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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2012-04-09 14:04
Subject:Mike Wallace’s Battle With Depression and Suicide
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Apr 9, 2012 1:20pm

Apr 9, 2012 1:20pm



At his lowest and most desperate, a bottle of pills and a suicide note seemed like the only answer for the legendary journalist Mike Wallace.

While the CBS 60 Minutes correspondent could make some of the most powerful leaders in the world sweat with nervousness, Wallace will also be remembered as a voice and face for those who have suffered in silence with depression and other mental illnesses.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2012-04-02 23:05
Subject:Suicide Attempt Sickens Crew, Shuts Down Fla. Hospital
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By Mike Clary
Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The emergency room of Northwest Medical Center was shut down and three firefighters were treated for contamination sickness Sunday after tending to a man who drank the pesticide malathion.
Created: April 1, 2012

April 01--MARGATE -- The emergency room of Northwest Medical Center was shut down and three firefighters were treated for contamination sickness Sunday after tending to a man who drank the pesticide malathion in an apparent attempt to kill himself.

Margate Fire Rescue division chief Dan Booker said paramedics were called to a Coconut Creek home in the 5900 block of 40th Lane just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday and found a man in his front lawn.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2012-01-05 21:48
Subject:Assisted suicide possible under strict rules: U.K. experts
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Updated: Thu Jan. 05 2012 12:50:06

The Associated Press

LONDON — An independent panel of experts in the U.K. says there is a strong case for changing British law to help terminally ill people die.

In a report Thursday, the Commission for Assisted Dying described the legal status of assisted suicide in Britain as "inadequate and incoherent." It is illegal to help a terminally ill person commit suicide, but prosecutions are rare. In 2009, the government's top prosecutor said most people who help terminally ill friends and family members die were unlikely to be charged.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-12-30 21:55
Subject:Jehovah's Witness Jumps To Death In Brooklyn
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A Jehovah's Witness jumped to his death from a Brooklyn rooftop yesterday. According to police, Dwayne Fagan, 48, jumped from the top of his apartment building in the Linden Houses in East New York just before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon as bystanders looked on. “I thought someone had thrown an air conditioner off the roof. I screamed and screamed for a minute straight,” said witness Antoinette George, who also lives in the building.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-12-09 07:50
Subject:Charges dropped against man accused of helping father commit suicide
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Bruce Brodigan of Massachusetts, who was accused of helping his father take his own life through an overdose of drugs and alcohol, will no longer face criminal charges.

By Amanda Falcone, Hartford Courant
December 9, 2011

Reporting from Hartford, Conn.—

Charges against a Massachusetts man who was accused of helping his father, a prominent lawyer, commit suicide were dropped Thursday.

Prosecutor Thomas Garcia told Judge Joan Alexander that he didn't want to continue to pursue the charges against Bruce Brodigan, 57, of Somerville, Mass. The judge approved the request.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-12-03 18:33
Subject:Teen's suicide calls anti-bullying programs into question
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By QMI Agency

GRANBY, Que. -- The mother of a Quebec teen who killed herself asked people on Saturday not to condemn the girl accused of driving her daughter to suicide.

Chantal Larose gave a brief press conference Saturday afternoon before burying her daughter's ashes at a cemetery in Granby Que., about 80 km southeast of Montreal.

Marjorie Raymond, 15, hanged herself in her family's garage on Monday.

Her mother said she had been the victim of bullying in her town of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, about 500 km northeast of Quebec City.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-10-03 17:54
Subject:Inter student sets herself ablaze for Telangana cause
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TNN | Oct 3, 2011, 03.59AM IST

HYDERABAD: Despite a series of appeals from political leaders, suicides for Telangana cause (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Telangana) are continuing. An 18-year-old Intermediate student immolated herself for the separate state cause at her house in Hayatnagar while an APSRC conductor hung himself at his house in Manchal on Sunday.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-10-02 02:07
Subject:Mystery surrounds suicide of Iranian bloggers
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Opposition supporters believe young couple were pressured to testify against missing human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi
Saeed Kamali Dehghan
guardian.co.uk, Friday 30 September 2011 11.59 EDT


Human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi is still missing after being arrested alongside two friends who later committed suicide. Photograph: Guardian

Two Iranian bloggers have killed themselves after being detained by security officials thought to be from Iran's ministry of intelligence.

Opposition activists believe Nahal Sahabi and her partner Behnam Ganji had been under intense pressure to testify against their friend Kouhyar Goudarzi, the prominent human rights activist. Goudarzi was arrested on the same day, 31 July, and remains missing.

At the time, the authorities refused to acknowledge holding them.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-30 00:02
Subject:El Cajon woman sells "suicide kits"
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Written by Steve Schmidt
9:12 p.m., May 10, 2011
Updated 10:44 a.m. , May 11, 2011


EL CAJON — Resting on the shaded, leafy porch of her El Cajon house, 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn gets right to the point: She says she’s not a merchant of death.

Yes, she sells $60 kits through the mail, with medical-grade tubing, a customized plastic bag and an instruction sheet, but she said it’s wrong to call them “suicide kits,” as others have in recent days.

She said they are designed to help the terminally ill make a graceful exit.

“I’m not killing people,” said Hydorn. “This is my chance to try to help them.”

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-27 21:33
Subject:Murder-suicides among elderly an act of desperation
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:15 pm | Updated: 8:27 pm, Tue Sep 27, 2011.

By Jo Ciavaglia Staff writer

They lived together and died together, but this was no romantic ending for the Middletown couple. Murder-suicide is what the coroner called it.

Jeanne Hoez, 90, had advanced Alzheimer's disease, a progressive illness that left her unable to respond to her environment. Her husband, Charles, 92, was at his "wits' end," according to Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell.

Police believe that Charles strung a hose from the couple's minivan through their first-floor bedroom window and pumped deadly carbon monoxide into the home. Their son, who lives in Upper Bucks County, found them dead in their bed Monday morning.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-19 19:00
Subject:Excerpt from 'The Crimean War: A History' by Orlando Figes: 'Trench Madness'
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“Trench fatigue was the big enemy of the summer months. By the tenth month of the siege soldiers had become such nervous wrecks from living under bombardment, so exhausted from the lack of sleep, that many of them could no longer cope. In their memoirs, many soldiers wrote of ‘trench madness’ – a mixed bag of mental illnesses, as far as one can tell, from claustrophobia to what later would be known as ‘shell shock’ or ‘combat stress’. Louis Noir, for instance, recalled many cases when ‘entire companies’ of battle-hardened Zouaves would ‘suddenly get up in the middle of the night, seize their guns, and call to others hysterically for help to fight imaginary enemies. These incidents of nervous over-excitation became a contagion affecting many men; remarkably, it affected first of all those who were the strongest physically and morally.’ Jean Cler, a colonel in the Zouaves, also recalled seasoned fighters who ‘suddenly went mad’ and shot themselves. Suicides were noted by many memoirists. One wrote of a Zouave, ‘a veteran of our African wars’, who appeared all right until, one day, sitting by his tent and drinking coffee with his comrades, he said that he had had enough; taking up his gun, he walked away and put a bullet through his head.” The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes, Pgs. 374 - 375.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-17 17:28
Subject:Sinéad O'Connor Posts Open Letter Discouraging Suicide Following Own Disturbing Tweets
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Today 12:53 PM PDT by Brandi Fowler

Sinéad O'Connor is opening up about her suicidal Twitter rant, just a few days after her disturbing disclosure shocked and worried her fans.

After posting a series of frightening tweets Wednesday, such as "now I wish I was dead, no hope," the singer responded to criticism over her words—and attempted to clarify them—in an open letter posted on her website this morning.

Her core message: don't hide your feelings—especially those relating to suicide—but she vehemently urged fans to think twice before actually acting on any dark, destructive emotions.

"Open letter to all people in who occassionally feel suicidal, or think, or have acted suicidally, including that really annoying Sinead woman that won't just shut the f--k up and stop making people feel uncomfortable.. #angrymobfromsimpsons," began the heartfelt, yet spelling-, grammar- and punctuation-eschewing post.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-17 15:57
Subject:Suicide Prevention Week starts Sept. 19
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By University of Connecticut

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut are poised to begin the fourth annual Suicide Prevention Week, this year running from Sept. 19-24, in an effort to bring attention to what is the second leading cause of death among college students.

“By raising awareness, increasing sensitivity, and providing tools and resources, Suicide Prevention Week is a step for our communities to actively take care of its own members when they’re having their most difficult moments,” says Barry Schreier, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services at UConn.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-10 11:54
Subject:Suicide victim ID'd more than 20 years after body found
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By TODD LESKANIC | The Tampa Tribune
Published: September 09, 2011
Updated: September 09, 2011 - 4:29 PM
NEW PORT RICHEY --

Gregory Greco was something of a free spirit and world traveler.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and earned a master's degree from the University of Montpellier in France. In 1984, the 33-year-old moved from his home in Wisconsin to the Tampa Bay area.

He got an apartment in the Lakes of Northdale community in Tampa and began working for the Tampa Cigar Co. In August 1987, Greco packed his belongings into his car and drove it to his father's seasonal home in Port Richey.

He left a note that simply said, "I'll be in touch."

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-09-07 21:48
Subject:Massachusetts Ballot Prop Promoting Assisted Suicide Gets OK
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by Steven Ertelt | Boston, MA | LifeNews.com | 9/7/11 5:54 PM

Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today the list of ballot proposals that will make their way on the 2012 ballot and one initiative would promote assisted suicide in the state.

All proposals now must be backed by the signatures of 68,911 states residents, which backers of the assisted suicide imitative must obtain by mid-November in order to move ahead to the next step. If they receive enough signatures, members of the state legislature can decide whether or not to pass any of them as legislation. Those that do not receive legislative approval must obtain another 11,485 signatures in order to qualify for the 2012 election.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-08-30 21:27
Subject:Clues reveal why men and women may choose different suicide methods
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By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog

August 30, 2011, 4:20 p.m.

A study looking at differences in suicide methods between men and women found that while women are less likely to shoot themselves in the head than men, there may be specific reasons why they choose to die that way.

Researchers from the University of Akron and Ohio State University examined 621 suicides that occurred from 1997 to 2006 in Summit County, Ohio. In addition to looking at methods of suicide and what led up to them they also divided the data by gender to see if men's and women's means to suicide were different.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-08-25 15:21
Subject:Police: Man who jumped from bridge may be serial killer
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Posted: Thursday, 25 August 2011 1:20PM


Dave Cohen Reporting
Kenner cops say evidence they found in the search of a suspect's home directly links him to murders at motels along Veterans Blvd.

Police say they found "trophies" from the killings at the Comfort Suites in Kenner and the Laquinta in Metairie. Some killers keep something that belonged to their victims, or from the scene as a memento of the murder.

Sources tell WWL First News that detectives also found evidence of other crimes. They intend to share their findings with other agencies to see if they can link the man to killings in other jurisdictions and determine if they may be dealing with a serial killer.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-08-15 10:45
Subject:New York State Office of Mental Health Launches State-Wide Youth Suicide Prevention Program With
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New York State Office of Mental Health Launches State-Wide Youth Suicide Prevention Program With Kognito's "At-Risk" Simulation

0,000 High School Educators Will Have Access to Online Training Beginning Today

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH), with New York City-based Kognito Interactive (www.kognito.com), announced the inauguration of an innovative three-year program to train 30,000 high school educators in suicide prevention using Kognito's At-Risk online training simulation. All of the State's 1231 public high schools and their private counterparts are eligible to apply for the program, which goes live today. Schools interested in joining the program can go to http://www.preventsuicideny.org/Kognito.html and follow the registration link.

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Poster:chantalzola
Date:2011-08-07 20:36
Subject:Combat vets in college, high suicide risk
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Published: Aug. 5, 2011 at 10:21 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Nearly half of U.S. military veterans currently in college report thinking of suicide and 20 percent said they had planned to kill themselves, researchers say.

Lead author M. David Rudd of the National Center for Veterans' Studies at the University of Utah and colleagues analyzed survey results gathered this year from 525 veterans -- 415 males and 110 females -- with an average age of 26.

Ninety-eight percent had been deployed in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan and 58 percent to 60 percent reported they had experienced combat, Rudd says.

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