Posts tagged "suicide"

Danielle Staub Says Reality TV Made Her Suicidal

Disclaimer: You may want to flog me for what I'm about to say, but I must say it. As a person who has suffered a serious bout of depression, I have the utmost empathy for anyone who is suicidal. But I just have to question Danielle Staub's motivation for doing an interview with "Entertainment…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 18, 2011

Evening Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Reacts To Estranged Husband’s Suicide

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"'s Taylor Armstrong released a statement about her estranged husband Russell Armstrong's apparent suicide yesterday: "Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11-…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2011

“Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” Husband, Russell Armstrong, Commits Suicide

Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," was found dead Monday afternoon, the victim of an apparent suicide. Russell was found hanging in the bedroom of his Mulholland Drive home, but uncovered no suicide note. Wife Taylor was not in the home at the time. She filed…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2011

8 Things You Should Know About Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Husband

When we heard the very sad news that Amy Winehouse had been found dead in her apartment on Saturday, we were a little curious how Blake Fielder-Civil—Winehouse's ex-husband who she had called the love of her life—would respond. Apparently, he has been in jail since June, serving two years for stealing to get…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2011

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Jonathan Rhys Meyers of "The Tudors" was reportedly hospitalized this week after trying to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, People and The Sun are reporting. The 33-year-old actor, who's clocked in five stints in rehab for alcohol abuse over the years, was allegedly found slumped over on the ground by paramedics who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

“Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood Attempted Suicide

"Teen Mom" was always real ... but it just got real. Emergency personnel responded to Amber Portwood's house in Anderson, Indiana, on Tuesday morning after a call from Gary Shirley's mother claimed the 21-year-old mother was depressed and threatening to kill herself. According to Star magazine, police arrived to find Portwood lying face-u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2011

Girl Talk: And I Thought My Addictions Were Strange…

Thanks to the new TV show, "My Strange Addiction," I have nothing to feel ashamed about. The TLC series, which offers rubbernecking shock value, made my own struggles with addiction seem more commonplace.
By: Dorri Olds / February 7, 2011

Oprah Talks About Getting Pregnant At 14, Drinking Detergent As A Cry For Help

"Me getting pregnant was a result of bad choices, not having boundaries, sexual abuse from the time I was 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. ... My mother said, 'You can't stay here,' so I had to move with my father in Nashville. I hid the whole thing. ... My father as part of his decree…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 19, 2011

Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past few months, her classmates at Huron High School had been bullying Samantha when they learned her family was pushing a statutory rape charge…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Tim Gunn Admits He Attempted Suicide

Tim Gunn admits he once attempted suicide in a PSA for the Trevor Project—a hotline for LGBT and questioning youth. "As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself," he confesses. "When I woke up the next morning after taking more than 100 pills, I wa…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 6, 2010

Nicki Minaj Tells Her Gay Fans To Be “Fighters”

OK, maybe Nicki Minaj is not the world's most eloquent speaker. But you don't have to be Barack Obama to get the point across that suicide is never the answer. At the 2010 BET Awards, Nicki spoke up about the tragic suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped to hi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 4, 2010

Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed

This past week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student at Rutgers University, jumped to his death after finding out that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, secretly broadcast Clementi having gay sex over the Internet. Clementi posted about the incident -- and told his dorm's resident adviser -- before jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2010

A Real-Life Kitchen Nightmare

Joseph Cerniglia, a 39-year-old chef and restaurant owner, was found floating in the Hudson River on Friday after he took his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. His New Jersey restaurant, Campagnia, was featured on an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” back in 2007.
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2010

Study: Acne Sufferers Have More Suicidal Thoughts

Being a teen is hard -- but being a teen with really bad acne is positively suicidal, at least according to a new Norwegian study. Teens with bad skin are two times as likely to have suicidal thoughts, say researchers from the University of Oslo. The study examined the psychological habits of Norwegian teens. Fourtee…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 17, 2010

LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg’s Death Ruled A Suicide

In May of this year, I wrote about promising, young LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, who was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nevada, the day she was supposed to leave for a tournament in Alabama. The circumstances surrounding her death were a mystery, but now it has officially been ruled a suicide by…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2010

Quotable: Fantasia Confirms Overdose Was A Suicide Attempt

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that s**t ... I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 23, 2010

Why Are So Many Afghan Women Killing Themselves?

More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine's cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan's Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year -- a "several-fold" increase on previous years. Around…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 11, 2010

Fashion Video Attempts To Sell Suicide As Sexy, Fails

Ryan McGinely directed this fashion video for the South Korean brand Lewitt in which model Abbey Lee Kershaw plays the part of a woman who kills herself by throwing herself off a building. Three times. In different outfits. So, you know, it's like a suicidal fashion show. How ... creative. Frockwriter depressingly reports,…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 2, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: “Worried After Suicide” Responds

Thanks to reader ACooper’s suggestion, we now have a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” in which people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Worried," a high school student whose boyfriend's mother…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 21, 2010

Tila Tequila Fakes Suicide Attempt

Will some explain to me how Tila Tequila has fans anymore after her antics over the past year? Well, apparently people do still care. Over the weekend, Tila wrote on her website that one of her supposed multiple personalities had smashed everything in her room and sliced up her arm with glass. She…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 7, 2010