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Study: Psychedelics improve mental health, reduce suicide risk

Baltimore - Despite the fact that psychedelic substances are classified as illegal in many countries, a large new study has found that lifetime use of them is associated with lower levels of psychological distress and suicidal tendencies.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.

Marijuana's relationship with mental illness

Washington D.c. - Stories about the success of medical marijuana have frequently hit the news wire, now an abstract from a Cato Institute study has given medical marijuana activists another reason to fight for the cause.

San Francisco police to hold public meeting after shooting

San Francisco - San Francisco police have called a public meeting Tuesday evening to respond to public concerns over Sunday's officer-involved fatal shooting outside Mission Station on Valencia Street.

Former Fox News reporter found dead in an apparent suicide

Dominic Di-Natale, 43, a former correspondent for Fox News was found dead Wednesday in Colorado of an apparent suicide, the county coroner told Fox News, The Washington Post reports.

Attempted suicide no longer a crime in India

New Delhi - Attempted suicide is no longer a crime in India, with the government repealing section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister informed the Indian parliament.

Taliban suicide blast kills six Afghan soldiers in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide bomber killed at least six Afghan soldiers in the suburbs of Kabul Thursday morning, officials said, the latest in a spate of Taliban attacks in the capital.

12-year-old boy commits suicide after intense bullying

It has been a week since Ronin Shimizu committed suicide on December 3. People have taken to online media to express a public outcry over the incident after years of bullying come to light.

Robin Williams paranoid before suicide

Los Angeles - Robin Williams had recently become more paranoid when he committed suicide by hanging himself, coroners said Friday, adding that he had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system.

Terminal California woman who sought right to die does it her way

Portland - A terminally ill Northern California newlywed who went public about her desire to choose the time and place of her death has died after taking a prescribed fatal dose of medication.

Brave fishermen save baby after mother tosses her in the ocean

Atlantic City - In a possible murder-suicide attempt, a young woman was seen tossing her month-old baby into the ocean from an Absecon Inlet jetty before jumping in herself. A nearby group of heroic fishermen dove to their rescue.

Op-Ed: The crocodile suicides — Inside the Thai zoo where things go wrong Special

Samut Prakan - On a recent Friday at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, a 65-year-old woman slipped off her shoes, clambered over a balustrade and plunged into a pit of hundreds of crocodiles. As workers rushed to distract the reptiles, the woman swam toward them.

Woman commits 'death by crocodile' in apparent suicide

Bangkok - In Thailand on Friday, a despondent 65-year old woman jumped to her death into a watery pit filled with voracious crocodiles while horrified onlookers looked on. The pool is said to house hundreds of the large reptiles.

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO

Geneva - One person commits suicide every 40 seconds -- more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster -- with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday.

Spanish psychologist suggests suicide as an option for pedophiles

San Sebastian - Javier Urra, a leading psychologist in Spain, admitted to guests at a book seminar held in San Sebastián, northern Spain on Monday, that he has recommended suicide to various recurring pedophiles and rapists who were his patients.

Josh Gracin seeks help for depression following suicide note

Josh Gracin, an American Idol season 2 fourth place finalist and country music singer, is getting treated for depression.

Review: Robin Williams becomes 'douchebag' to avoid being loved too much

Robin Williams didn’t even give the world the 90 minutes notice his character got in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” still on video kiosks.

Limbaugh claims Williams' suicide due to 'leftist worldview'

Comments made by the often-maligned conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh have sparked disbelief and ire from people around the world.

Op-Ed: The ignorant reaction to suicide

Malibu - Suicide is the coward's way out, killing yourself is a selfish act. Those two sentences hit my news feed when I got off of work and heard about the death of Robin Williams. If you are a person who believes those things, you are a heartless fool.

Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide

Tokyo - A renowned Japanese stem cell scientist who co-wrote research that was later retracted in an embarrassing scandal has been found dead of an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Mark Henick reads Mike Richey s letter.
Mark Henick reads Mike Richey's letter.
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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An ad for Hyundai s iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting  but failing to kill himself
An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide...
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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French Lawyer Oliver Metzner
French Lawyer Oliver Metzner
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VEGAS: The casino-lined Las Vegas strip.
VEGAS: The casino-lined Las Vegas strip.
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US actor Robin Williams  shown November 15  2005  has died from suspected suicide after a battle wit...
US actor Robin Williams, shown November 15, 2005, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of anguished tributes
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Rapper Earl Hayes
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An unidentified man attempted to jump to his death on top of Steve s music shop on Queen Street West...
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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Kick-Ass movie stunt men save woman from suicide
Kick-Ass movie stunt men save woman from suicide
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Photo shows the Sewol  the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school...
Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
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