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  • 'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting, sheriff says

    09/20/2018 7:38:32 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-20-2018 | Katherine Lam
    "Multiple victims" were being treated after a "horrific shooting" in Aberdeen, Maryland on Thursday, authorities said. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting near Spesutia and Perryman Roads in Aberdeen. The first shots were reported just after 9 a.m. There was no immediate word on any suspects and it wasn't known if officials had taken anyone into custody in connection with the incident. "We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. The conditions of...
  • Half of transgender male teens have attempted suicide, study finds

    09/13/2018 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 13, 2018 | by Reuters
    Transgender adolescents are far more likely to attempt suicide than teens whose identity matches their sex assigned at birth, and trans male youth are especially at risk, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly half of transgender teens who identify as male but were assigned a female gender at birth have attempted suicide at least once, the study found. And 42 percent of adolescents who don’t identify exclusively as male or female have at least one prior suicide attempt. About 30 percent of trans female teens - who identify as female but have birth certificates that label them as male - have...
  • Data Shows That Suicide Rate Of Transgender Teens Is Breathtakingly High

    09/13/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 69 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/12/2018 | Brandon Morse
    One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria. This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates. ..... Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%). ..... Compared to the suicide rate...
  • Horror: Five People Were Killed In A California Shooting Spree Last Night

    09/13/2018 7:02:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 9/13/2018 | Matt Vespa
    There was another tragedy in California last night. A spree shooter shot and killed five people, including his wife, and then committed suicide. Authorities say this was not a random shooting, that all of the victims are connected with this senseless act of violence, and that the spree arose from a domestic dispute (via NBC News): Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff's officials said. It was not clear why the man went on the rampage, but there may be...
  • Man Decapitated In Suicide Inside Santa Monica Parking Structure

    09/05/2018 9:52:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    A man was decapitated by the rope he used to hang himself in a Santa Monica parking garage Wednesday. The suicide was reported at about 12:40 p.m. The man was found on the seventh floor of parking structure four located on the 1300 block of Second Street, according to Santa Monica police. The garage is located a block away from the Third Street Promenade.
  • 'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

    09/05/2018 8:12:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Emma Newburger
    Ever since Donald Trump's improbable political rise, many have attributed his appeal among the white, male voter base to economic anxiety. Faced with unemployment and wage stagnation, these voters elected a president who promised to fight for jobs. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward Trump. "Changes in life expectancy were an independent factor in voting choices. Reduced health prospects are an important marker of dissatisfaction, discouragement, hopelessness, and fear — sentiments that may have...
  • Jamel Myles' mother: 'I blame myself for my son's suicide' [video]

    08/29/2018 2:18:19 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th August 2018 | BBC News
    Nine-year-old Jamel Myles took his own life days after returning to school in Denver, Colorado, following the summer holidays. His mother, Leia Pierce, says it was because of homophobic bullying. She spoke to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
  • Kayaker tied large rock to ankles to drown herself, officials say (student loan death)

    08/28/2018 3:40:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | 7:03pm | Katherine Lam, Fox News
    A 24-year-old kayaker who vanished during a family camping trip in Georgia had tied a rock to her ankles with an extension cord in an apparent intentional drowning, police said on Monday. Maranda Whitten’s body was located in Point Lake Monday morning, three days after she was last seen in a teal-colored kayak. The vessel, along with the paddle, life jacket and Whitten’s uncharged phone, were located near a dam in Shaefer Heard Campground on Saturday. “Maranda did have an extension cord which was missing from the campground tied to her ankles which was then tied to a large rock,”...
  • Police: Mom hospitalized after killing disabled son, attempting suicide

    08/26/2018 8:56:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, August 26, 2018
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A single mother fatally shot her severely disabled 7-year-old son and then attempted suicide after years spent caring for her child, authorities and family friends in Oregon said Wednesday. A relative found Tashina Aleine Jordan, 28, unconscious Monday at the Bend home she shared with her son and mother. Authorities found the boy, named Mason, and pronounced him dead. Notes at the scene indicated Jordan was the shooter, police spokesman Lt. Clint Burleigh told KTVZ-TV. Jordan remained hospitalized Wednesday and clinging to life after taking a combination of pills, said Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel.
  • 9-year-old Denver boy dies by suicide after being bullied at school, mother says

    08/27/2018 7:27:40 PM PDT · by the_daug · 98 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2018, 12:12 PM | By Caitlin O'Kane CBS News
    A Denver mom says her 9-year-old son died by suicide in their home on Thursday after experiencing bullying in school. She is now sharing the story in hopes of shining a light on bullying and suicide, KDVR reports. Leia Pierce says bullying was a factor in the death of her son, Jamel Myles, who started fourth grade just last week. Over the summer, Jamel came out to his mother as gay, she said. "(H)e looked so scared when he told me. He was like, 'Mom I'm gay.' And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was...
  • 9-year-old Denver boy dies by suicide after being bullied at school, mother says

    08/27/2018 2:51:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    CBS ^ | August 27, 2018
    Denver mom says her 9-year-old son died by suicide in their home on Thursday after experiencing bullying in school. She is now sharing the story in hopes of shining a light on bullying and suicide, KDVR reports. Leia Pierce says bullying was a factor in the death of her son, Jamel Myles, who started fourth grade just last week. Over the summer, Jamel came out to his mother as gay, she said. "(H)e looked so scared when he told me. He was like, 'Mom I'm gay.' And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was driving,...
  • Do too many sex partners contribute to high suicide rates in the LGBTQ community?

    08/21/2018 5:39:09 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 21th August 2018 | Taylor Stevens
    In a sweeping, one-hour meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune's editorial board on Monday, the Salt Lake County Republican Party's new communication director made claims about the LGBTQ community that the county health department described as "wildly inaccurate" and Equality Utah said are " deeply irresponsible. " Dave Robinson joined county GOP Chairman Scott Miller, who has been on the job for a little more than a month, for a conversation about where they see the party headed on issues ranging from water to land use and the LGBTQ community. Miller said he's looking to make his party "relevant again"...
  • Plane stolen by 'suicidal' employee crashes near Seattle

    08/11/2018 12:57:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    WDTN ^ | 08/11/18
    A "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said. Preliminary information suggests the crash occurred because the 29-year-old man was "doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills," the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, said on Twitter the man was suicidal and there was no connection to terrorism. Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous...
  • California Legislature Passes Bill Letting People Kill Their Family Members in Assisted Suicides

    08/09/2018 9:17:20 AM PDT · by Norski · 43 replies ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alexandra Snyder
    Yesterday afternoon, the California Senate passed SB 282 which legalizes aiding, advising, or encouraging assisted suicide. The bill was rushed through on the first day the legislature returned from its summer recess, giving no opportunity for debate or even opposing remarks. The bill was introduced in the wake of Life Legal’s challenge to California’s assisted suicide law. We registered our opposition to the bill early on, as it grants complete legal immunity to anyone who wants to facilitate the death of someone who is defined as “terminally ill” under California’s assisted suicide law. The law defines “terminal” as a condition...
  • 'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'

    08/09/2018 8:32:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Kidder’s daughter, Maggie McGuane, told the AP “It’s a very unique sort of grief and pain. Knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them.” Kidder is best remembered for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the Superman films. The Canadian-born actress had long been open about drug and alcohol addictions, which she said partially triggered her very public breakdown in 1996. The screen icon was equally open about her bipolar diagnosis. When speaking about her lifelong struggle with mental illness, she told the Los Angeles...
  • Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

    08/08/2018 3:08:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    CTV News (Canada) ^ | 08/02/2018 | Staff
    An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home. Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to...
  • Tattooed Model Known as Zombie Boy, Dies at 32 (suicide)

    08/04/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by libh8er · 73 replies
    Failing NYT ^ | 08.03.2018 | Amisha Padnani
    Rick Genest, a model who was known for his head-to-toe tattoos and for appearing in the music video for Lady Gaga’s 2011 song “Born This Way,” has died at 32. Dulcedo Management, which represented him, confirmed his death on its Facebook page on Thursday but did not say where or precisely when he died. He lived in Montreal. On her Twitter account, Lady Gaga said the cause was suicide, and that it was “beyond devastating.” “We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it,”...
  • ‘My 600-lb Life’ star found dead at 30

    08/03/2018 8:36:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies ^ | By Christine Burroni
    James “L.B.” Bonner was found in a ditch with a gunshot wound in Lexington, S.C., according to a police report.... Police found Bonner during a welfare check and EMS was also called to the scene, according to the report. “As we await information from the coroner’s report on Mr. Bonner’s death, we are not seeking any persons of interest or suspects as part of our continuing work on the case,” Bonner, who was also an amputee due to an ATV accident, struggled with weight and alcohol use through his life and went on the TLC show to get his health...
  • Man Suspected Of Murdering George HW Bush's Doctor, Commits Suicide Confronted By Police

    08/03/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/03/18 | Chris Irvine
    The man charged with murdering George H.W. Bush’s former cardiologist committed suicide Friday after being confronted by two members of the Houston Police department, officials said. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo declared "This is our suspect" at a press conference less than an hour after Joseph Pappas, 62, shot himself near his home in Houston. Acevedo explained that a witness called authorities at 9:21 A.M. to say he had seen a suspect he believed was Pappas, as well as a wallet with his ID that he left on the ground. Acevedo said he wasn't sure if Pappas left the wallet...
  • Suspect in Murder of Cardiologist Kills Himself During Encounter with HPD in SW Houston

    08/03/2018 10:07:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 08/04/2018 | Staff
    Joseph James Pappas was charged with the murder of Dr. Mark Hausknecht Joseph James Pappas, 62, the suspect in the fatal shooting of Dr. Mark Hausknecht, killed himself on Friday morning during an encounter with two police officers in southwest Houston. Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a press conference that the Houston Police Department had received a call about Pappas’ location. Acevedo detailed Pappas was wearing a bullet proof vest.