following the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, we should take this opportunity to honestly confront depression and mental illness. Depression is an affliction affecting an estimated 17 million Americans,...
  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

    App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues
    Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012. The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion. One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
  • Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday. A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the...
  • Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression

    Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression
    The end was shockingly sudden: a belt hung on a door; an assistant's distraught call to 911. But the road that led to Robin Williams' apparent suicide at age 63 was a long one — and if you knew where to look, there were plenty of signposts...
  • Academy's Robin Williams Tweet Criticized by Suicide Prevention Group

    A tweet from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences about Robin Williams' death has proven popular, but not with one suicide-prevention group. The tweet, sent out Monday at 5:56 p.m., shows the genie from the 1992 "Aladdin" with the message,...
  • 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...
  • Rush Limbaugh Concerned Media Coverage of Robin Williams' Death Could Lead to Copycat Suicides

    By Jason Hughes LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - On Rush Limbaugh's radio show Tuesday, he was asked about the apparent suicide of Robin Williams. A caller said that the media used to downplay celebrity suicide, but that this has changed, surmising that there...