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Research shows blood test may reveal suicide risk

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University believe they have found a genetic indicator that would show a person’s risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments

Al Qaeda releases video of U.S. suicide bomber in Syria

Beirut - Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a U.S. suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.
In the Media by AFP

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.
In the Media by Milton Este

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Famed Golden Gate Bridge to get suicide netting

Los Angeles - San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge is to get suicide netting to try and stop people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said.
In the Media by AFP

Mississippi Tea Party leader commits suicide

Jackson - Mississippi attorney and Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 3 comments

92-year-old vet shoots himself at Arlington National Cemetery

Washington - A man who mysteriously shot himself in Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning has now been identified as 92-year-old former Air Force Colonel Robert Terrill of Falls Church, Virginia.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Boy finds mummified body in abandoned house

Dayton - A boy wandered into an abandoned home only to discover the remains of a mummified body. The coroner stated the body was in the home for five years.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

Two cops, one shopper killed in bizarre Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas - Two suspects shouting "this is a revolution" killed two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor Sunday and killed a third person at a nearby store before fatally shooting themselves.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

Valencia - A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Murder suspect who disappeared with 8-year-old girl found dead

A body found in a Washington-area park is believed to be that of a man suspected of murdering his wife and kidnapping an 8-year-old homeless girl.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer

U.S. Navy man saving lives at home Special

“Before a missile is fired, I am what’s known as ‘Sanity Check’. With headphones, I can hear the orders given and verified for the target to be hit and the type of weapon to be used. This is the fourth and final check that is seen on the screen.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Teen Florida couple kills police officer then commits suicide

Windermere - Florida police have identified a young couple found dead near the body of a fallen police officer. Allegedly, the teen couple killed the officer then turned the gun on themselves.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Ex-Deutsche Bank exec 'anxious' about probes before suicide

London - A former top executive at Deutsche Bank, who committed suicide in January, was worried about investigations into Germany's biggest lender, an inquest into his death heard on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

France's Orange hit by 10 suicides since start of 2014: watchdog

Paris - Ten employees of French telecoms giant Orange have committed suicide since the beginning of the year, nearly as many as the whole of 2013, an organisation that monitors work conditions said Tuesday.Labelling it a "serious alert", the Observatory for St...
In the Media by AFP

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

U.S. border agent suspected of raping migrants found dead

Mission - A US Border Patrol agent suspected of kidnapping, raping and brutally assaulting three undocumented immigrants, including two children, was found dead in his South Texas home on Thursday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

British govt 'won't block assisted suicide bill'

London - The British government will not stand in the way of legislation that would permit assisted suicide, the Ministry of Justice said Sunday as parliament prepares to examine a bill.The governing coalition will not order its lawmakers to block the proposals...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Police probe apparent suicide of Bitcoin CEO Radtke

Singapore - The Singapore Police Force continue to investigate the sudden death of virtual currency and Bitcoin world rising star Autumn Radtke who was found dead in her Singapore apartment.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

'Aid in Dying' movement gains momentum in U.S.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a pathologist, was satirized by media pundits who dubbed him “Dr. Death.” He was both assailed and respected for the “assisted-suicide” movement he championed in the U.S.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 5 comments

Former U.S. soldier jailed for Iraq atrocities dies

Los Angeles - A former American soldier jailed for raping an Iraqi teenager and executing the girl and her family in 2006 has died in an apparent suicide in prison, a spokesman said. Steven Dale Green, was convicted in 2009 over one of the most chilling crimes.
In the Media by AFP

Teen suicide prompts calls for Italy 'cyberbullying' law

- Italian lawmakers on Wednesday called for a law against "cyberbullying" following the suicide of a 14-year-old girl whose cry for help on a website was met with a torrent of abuse and encouragement to self-harm."Kill yourself", "Nobody wants you" and "...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Rising suicide rate raises concern in U.S.

Although the failure of the nation’s mental health care system has been getting the most attention because of gun massacres, a far more insidious threat is being reported.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 6 comments

Executive commits suicide with nail gun

The CEO of a Colorado company, under investigation by state insurance regulators, has committed suicide with a nail gun while under investigation.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Deceased South African actor found hanging from a tree

Pretoria North - Fifty-nine-year-old South African actor Nico Liebenberg was found dead Sunday, hanging from a tree close to his home in Pretoria North.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Dad tosses three-year-old son off 52-story building then jumps

New York - After losing a bitter custody battle to his ex-wife, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, tragically threw his 3-year-old son off a 52-story building in New York City's Upper West Side then plummeted himself immediately after.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 7 comments

Right-wing evangelist biblical PTSD 'cure' sparks outrage

For years the military has spent billions researching Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but according to mega-church televangelist Kenneth Copeland the cure for PTSD can be found in the Bible.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Suicide notes left by a French couple, 86, slam 'cruel' law

Paris - The double suicide of an elderly couple in France has provoked emotion and debate in the country as details of their plight hits the headlines.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 7 comments
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BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide barrier of the iconic span, where hundreds have jumped to their deaths.
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Aaron Swartz, who downloaded 4.8 millions files from JSTOR and fought against keeping scholarly material behind pay walls, committed suicide on January 11, 2013. He was 26 years old.
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An unidentified man attempted to jump to his death on top of Steve's music shop on Queen Street West. However, someone talked him out of it.
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An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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