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Suicide

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  • 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...
  • Guest column: Never safe to ignore depression

    Guest column: Never safe to ignore depression
    Throughout the day and evening last Monday, we all received the word: Robin Williams had committed suicide. We were deeply saddened, shocked and in disbelief. He had enormous exuberance, energy, creativity and vitality. He was such an incredibly talented,...
  • Robin Williams and a discussion on depression

    Robin Williams and a discussion on depression
    The circumstances that bring about a national conversation on mental health are almost never good. Most recently, the apparent suicide Tuesday of actor and comedian Robin Williams touched off a discussion among our readers on depression. In the past, mass...
  • 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...
  • Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss

    Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss
    A couple of weeks ago, Gene Simmons said some harsh things about addiction, depression and suicide in an interview. This week, in light of Robin Williams' apparent suicide on Monday after struggling with addiction and depression, those things sounded even...
  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • An outpouring of grief -- and compassion -- for Robin Williams

    An outpouring of grief -- and compassion -- for Robin Williams
    When Robin Williams' death was announced Monday afternoon, the crush of letters that usually arrives after major news breaks took several hours to materialize. Perhaps the shock of losing such a seminal and beloved figure in entertainment so great that...
  • Williams shows mental health no laughing matter: Editorial

    Williams shows mental health no laughing matter: Editorial
    With news Monday that Robin Williams, beset with depression, had taken his life, social media pulsed with condolences, appreciations and eulogies for the beloved "The World According to Garp" star. Straight away, the world according to Fox News anchor...
  • MARIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIAL SAYS WILL NOT DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF SUICIDE NOTE

    MARIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIAL SAYS WILL NOT DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF SUICIDE NOTE
  • ABC 7's Ryan Chiaverini records song to benefit suicide awareness

    ABC 7's Ryan Chiaverini records song to benefit suicide awareness
    Five years after losing his brother to suicide, Ryan Chiaverini is singing a happier tune  --  for a good cause. The co-host of WLS-Ch.7’s “Windy City Live” wrote and recorded an upbeat summer ode to Chicago, incorporating local...
  • Comic virtuoso Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

    By Sarah McBride TIBURON, Calif., Aug 12 (Reuters) - Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California....
  • Robin Williams' Autopsy to Take Place on Tuesday

    The autopsy for Robin Williams is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12, following the comedic actor's death on Monday at the age of 63. It's set to take place at the Marin County Coroner's Office in San Rafael, Calif. While the cause of death is believed to be...