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Compassion and Choices Used Name From Brittany Maynard Sympathy Card for Assisted Suicide Petition

A woman who says she signed a sympathy card for Brittany Maynard says the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices took her name from the card and placed it on a petition to legalize assisted suicide. The pro-life advocate says she never signed a Compassion and Choices petition to support legalizing assisted suicide. Iowa Right […]

Tweets From Delayed Holiday Fliers Include Pretty Good Emoji Suicide

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There's no worse delay than when you're trying to get to where your family and friends are. Reasons might include maintenance, that Nor'easter that's pounding the east coast, or even the President. Here are some of the best gripes I've found on Twitter for this holiday week. Read more...

Key Sponsor of New Jersey Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide Withdraws Support

New Jersey State Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), the powerful chairman of the Senate Health Committee who had been the prime sponsor of a doctor-prescribed suicide bill, announced that he has withdrawn his support for the measure. Vitale told online news source “I initially supported the idea of the bill and signed on. After a […]

What Could Undermine China’s Anticorruption Efforts? Suicide

Yanzhong Huang Security, China  "If they commit suicide, not only would they retain their rank and reputation, but their illegal gains would not be confiscated."  On November 13, the deputy commissar of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, Vice Admiral Ma Faxing, committed suicide by leaping from a building at a naval complex in Beijing. Show More Summary

Patients Like Brittany Maynard Need Hospice Info, Not Assisted Suicide

Did you know that November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month? A time when hospice organizations publicize the truly compassionate care for the dying and those in pain? A time when media should be presenting high-profile stories of dying patients receiving excellent care and living quality lives? Oh, you didn’t hear any of that? Neither […]

Op-ed: Why I Started a Transgender Support Line

A large proportion of transgender people have attempted suicide. Here's one attempt to stop it. read more

Defying Court Order, Canadian Newspaper Publishes Retaeh Parsons' Name

A second young man has pled guilty in the child pornography case involving Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old Canadian girl who died last year after she was taken off life support following a suicide attempt. Her family says Parsons was...Show More Summary

'Cake' Trailer Starring Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston plays a troubled woman investigating the suicide of a fellow support group member in the first 'Cake' trailer. [...]

Americans don't care about Ebola anymore

Remember when Ebola threatened to destroy America? Remember when self-serving politicians warned that ISIS militants could smuggle the virus across the border in the form of biological suicide bombers? What a difference one month makes,...Show More Summary

Time to Revitalize Congress?

(Steven Hayward) Scott kindly noted a couple days ago my appearance earlier this month at Yale’s William F. Buckley Program on the topic of James Burnham. While Burnham’s classic Suicide of the West was the main focus of the conference,...Show More Summary

An Attack on a Volleyball Match in Paktika: A Brutal "One Off" or the Taliban Reasserting Social Control?

On November 23rd, a (probably) Taliban suicide attacker targeted a local inter-district volleyball tournament in southeastern Paktika province, Afghanistan. At least 45 people were killed during the explosion and many of the 20+ who were injured died at a nearby hospital. Show More Summary

Two female suicide bombers kill at least 30 at Nigerian market

Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria that are blamed on Islamist militants.

Two teenage female suicide bombers kill 30 people in Nigeria

Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria killing at least 30 people

Dying From Cancer This 17-Year-Old Could Have Committed Suicide, But He Chose Life

“Ah, dear friend, when something happens in life, do you ever think of the moment that caused it, the seed from which it grew? How can I explain it…? Imagine a field being sowed and all the promise that’s contained in a grain of wheat, all the future harvests… Well, it’s exactly the same in […]

New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls

San Francisco-based Trans Lifeline has collected an all-trans staff of volunteers who aim to make the crisis hotline experience more comfortable and accessible for trans callers. read more

How to Cope When a Loved One Commits Suicide

It's never an easy thing to lose a loved one. When someone takes their own life, however, it can present its own set of challenges. Here, we'll discuss how to cope with this particularly difficult type of loss. Read more...

Michelle MacLaren to direct 'Wonder Woman' and her TV credits should have you excited

Warner Bros. has found its "Wonder Woman" director in TV veteran Michelle MacLaren. She has signed on to develop and helm the movie, which follows "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad," according toThe Hollywood Reporter.Though...Show More Summary

Afghanistan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians

Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, a day after a suicide bomber pulled off the country’s deadliest insurgent attack this year.

Great-grandson of D’Agostino supermarket founder dead

A University of Virginia student and the great-grandson of the founder of the D’Agostino supermarket chain committed suicide.

Death With Dignity? Study Shows Friends and Family of People Dying in Assisted Suicide Suffer PTSD

In a way, this may be a hopeful sign. A study in European Psychiatry shows that 20% of close friends or family who witness assisted suicide develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the study: Of the 85 participants, 13% met the criteria for full PTSD (cut-off?35), 6.5% met the criteria for subthreshold PTSD (cut-off?25), and 4.9% met the […]

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