The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ in South Carolina: What to Know

The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.

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Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls, #youth

‘The Battery’s Dead’: Burnout Looks Different in Autistic Adults

Though little studied, exhaustion among people with autism has become its own pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #insomnia, #sleep, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #were-not-broken-changing-the-autism-conversation-book

Former Alabama Officer Is Sentenced to 25 Years for Murdering Suicidal Man

Huntsville city officials had spent $125,000 in public money to defend William Darby, saying he had been justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot Jeffrey Parker, 49, in 2018.

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Shashi Tharoor Is Cleared in India in Death of Sunanda Pushkar

Shashi Tharoor had been accused of driving Sunanda Pushkar to suicide in a case that the main opposition party had long criticized as politically motivated.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #decisions-and-verdicts, #india, #indian-national-congress, #politics-and-government, #pushkar-sunanda, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tharoor-shashi

Fourth Suicide at the Vessel Leads to Calls for Higher Barriers

A teenager killed himself Thursday afternoon at the tourist attraction, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.

#hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #national-suicide-prevention-lifeline, #new-york-city, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

The Unknowability of Other People’s Pain

While my father was alive, it was impossible for me to imagine his agony.

#bowels, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pain, #stomach, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A Mental Health Crisis Flares Among Young Children

The number of children under 13 who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed.

Toshio Akagi told his wife that he had compiled a dossier detailing the pressure he had faced to alter documents at the center of a political scandal. This week, she won her fight to see them.

#abe-akie, #abe-shinzo, #aso-taro, #japan, #politics-and-government, #suga-yoshihide, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

‘Disorder and Chaos’ in N.Y.C. Jails as Pandemic Recedes

Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-defender-services, #correction-department-nyc, #correctional-health-services, #hillman-rebecca, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #wilson-ryan-d-2020, #working-hours

Air Force Tries Virtual Reality to Stem Suicide and Sexual Assault

Officials are hoping that an immersive virtual reality experience aimed at getting airmen to intervene will succeed where years of traditional training have failed.

#defense-department, #headphones-and-headsets, #military-bases-and-installations, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-air-force, #virtual-reality-computers

Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

The Vessel at Hudson Yards Will Reopen With Changes

Visitors to the structure, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards complex, will no longer be able to enter alone, but its protective barriers will not be raised.

#accidents-and-safety, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

Jail Guards Charged in Epstein Suicide Could Avoid Prosecution

Two jail guards accused of browsing the internet and napping while Jeffrey Epstein killed himself reached a deal with prosecutors.

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Alabama Police Officer Is Convicted of Murdering a Suicidal Man

Jeffrey Parker had called 911 to report that he was suicidal and was holding a gun to his head when he was fatally shot by Officer William Darby, prosecutors said.

#huntsville-ala, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

In Vermont, Isolating Inmates Kept Covid at Bay, but at a Price

The state prison system is the only one in the nation where no one has died of Covid-19. But the strict lockdowns and quarantines that slowed the virus created their own problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quarantines, #solitary-confinement, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vermont

C.T.E. May Not Fully Explain Phillip Adams’s Shooting Spree

A finding of C.T.E. can help explain violence and erratic behavior by former football players, but it will not give a clear picture of why Phillip Adams fatally shot seven people, including himself.

#adams-phillip-m-1988-2021, #boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #football-college, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-football-league, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

What Led Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, to a Shooting Spree?

A small city that bills itself as “Football City U.S.A.” is grappling with the shooting deaths of members of a prominent local family by Phillip Adams who, many say, had been adrift after his N.F.L. career ended.

#adams-phillip-m-1988-2021, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #football, #lesslie-robert-d-1951-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-football-league, #norman-ralph-w-jr-1953, #rock-hill-sc, #san-francisco-49ers, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

I Helped Lead the Gun Control Movement. It’s Asking the Wrong Questions.

A campaign galvanized by mass shootings and assault weapons will inevitably find itself in a dead end. But there’s a way out.

#accidents-and-safety, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Brooklyn Man Kills Woman and Her Two Daughters, Then Himself

A 9-year-old girl returning home from a birthday celebration found her mother and two sisters had been murdered, the police said.

#domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #van-dyke-houses-brooklyn-ny

Lending Apps in India Shame Borrowers Who Can’t Pay Money Back

With techniques honed in China, a new breed of company offers expensive loans to people devastated by the pandemic. If they can’t repay, family and friends hear all about it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #hyderabad-india, #india, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #telephones-and-telecommunications

I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did

The thought of suicide is terrifying, but we have to make talking about it a part of everyday life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seatbelts, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse Founder and C.E.O., Dies at 65

Mr. Taylor died by suicide after suffering from post-Covid-19 symptoms, including severe tinnitus, the company said.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #kent-taylor, #louisville-ky, #restaurants, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #texas-roadhouse-inc, #tinnitus

How Meghan Markle Has Already Changed the Way We Talk About Suicide

Meghan’s decision to speak openly about her suicidal thoughts challenges a culture of secrecy that has stopped many people from seeking or offering help.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #winfrey-oprah

Raise the Minimum Wage to Prevent Suicide

There is a connection between people’s ability to pay rent each month and their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bryn-mawr-college, #columbia-university, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state-psychiatric-institute, #princeton-university, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

Piers Morgan Departs ‘Good Morning Britain’ After Attacks on Meghan

The television anchor stormed off the set of an ITV news program after his co-host, Alex Beresford, criticized his remarks about the Duchess of Sussex.

#beresford-alex, #good-morning-britain-tv-program, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #itv-tv-network, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morgan-piers, #news-and-news-media, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #television, #winfrey-oprah

In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives

The fight to survive lies at the heart of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s world, whether he is writing self-help books, painting, creating a suicide help line, or designing recycled housing.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kumamoto-japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sakaguchi-kyohei, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #writing-and-writers, #zero-yen-house

Palace Silent as Meghan and Harry’s Interview Dominates U.K. News

Buckingham Palace’s lack of response continued on Tuesday after the British broadcast of the interview touched off a second day of debate.

#buckingham-palace, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

My 8-Year-Old Threatened Suicide. Here’s What We’re Learning.

When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on the path to healing.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pediatrics-journal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

29 Guards Suspended at a Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence

Inmates reported being beaten while handcuffed at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey, the state’s only prison for women.

#edna-mahan-correctional-facility-for-women-clinton-nj, #justice-department, #new-jersey, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen

Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clark-county-nev, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

He Brought Moynihan Train Hall to Life, but Didn’t Live to See It

Many credit Michael Evans with turning the vision for the hall at Penn Station into a reality. Before it opened, he took his own life.

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150-Foot Vessel Sculpture at Hudson Yards Closes After 3rd Suicide

It was unclear when the structure, the huge Manhattan development’s centerpiece, would reopen.

#heatherwick-studio, #heatherwick-thomas, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #related-cos, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

In the Cold and Rain, India’s Farmers Press Their Stand Against Modi

Protesters have created camps around Delhi that are virtual cities unto themselves, using donations and their own organizational skills to help their battle against new government farm policies.

#delhi-india, #income-inequality, #india, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sikhs-and-sikhism, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

What Can Be Learned From Differing Rates of Suicide Among Groups

White Americans have higher rates than most other racial and ethnic groups.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #race-and-ethnicity, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The 48 Mountains That Held My Grief

After my son Ben died by suicide, I turned to hiking. I found myself: broken, but braver.

#grief-emotion, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A Wintry Tale of Deliverance

The George Saunders story “Tenth of December” poses a question that absorbs many patients and caregivers: Can we save ourselves or each other from suffering?

#bullies, #cancer, #saunders-george, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #yeats-william-butler

Japan’s ‘Twitter Killer,’ Takahiro Shiraishi, Is Sentenced to Death

Takahiro Shiraishi confessed to killing eight women he stalked on social media, and a man he thought suspected him, in crimes that evoked many of the country’s social fears.

#crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #japan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takahiro-shiraishi, #twitter

Trying to Understand What Drives People to Suicide

Readers, including those who have attempted suicide or who have lost family members, offer their insights.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

As Pandemic Threatens Britain’s Mental Health, These ‘Fishermen’ Fight Back

A charity called the Bearded Fishermen has begun a nightly suicide-prevention patrol around a town in England, looking for people in crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #recession-and-depression, #samaritans, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Happiness Won’t Save You

Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

#ann-arbor-mich, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #philip-brickman, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #the-savage-god-a-study-of-suicide-book

Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #firearms, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #veterans, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

My Adult Son Moved in. It’s a Nightmare. Can I Kick Him Out?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on evicting a relative who refuses to get help for his abusive behavior — and more.

#australia, #evictions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states

Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

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