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  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    “Despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust finds. “These 142,000 ‘despair deaths’ in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade,” the report reads.
  • Survey: Lake Travis ISD students more likely to consider suicide than national peers

    02/17/2018 9:35:18 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 16, 2018 | Jacqulyn Powell
    A survey administered to students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades across Lake Travis Independent School District showed they feel more stressed and contemplate suicide and self-harm more than other students nationally. Lake Travis ISD administered the Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behaviors Survey to more than 1,400 students last year. Results were recently presented to the school board, pointing out that 773 of the students surveyed said they feel the stress of school is “too much.” School administrators also say 171 students said they considered committing suicide in the past year, and 80 of those 171 students had...
  • Swedish Bishop Claims He Is ‘Looking Forward’ to Hearing Muslim Call to Prayer in Sweden

    02/15/2018 12:11:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Church of Sweden Bishop Fredrik Modeus has announced his support for Muslims in the city of Växjö being able to publicly broadcast a call to prayer saying he looked forward to hearing it along with church bells. Bishop Modeus took to Twitter to say he approved of the application by Muslims in the city publicly broadcast their call to prayer on Fridays writing: “I welcome the application and look forward to hearing both church bells and prayer announcements in our city.” The tweet also included a link to the Bishop’s Facebook page, though any content has since been removed or...
  • Undocumented immigrant commits suicide over fears he'd be deported

    02/14/2018 11:54:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Phil Shuman
    His family says he was so petrified of being deported that a minor traffic accident sent him to suicide. We may never know for certain. Now they are mourning his loss and getting out the message of what they say living in fear can do to a person. His friends called him 'Trippy', his name was Luis Castenada, a 40-year-old father of two originally from Guatemala. The story is he came, one of eight kids, as an undocumented immigrant to this country as a young boy. His story ended this past Friday night in the San Fernando Valley when he...
  • Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Linked to Increase in Suicide

    02/10/2018 2:47:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/08/18 | Brandon Katz
    Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why was a hit for the streamer when it was released in March 2017. For a company built on buzz, the series generated massive amounts of conversation, including 11 million tweets within its first four weeks of availability. A Golden Globe nomination for star Katherine Langford certainly didn’t hurt either. Though initially conceived as a limited series, the show did leave things open enough for continued stories and following the mostly positive response, Netflix ordered a second season to debut in spring or summer of this year. But as has been covered before, the show may also...
  • The Guardian puts suicide hotlines up for its readers bereaved over the death of Fidel Castro junior

    02/02/2018 8:07:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Buying wholesale into the Cuban state media claim that Fidel Castro's eldest son committed suicide based on clinical depression, The Guardian put up suicide hotlines in its news write-up. They knew how much its readers identify with the Castros, and considered this a death in the family. The British lefty paper actually posted this notice at the bottom of its story about the demise of 68-year-old Fidelito Castro: • In the UK the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National SuicidePrevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13...
  • Fidel Castro's son commits suicide: Cuban state-run media

    02/01/2018 5:57:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/18
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.
  • Fidel Castro’s Son Commits Suicide

    02/01/2018 6:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2018
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. “Diaz-Balart, who had been attended by a group of doctors for several months due to a state of profound depression, committed suicide this morning
  • Dems vow to repeal parts of GOP tax law (Suicide Watch)

    02/01/2018 11:27:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2018 | MIKE LILLIS AND NAOMI JAGODA
    Democrats are vowing to undo parts of the GOP’s tax-code overhaul if they win back control of the House in November, hoping President Trump’s first major domestic achievement will be a liability for the Republicans in the midterm elections. The effort is reminiscent of the Republicans’ long-drawn campaign to hammer away at the Affordable Care Act and turn President Obama’s signature health-care expansion into a down-ballot albatross for the Democrats — an effort that helped the Republicans retake the House with sweeping election victories in 2010.
  • Glee’ star Mark Salling dead at 35 in apparent suicide

    01/30/2018 10:44:34 AM PST · by MNDude · 69 replies
    Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling reportedly is dead from an apparent suicide. Salling, 35, was found at the Los Angeles River in the Sunland section of Los Angeles, near his home, reported. The actor was facing considerable prison time after taking a plea deal in his child pornography case just weeks shy of his federal felony trial.
  • Mark Salling Dead of Apparent Suicide

    01/30/2018 10:42:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    We're told his body was found near a riverbed in Sunland ... the area where he lived. We do not yet know the manner of death. We're told he may have died after hanging himself.  We've learned the address where Salling was found dead near a little league field adjacent to a creek.  The former "Glee" star was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors. Prosecutors say he had 50,000 images of underage children. 
  • French warned about pitfalls of seeking to end their lives in Belgium

    01/20/2018 9:50:18 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | Sep 2017 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Belgian doctors fear the number of French people heading over the border to seek help to end their lives could shoot up and are warning that the road to the end is paved with problems. With the number of French people considering euthanasia as a viable way to end their daily suffering on the rise, the burden is largely falling on neighbouring Belgium. While active euthanasia, by which a person deliberately causes the patient's death, remains illegal in France, the procedure became legal in Belgium 15 years ago. What's the law in France? During Francois Hollande's leadership in March 2015,...
  • WikiLeaks-Inspired Developer Behind Game-Changing “SecureDrop” Found Dead

    01/09/2018 5:58:10 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-9-18 | Joshua Caplan
    The developer behind the game-changing, WikiLeaks inspired submission system “SecureDrop,” has allegedly committed suicide. “Second developer of WikiLeaks inspired submission system “SecureDrop”, security expert James Dolan, aged 36, has tragically died. He is said to have committed suicide. The first, Aaron Swartz, is said to have taken his own life at age 26, after being persecuted by US prosecutors,” tweeted WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account.
  • William Graham, son of Washington Post publisher, dies in apparent suicide

    01/04/2018 7:30:55 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26 2017
    William Graham, a lawyer, philanthropist, investor and son of a former Washington Post publisher, committed suicide last Wednesday, according to his brother – reminiscent of the suicide of his father more than 50 years ago. ...Graham’s mother, Katharine, ran The Washington Post when it won a Pulitzer Price for exposing then-President Richard Nixon’s Watergate Scandal. She is also portrayed in the upcoming film “The Post,” which tells the story of the paper’s efforts to publish the “Pentagon Papers” in 1971. The Graham family had owned the newspaper since Graham’s grandfather Eugene Meyer bought it in 1933. The family sold the...
  • Washington Post heir, 69, shoots himself dead, echoing his father's own 1963 suicide...

    12/26/2017 11:44:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 26, 2017 | Emily Crane
    Washington Post heir, 69, shoots himself dead, echoing his father's own 1963 suicide, days before Meryl Streep movie about the family was released William W. Graham committed suicide on December 20 at the age of 69 His Washington Post publisher father Phil Graham killed himself back in 1963 Graham's mother Katharine then served as publisher for the next two decades His death came days after a Meryl Streep film was released about his mother The heir to the Washington Post fortune, William W. Graham, committed suicide last week, echoing his publisher father's death in 1963. Graham, a 69-year-old lawyer, was...
  • Why Pray for Non-Muslims to Reach Heaven? Perak Mufti Asks After K-Pop Star Vigil (VIDEO)

    12/23/2017 1:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Mail Online ^ | Saturday December 23, 2017
    Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria claimed today that Muslims are forbidden from joining the candlelight vigil in memory of the Korean pop star who died of suspected suicide this week. The mufti asked about the necessity for Muslims to pray for a deceased non-Muslim to go to heaven especially when he allegedly committed suicide, after Astro Awani contacted him for his opinion. “Cannot. You’re forbidden from doing that. If the artist or individual was Muslim, we gift him the al-Fatihah verse. If it’s a non-Muslim, why would we pray heaven for him instead? “What more he committed suicide, why...
  • PA Promotes Music Video Calling For Suicide Attacks In Wake Of Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

    12/21/2017 9:49:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-21-2017
    The Palestinian Authority and PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Party have been airing a music video promoting suicide attacks, a nonprofit monitoring the Palestinian media reported on Wednesday. A music video recently making the rounds on Palestinian social media contains lyrics saying the Al Aqsa Mosque “is calling” and “life is insignificant … God, grant us Martyrdom.” “A million grooms and brides … will have written the marriage contract in blood,” the lyrics say, using language directly linked to suicide bombings. The video featured the photos of two suicide bombers who murdered three Israelis and wounded 128. The video has...
  • France Brings First Of 3,000 Migrants Directly From African Under New Migrant Plan

    12/21/2017 4:07:30 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-21-2017 | Chris Thomlinson
    France has begun a new initiative to bring in 3,000 migrants directly from Africa, as 19 Sundanese migrants arrived on Monday who will be temporarily housed in a monastery in Alsace. On Tuesday 25 migrants from Niger arrived in the country, followed by another group of African migrants on Wednesday. The flights will continue over the next two years, primarily from Chad and Niger, until the target of 3,000 is reached Die Welt reports. The new migrant initiative was negotiated by French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this year in an effort to prevent mass migration across the Mediterranean to Europe....
  • Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of Toronto billionaire and wife

    12/16/2017 6:08:32 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 29 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 16, 2017 | Joe Warmington
    Barry Sherman, a billionaire businessman and philanthropist, was found dead alongside his wife Honey in their Toronto mansion Friday morning, police sources told the Sun. Officially, Toronto Police aren’t commenting on the tragedy — other than to call the deaths of one of Canada’s richest couples “suspicious.” However, sources say police were working Friday night on the theory the demise of the billionaire Apotex founder and his wife, which has stunned the city and those who knew them, may have been a murder-suicide.
  • Why depression and suicide are rampant among American farmers

    12/16/2017 2:52:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2017 | Salena Zito
    NORWALK, WIS. — Not long ago, a local farmer here plunged into a depression so intense that he could barely muster the strength to leave his bed. The 40-something father of eight went dark for weeks, despite the enormous amount of daily work needed to keep his family farm going. “If you are running a small farm, you still have to get up and milk the cows. You got to go put the crops in. There are demands that nature doesn’t let you forget,” explained Jerry Menn, a farmer and doctor who was familiar with his friend’s crisis. “His massive...