Posts tagged "suicide"

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,

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | December 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | November 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” said Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Two Girls Arrested Over Suicide Of 12-Year-Old Bullying Victim Rebecca Sedwick

Two Florida girls have been arrested in conjunction with the suicide of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who was brutally bullied by as many as 15 classmates. Rebecca killed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 8:00 pm

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

You might remember the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada who hung herself after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of…

Ami Angelowicz | September 18, 2013 - 6:16 pm

15 Girls Under Investigation For Bullying 12-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide

Listen up, rugrats: you need to cut this shit out. Bullying on social media, I mean. Just stop. And grownups: it’s your responsibility to take bullying seriously. Earlier this week,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“The Bachelor” Star Gia Allemand’s Suicide Details Emerge

Gruesome details have come out about reality TV star Gia Allemand’s suicide: she hung hanged herself with a vacuum cleaner cord while on the phone with her mom. Allemand’s boyfriend…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2013 - 10:42 am

“Jett Jackson” Disney Star Lee Thompson Young, 29, Dead Of Possible Suicide

Lee Thompson Young, an actor on “Rizzoli & Isles” who also starred on the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” has died at 29 from an apparent suicide. The…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Gia Allemand Of “The Bachelor” Hanged Herself

Yesterday, Gia Allemand, 29, from Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor” died after attempting to commit suicide on Monday. Sources said that Allemand hanged herself and was found by her…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 10:24 am

VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants…

Rachel Krause | June 18, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Paris Jackson Was Mad At Family For Not Letting Her Attend A Marilyn Manson Concert

Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, allegedly tried to commit suicide two nights ago by attempting to OD on pills after a family member forbade…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 10:40 am

Couple Who Ran Self-Help Talk Show Found Dead In Apartment After Joint Suicide

Yo guys, get ready for some dark times. Like something out of a Todd Solondz movie, self-help radio show hosts Lynne Rosen, 46, and her boyfriend John Littig, 48, committed…

Julie Gerstein | June 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Paris Jackson, 15, Hospitalized In Alleged Suicide Attempt

Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, was hospitalized last night after an alleged suicide attempt. TMZ reports that a 911 call was placed from…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Blogger Allie Of Hyperbole & A Half Finds The Funny Moments In The Darkest Depression

If you’ve ever been depressed or if you’re currently depressed or are wondering if you’re possibly depressed, walk — no run! — to the blog Hyperbole & A Half, where…

Julie Gerstein | May 9, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Nigel Hardy, 13, Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being A Male Cheerleader

Another bullied teen took his life on Monday: Nigel Hardy, age 13, had been bullied due to his participation in an extracurricular activity he loved, cheerleading.

According to The

Sarah Gray | April 18, 2013 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Three Teen Boys Arrested, Charged With Rape, After Suicide Of Audrie Pott

Three teen boys in California have been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old girl, who committed suicide after pictures of the rape were…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Columbia University Freshman, 18, Jumps To Her Death From 14th Floor

There is no way to discuss this in a manner that’s particularly comfortable or even couth, so I’ll start with the facts: Martha Corey-Ochoa, an 18-year-old Columbia University incoming freshman,…

Rachel Krause | August 30, 2012 - 9:20 am