At approximately 10:20 this morning, a knife-wielding man broke into an elementary school in Hubei, wounding six people and fatally stabbing three students. [ more › ]
In his piece on Robin Williams, Andrew Solomon of the New Yorker states that every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide. Actually, it’s every second of every day, as people choose the action, or inaction, that will end their lives sooner. When the patient with metastatic melanoma, who is quite capable of getting to the refrigerator, refuses to […]
I spoke with a friend several days after the shocking news that Robin Williams had committed suicide. How could this beloved actor and storied comedian, my friend wondered, not understand or care that fans around the world adored him? And why, he further inquired, wasn’t that alone reason enough to live? Nonetheless, this person, barely […]
But this time, the depression was worse than I could have ever imagined and I couldn’t handle it. I got my dad’s 45 caliber gun and shot myself in the stomach.
In a series of extended tweets, So You Think You Can Dance judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has responded to criticism of his comment on last night’s show about the suicide of two friends; now, he’s doubled down on what he said, writing that “committing suicide is both stupid and selfish.” For a counterargument, read this therapist […] read more »
This age-progressive image shows what Trenton Duckett may look like today after vanishing from his Leesburg home at the age of 2 in August, 2006. His mother, 21-year-old Melinda Duckett, later committed suicide after facing public scrutiny.
Pat Robertson knows why Robin Williams committed suicide. We'll let the televangelist himself explain. "You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide, like Robin Williams recently, and you say, ‘What is the deal with...Show More Summary
Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday explained to his viewers that Robin Williams had recently committed suicide because "the heathen" worships false gods like fame and money. "What is your God? Is it money?" Robertson asked. "So,...Show More Summary
People who don’t know God know idols, instead, and are destined for ruin. And that, says Pat Robertson, is what happened to Robin Williams. “You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide like Robin Williams recently and you say, what is the deal with him? What happened?” Robertson said on “The [...]
On Wednesday's edition of The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson used the death of Robin Williams to sell his message about embracing Jesus Christ as the one true God. In Robertson's view, Williams was a "heathen" who committed suicide because he worshipped false gods like fame and money.
An autopsy performed on a Louisiana man police said shot himself in the back and died while handcuffed in the back of a squad car earlier this year reveals another side…Continue
After Robin Williams died, my Facebook feed was full of ads for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. There's a reason for this: when celebrities commit suicide there may be an increase in suicide, copycat acts if you will. Publicizing...Show More Summary
Robin Williams had the chance to work in Las Vegas, according to the latest report by TMZ. Robin Williams’ fans had been under the impression that the actor had committed suicide because of depression surrounding his money troubles. Robin Williams’ so-called financial problems have been vehemently refuted by close friends and family. This latest Robin
Funny, how many autopsies of police-related deaths in custody turn up minor discrepancies like these! An autopsy report released this week cast further doubt on a police officer’s claim that a suspect committed suicide by shooting himself...Show More Summary
According to a coroner's report obtained by NBC News, Victor White, a 22-year-old black man, committed suicide in the back of a police car by shooting himself in the chest while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The report contradicts the official police account, which said White shot himself in the back. Read more...
In the past we’ve seen polar bears dropped from the sky and animals committing suicide rather than face climate change. Those didn’t go over very well. So, the Sierra Club and the McKibbenites muse to themselves; what to do? Why “kittens” of course. We”ll borrow from the old National Lampoon Magazine cover and say “do…
End-of-day news: Soldier at Fort Lee reportedly commits suicide, and more. [ more › ]
Last week, Henry Rollins brought a shitstorm of controversy down on himself when, in an L.A. Weekly column, he castigated Robin Williams and others who have committed suicide, writing that when someone commits suicide, “I can no longer take this person seriously. I may be able to appreciate what he or she did artistically but [...]
Henry Rollins has apologized for criticizing those who have committed suicide, saying in a post to his website, “That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me.” He adds that it wasn’t his intent to draw anyone’s...Show More Summary
Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com Last week Henry Rollins posted column called "Fuck Suicide," which was an ill-timed, scathing editorial about how people who commit suicide "blew it" and if anyone is suffering from depression or contemplating suicide, they should should "hang in there" (no puns intended, right Hank?). Show More Summary