Posts tagged "suicide"

Goldman Sachs Interns No Longer Allowed To Work Past Midnight

Since 2013, multiple investment banking interns have died from overwork and suicide. Will Goldman Sachs’s new policy help?

By: Jenn Frank / June 19, 2015

Yikes, “Wolf Of Wall Street” Banker Dude Dies From Cocaine Fueled Jump Off His Building

The 1980s have never left NYC when it comes to the party stylings of rich Wall Street I-banker dude bros.

On Friday, 29-year-old investment banker Thomas Hughes is believed to have jumped from his apartment on the 24th floor of his building at 1 West Street in lower Manhattan.

At the…

By: Katrin Higher / May 30, 2015

Gay Teen Says Grindr Pastor Told Him To Kill Himself

This guy isn’t just a hypocrite, he is straight up evil.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 21, 2015

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do.
Facebook’s new tool will allow…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
#YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
The KKK is threatening…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words and phrases like “suicide,” “tired of being alone,” “hate myself, “depressed,” and “help me.” The app then sends the user a notification so that they…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

A Look At War Machine’s Suicide Note And The Mental Health Of Abusers

War Machine, or Jonathon Koppenhaver — the MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend/model/porn star Christy Mack within inches of her life in August this year — tried to commit suicide by hanging in his jail cell last week. TMZ obtained a copy of the suicide note he left, and MMANews transcribed it (h/t Gawker for…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

5 Things I’ve Learned About Suicide Since My Dad Took His Own Life

Ever since I heard about Robin Williams’ devastating suicide, I’ve been thinking about this post and how I was going to write it. I’ve thought about it as I was drifting off to sleep. What did I want to say? How did I want to say it? Would it come out right? Would I even know…

By: Melissa Blake / September 14, 2014

So Someone You Love Is Suicidal

“‘Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor… I am Pagliacci.” — ‘Watchmen’

By: Kitty Stryker / September 1, 2014

The Soapbox: Calling Suicide Selfish Is Selfish

Selfish (adj.): Lacking concern for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
Death is not profitable or pleasurable. It’s just nothing. It’s just not suffering. It has nothing to do with benefiting or not benefiting oneself or others. Saying that someone was selfish for having committed suicide is like saying that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2014

An Open Letter To Zelda Williams: You Are A Survivor — And So Am I

Deleting your Twitter is the best thing you could’ve done, but I hope this letter still finds you.
Dear Zelda,

When I heard the news, I thought of you. I realize that no amount of consolation or sympathy will make it easier to grieve. But I want you to know that I know…

By: YourTango.com / August 20, 2014

Depression, Suicide & What I Do When I Need To Get Through The Day

I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my guard down for just a few minutes. It was enough time for me to walk into my kitchen, pick up a large knife, and touch…

By: Carrie Nelson / August 12, 2014

Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia, and police are treating it as a suicide. Williams had struggled with depression and drug addiction off and on for years. His publicist Mara Buxbaum…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2014

When A Woman Commits Suicide, Why Is Our First Instinct To Assume Something Went Wrong With Her Relationship?

I hope that whoever is charged with fashion designer L’Wren Scott’s burial packs that dirt on deep. Because in the days since her tragic suicide at the age of 49, the media has done nothing but give Scott reasons to roll over in her grave.

I’m sure you’re well aware of the biggest…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2014

Mick Jagger Releases Statement About His Girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s Death

I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.

I have been touched by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2014

Designer L’Wren Scott Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, known for her gorgeous red carpet dresses, was found dead today in her New York City apartment, hanged in an apparent suicide. The 47-year-old designer was discovered by her assistant this morning. Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will still ultimately determine a cause…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

Daisy Coleman, Teen Rape Victim In Missouri, Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Daisy Coleman, the Maryville, Missouri, teenager whose rape by a politically well-connected classmate attracted nationwide attention, tried to commit suicide this week.

Daisy was raped in 2012 at age 14 by some of her male classmates at a party she attended with a girl friend. Both girls were given alcohol by older boy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2014

Remembering Ned Vizzini (1981 – 2013)

On Friday morning I had just sat down at my desk at work when I got the message: my friend Ned committed suicide the day before.

What? No, not Ned. No. No. What? Why? Why now?

I don’t have anything original to say about grief, other than that incredulity, anger and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2013

Woman Takes Selfie During Suicide Attempt, Ends Up On The Cover Of The New York Post

Even more wildly inappropriate than the funeral selfie is the suicide selfie. An anonymous woman was caught snapping a selfie at exactly the same time a man was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. And naturally, her “selfie-ish” picture landed on the cover of the New York Post. Because the woma…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

This Brave Bus Driver Saved A Woman From Jumping Off A Bridge

Darnell Barton, a Buffalo bus driver, saw a woman who’d climbed over a guardrail and was leaning over traffic on the expressway below her. He knew he had to do something. Because nobody else was stopping their car, Barton wasn’t sure at first whether the woman was in distress. But he’s a former volunteer firefighter…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2013
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