Posts tagged "suicide"

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

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 after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013

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 one of the cyberbullies who tormented Rebecca Sedwick, 12, before her suicide, has been charged with child neglect and child abuse. Vosburg is the stepmom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

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 herself in September by jumping off the roof of a cement plant after being harassed online by other girls for over a year. Two girls,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

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 the incident passed around to her classmates. Her story was unspeakable and horrendous. Now, imagine that you’re one of her friends or loved ones and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2013

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, the body of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick was found at a former cement plant in Lakeland, Florida, where she committed suicide. Rebecca was reported missing o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

“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 Ryan Anderson, a player for the New Orleans Pelicans, reportedly told her in a fight hours before that he didn’t love her anymore. The 29-year-0ld…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2013

“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 actor did not show up to work this morning and was later found by his landlord having suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Young…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2013

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 boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, a player for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.  [US Weekly]
The first picture of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West out and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

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 to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and…

By: Rachel Krause / June 18, 2013

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 her from attending a Marilyn Manson concert in L.A. Oh, teenagers! I’m grateful she called a suicide hotline, who then called 911. [New York Post]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2013

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 suicide together Wednesday night, by suffocating themselves with plastic bags. The pair hosted a show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI Pacifica radio, and…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 5, 2013

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 the family’s Calabasas, California, home around 1:30a.m. regarding a possible overdose and “multiple cuts on one of her wrists.” The teen was taken from the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2013

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 blogger Allie deftly, and sometimes hilariously, chronicles what it’s like to live with depression. In a new entry, posted today, Allie explains how depression ca…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2013

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 Los Angeles Times, Hardy punched another boy, who was harassing him about cheerleading, which led to suspension from Hillview Middle School in Palmdale, California.  O…

By: Sarah Gray / April 18, 2013

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 posted online. Audrie was raped while passed out at a party in September 2012. The images were posted online and she killed herself eight day…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2013

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 a photograph of her rape passed around to her classmates. Rehtaeh’s family removed her from life support on Sunday.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2013

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, was found dead on Monday at around 11 p.m. following a fall from her 14th-floor dormitory on Manhattan’s West 114th Street, where her parents had…

By: Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

Fighting A War Against An Invisible Enemy, Soldiers Battle PTSD

Desperation, depression — and an overwhelming feeling of desertion — are the dangerous components that have contributed to the rising tide of suicide and mental health problems in the military. Just this week it was announced that for the sixth year in a row, suicide among members of the armed forces is on the rise.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2012

Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains to a 2005 law that will require doctors to tell a woman before her abortion that “the abortion will terminate the life of a whole,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2012