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2 hrs ago | Lake County Record-Bee

Jail suicide settlement reached as new case filed

LAKE COUNTY >> A $732,499 settlement between various county departments, the hospital and the family of Jimmy Ray Hatfield has been reached. Hatfield committed suicide at the Lake County jail following his arrest during a mental health breakdown in 2010.


Related Topix: Prison, Lake County, CA, Clearlake, CA

6 hrs ago | The Age

Man committed suicide six days after brother's unsuccessful plea for help

Peter Zovak's brother begged ACT Mental Health to get help for his severely depressed, hallucinating, despondent sibling six days before he eventually took his life. But his desperate pleas for assistance, made less than a month after his brother was released by Canberra Hospital's mental health workers, fell on deaf ears.


8 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Linked to Saradha scam, Assam ex-DGP Shankar Barua commits suicide

In what can be described as a sensational incident, former Assam Police director-general Shankar Barua committed suicide here on Wednesday afternoon, exactly 20 days after the CBI had searched his house and interrogated him in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Confirming his death, Guwahati City Senior Superintendent of Police AP Tiwari said the incident occured at around 12:45 pm on Wednesday.


12 hrs ago |

Bitcoin CEO: Coroner rules suicide, virtual currency CEO jumped from 16th floor

The death of an American bitcoin CEO has been ruled a suicide by a Singapore coroner this week. The virtual currency CEO threw herself off of the 16th floor of her apartment building back in February.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WLKY-TV Louisville

Police investigate murder-suicide after crash

Police said the Puryears were in the process of getting a divorce and officers had never made any runs to their Louisville home. ALL FOUR MEN ARE BEING HELD ON A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR BOND.


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

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


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.


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

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

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.


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,

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