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10 min ago |

Anna Smith note found on her dead body after couple make gruesome discovery

The Anna Smith note found on the college student's dead body indicates that she was "intent on harming herself," a police official said Monday. Smith's body was found in a heavily wooded area on Saturday by a couple, according to a Sep. 16 Fox News report.


Related Topix: Appalachian State University

4 hrs ago | 24 Hours

Military suicides outnumbered Afghanistan deaths

There were more suicides in the Canadian Forces since 2002 than combat deaths during Canada's Afghanistan mission, according to a report obtained by QMI Agency. In the 12 years that Canadians fought in Afghanistan, 158 Armed Forces members were killed.


Related Topix: Sports

6 hrs ago | Gawker

Woman Commits Suicide by Jumping Into Crocodile Pit

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok committed suicide on Friday by walking into a reptile farm outside the capital and jumping into a crocodile pit . Staff attempted to use large sticks to prevent the crocodiles from attacking her, but it was too late.


6 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sunny skies tied to suicide rates

In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled days and suicide rates. In the short term, sunny days were linked with an increase in suicide, but after two weeks of sunshine, the number of suicides dropped.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

10 hrs ago |

New Jersey man leaps to death with his dog

Authorities say a northern New Jersey man jumped to his death from a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with his dog in his arms. Palisades Interstate Parkway Police responded to a report of a car on fire on Henry Hudson Drive between Englewood Cliffs and Edgewater on Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

14 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Thai woman commits suicide by leaping into pond of crocodiles

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP on Tuesday. The incident occurred during opening hours at the farm which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the deadly reptiles from a walkway.


14 hrs ago | Live Science

Suicide Contagion: How the Media Can Help Fight It

Brian Dyak is president, CEO and co-founder of the Entertainment Industries Council , and executive producer of Dyak contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, World News, Austria,

15 hrs ago |

Suicide Pact themed T-shirt angers Calgary mom

Rocket Custom T-Shirts in Kensington is promoting a new line of "suicide pact" clothing which includes a window display and social media marketing that targets teen girls. A Calgary woman whose teenage daughter took her own life is angry a chain of T-shirt shops is selling a suicide-themed product line.


Related Topix: Social Media Marketing, Marketing

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Government urged to curb young Aboriginal suicide rates through education

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson from the Wambool Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Team held workshops this month, tackling the issue of suicide in young Indigenous people in Dubbo. "Everywhere I turn at the moment, whether it's in Dubbo or if it's in other parts of western NSW and other parts of Australia" she said.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News

Anna Smith committed suicide

Anna Smith 's body was reportedly found in a wooded area over the weekend, but the cause of death wasn't covered until Sunday. This report reveals that the ASU coed was found hanging from a tree in what is being called an apparent suicide .


Inside Bay Area

Martinez: March death of Alamo man in county jail deemed suicide

A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.


Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Lawsuit in Del. Inmate's Suicide Moves Forward

A Delaware family's lawsuit is moving forward against two state Department of Corrections officials in an inmate's suicide. The lawsuit was filed against former Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Stan Taylor and former warden Raphael Williams.


Related Topix: Delaware Government, Delaware, Howard R Young Correctional Institution, State Prisons, Prison, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals


Coroner: bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work and personal issues. The death on Feb. 26 death of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke triggered media interest because it occurred not long after the high-profile collapse of the Mt.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

Times Herald-Record

Sullivan walk helps boost suicide awareness

It could be your father, your sister, your cousin, your classmate. Someone you know - someone you love - could be at risk for suicide.


Related Topix: Kauneonga Lake, NY

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Loved ones walk to remember those who committed suicide

The fifth annual 'Out of the Darkness' suicide walk was held at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Center. Over 200 people gathered to remember loved ones that have died from suicide.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

CBS Local

Study: Sunny Days May Boost Suicide Rate

Researchers in Austria found that the number of suicides increased with the hours of daily sunshine for the day of the suicide as well as for prior sunny days, according the Live Science. "Sunshine on the day of suicide and up to 10 days prior to suicide seems to facilitate suicide," researchers wrote in the study report.


Pacific Daily News

Prevent: Raise awareness about suicide in Guam; don't let it be taboo subject

Suicide: In this April 28, 2011, file photo, Speaker Judith Won Pat, center, along with Sens. Aline Yamashita, left, and Dennis Rodriguez Jr., view statistics of suicide deaths during a round-table discussion on suicide prevention at the Guam Legislature. Pacific Daily News file photo Out of the Darkness Our Community Walks at 5:30 a.m. Sept.


Related Topix: University of Guam, Opinion

Malaysian Airlines Flight pilot "committed suicide"

THE pilot of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 deliberately killed himself and his passengers by turning off the oxygen supply, an air accident investigator will tell experts. Airline boss Ewan Wilson also believes there have been five other suicide tragedies involving commercial jetliners - which aren't linked to terrorism - in the last 30 years.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, World News, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Minot Daily News

Suicide awareness walk

Hundreds of people took part in the Minot Out of Darkness Community Walk on Saturday to bring awareness to the problem of suicide. This was the fifth year the event was held at Minot's Roosevelt Park, according to co-chairs Vicki Michels and Jessica Guillory.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, ND, Mountain, ND

Tyler Morning Telegraph

VIDEO: Family faces tragedy of losing son to suicide

DOUG MCSWANE, FATHER, looks at a photo of his son, Patrick, who was schizophrenic and committed suicide. EDITOR'S NOTE: These are the first articles in a series on the role of the church in addressing mental illness.


Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health