Posts tagged "suicide"

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.

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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 had just committed…

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 posted image…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 7, 2010

Porn Actor Wanted For Murder Falls To His Death

Stephen Clancy Hill, the porn star charged with killing one colleague and injuring two others, committed suicide after an 8-hour police standoff on Saturday. He had been at large since the incident last Tuesday, after fleeing from the scene with the weapon that looked like a samurai sword. This weekend, a SWAT team located Hill…

By: Kelli Bender / June 7, 2010

Supermodel Noemie Lenoir Attempted Suicide

French supermodel Noemie Lenoir, who has modeled for Victoria’s Secret and Gap, among others, is recovering in a hospital after being found unconscious in a forest as a result of a failed suicide attempt on Sunday. She apparently consumed a deadly combination of pills and alcohol while staying at ex-boyfriend Claude Makelele’s home in La…

By: Annika Harris / May 13, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Mom Committed Suicide”

My boyfriend’s mom committed suicide a couple of days ago, most likely from stress from her divorce, financial issues, and selling of their house. Right now he has the support of his immediate and extended family. I’ve been blessed with zero death experience, so I’m not sure how this would affect him as a person,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 29, 2010

9 Teens Charged After Classmate Commits Suicide

Nine Massachusetts teens were charged today with statutory rape, violation of civil rights, criminal harassment and disturbing a school assembly in conjunction with a bullying incident. Back in January, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince was jumped by a group of male and female students in the school library and hallways. Phoebe was verbally harassed, physically abused, and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2010

Model Daul Kim Commits Suicide In Paris

The writing was on the wall. Twenty-year-old model Daul Kim, who authorities believe committed suicide yesterday, gave indications that she felt pressured by the fashion industry on her blog, I Like to Fork Myself, and in interviews. “I’m usually very miserable, so I reward myself with a fur coat every year,” Kim told RUSSH

By: Annika Harris / November 20, 2009

France Telecom Suicide Epidemic Now Tallies 25

It sounds like something out of a mind-control horror movie: France Télécom, the European telecommunications giant, has now seen 25 of their employees commit suicide in the past 18 months. The most recent incident occurred yesterday when a 48-year-old engineer with a wife and family hanged himself in his home. These suicides aren’t coincidental. Victim…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here’s the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages on her Facebook wall appeared. Her parents blame “cyberbullying” and said in a statement, “Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2009

Woman Jumps In Front Of Train, Search For Body Ends In Her Bed

French police were hurriedly searching for the body of a 58-year-old woman who threw herself in front of a train on Tuesday, assuming the 93 miles-per-hour impact would have sent her body flying. There was only a little blood on the platform and on the train itself, so the police brought in helicopters to hel…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009

Webcam Records Woman’s Suicide Attempt

“Your daughter is going to die right now” were the words that jarred Mohamed Hossain from sleep yesterday in Phoenix. His daughter tried to hang herself after her boyfriend, whom she had been speaking with in a chat room via a webcam, told her he was moving out of the country. The webcam continued to…

By: Annika Harris / July 8, 2009

Mother Saw Suicide As The Solution To Foreclosure

A 53-year-old mother and wife committed suicide in Taunton, Mass. soon after faxing a letter to her mortgage company saying by the time they foreclosed on her house later that day, she would be dead. After the mortgage company received the fax around 2:30 p.m., they called police, who found Carlene Balderrama’s body at 3:30…

By: Annika Harris / July 24, 2008
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