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  • Prediction: More Guns, Less Suicide During Trump Administration

    07/17/2018 4:10:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been a number of recent opinion articles that attempted to create a linkage between firearms in society and the rate of suicides in society. The opinion articles contain explicit calls for more regulation of firearms in society, even though most of the policy prescriptions would have no effect on suicides. Banning or restriction semi-automatic firearms? Suicides only need a single shot.Banning or restricting magazine capacity? Suicides only need one shot. Magazines are superfluous to suicide.Reducing the age of sale for semi-automatic rifles? The same lack of logic applies. The general argument that more guns result in more...
  • Clinton Foundation Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of After Husband Posts Creepy Photos

    07/16/2018 3:41:34 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | June 19, 2018
    Shortened title. Full title: Clinton Foundation-Linked Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide After Husband Posts Creepy Photos To His Instagram There’s always a lot of chatter on the internet when celebrities die that their deaths were odd or suspicious. And when wealthy, powerful, or famous people die it often does accompany unusual circumstances, but these people do live unusual lives, after all. As with anything on the internet, there’s a few compelling theories out there but there’s also a whole lot of nonsense, so most people probably don’t pay too much attention to theories of cover-ups or “sacrifices.”...
  • Coroner: YouTube shooter shot herself through the heart

    07/10/2018 11:58:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 09, 2018 6:54 PM EDT
    Northern California authorities say a woman who shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the heart at the scene of the shooting. The Mercury News of San Jose reports Monday that the pathology report from the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office showed no evidence of alcohol or drugs in her system. Authorities say Nasim Aghdam stormed into YouTube’s campus south of San Francisco on April 3 and shot into a crowd of employees eating lunch. …
  • Ex-NBA Player Dead After Gunfight With Police

    07/08/2018 12:24:14 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies
    https://www.themaven.net ^ | Andrew Blake 4 hrs
    Friends and family said former UCLA star Tyler Honeycutt was acting erratically before he died Los Angeles, CA – A former NBA player and all-conference college player at UCLA died Saturday from what is suspected to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a gunfight with police. Tyler Honeycutt, 27, was identified by friends and his agent as the player who died in the standoff with police. The Russian team that Honeycutt last played for confirmed his death on Twitter. The BBC reported that Honeycutt’s mother called the police because her son was acting erratically. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)...
  • Ex-coach: Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt dies in suicide

    07/07/2018 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police.
  • La Plata Man Commits Suicide After Murdering 3-Year-Old Daughter

    07/02/2018 5:49:18 PM PDT · by Ikeon · 30 replies
    southern maryland news ^ | 7/2/2018 | Southern maryland news net
    On Sunday, July 1, 2018, at approximately 7:35 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gilbert Run Park located at 13140 Charles Street in La Plata, for a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers located a man and a young girl inside a pickup truck; both were deceased. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the man is the girl’s biological father. He had court-ordered visitation rights with her and was supposed to return her home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. When he did not arrive and no one could reach him, family members became...
  • Police: NYS Trooper shot and killed by school principal in Steuben County

    07/02/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    WHAM-TV, Rochester NY ^ | Monday, July 2nd 2018
    A New York state trooper in Steuben responding to an early-morning call in Steuben County. State police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m Monday morning on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin, not far from SUNY Corning Community College. Troopers say 29-year-old Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person. When Trooper Clark arrived, State police say 43-year-old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark, before apparently taking his own life. State police say Kiley was a school principal, but did not say which school he worked at.
  • The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

    07/01/2018 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | JULY 7, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Chelsea Manning—who became a male-to-female transgender after going to prison as Bradley Manning for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks—allegedly attempted suicide earlier this week. Manning was taken to a prison hospital after an apparent attempted hanging. This is not a surprise: “transgender” individuals have an alarmingly high suicide rate, somewhere north of 40 percent by some reliable estimates. A variety of explanations are often given for this astronomical figure, chief among them that transgender people are driven to kill themselves in such large numbers because they suffer from discrimination, bigotry and hatred.
  • Farmers in America are killing themselves in staggering numbers

    06/27/2018 1:14:02 AM PDT · by gattaca · 42 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | June 26, 2018 | Irana Ivanova
    "Think about trying to live today on the income you had 15 years ago." That's how agriculture expert Chris Hurt describes the plight facing U.S. farmers today. The unequal economy that's emerged over the past decade, combined with patchy access to health care in rural areas, have had a severe impact on the people growing America's food. Recent data shows just how much. Farmers are dying by suicide at a higher rate than any other occupational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The suicide rate in the field of farming, fishing and forestry is 84.5...
  • Publicist Jeanine Pepler dies by suicide at 50

    06/21/2018 9:47:50 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 74 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 20, 2018 | Jeanine Pepler
    Jeanine Pepler, the publicist who represented novelists Jay McInerney and Candace Bushnell, hanged herself Sunday night in her home in Sag Harbor, LI, taking her life the same way Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did earlier this month. Sources say she was 50.
  • Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

    06/19/2018 7:20:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Suicide has grown 30% since 2000, and is now a leading cause of death among young people. What can be done? With the memory of suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade in recent news, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released alarming statistics. From 2000 to 2016 there was a 30 percent increase in the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics…. “In 2016,...
  • An Extraordinary Thing Happened At Jordan Peterson’s Indianapolis Performance

    06/17/2018 2:25:53 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 32 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | June 16, 2018 | Mockarena, Co-Founder
    Y’all know I’ve been intellectually crushing on Jordan Peterson for months now, basically ever since I discovered him via the Lindsay Shepherd story back in December.  And then, when he mind-spanked Cathy Newman in that Mother Of All Interviews back in January?  Well, that was it.  I was hooked, and I’ve spent many hours binge-watching his videos since.  He is currently on a speaking tour, promoting his book, “12 Rules for Life” – which is a must-read. When I discovered he was coming to Indy, Mr. Mock and I were pretty stoked.  We bought tickets, and spent a little extra...
  • Court reinstates California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives

    06/16/2018 10:47:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/16/18
    A state appeals court has reinstated -- at least for now -- California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The court also gave opponents of its decision until July 2 to file objections. The law allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined that they have six months or less to live. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia declared the law unconstitutional last month, stating that it had...
  • Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

    06/14/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and its causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms nationally what I observed locally: suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999.While many researchers have studied the connection between mental illness and suicide, it’s important to note that more than half the people who commit suicide are not identified as mentally ill. So, what...
  • Driver Shoots Himself After High-Speed Chase

    06/14/2018 8:24:44 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 33 replies
    KNBC TV Los Angeles ^ | June 13, 2018 | Staff
    A driver who led a high-speed chase in a U-Haul pickup truck Wednesday afternoon through Southern California, weaving in and out of traffic with authorities in tow, shot himself in the Cajon Pass at the end of the pursuit.
  • Man Driving U-Haul Pickup Appears to Shoot Himself Following Pursuit Across Inland Empire

    06/13/2018 6:38:52 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 30 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 13, 2018 | Erika Martin
    A man accused of stealing handguns apparently shot himself after authorities chased the U-Haul truck he was driving across the Inland Empire Wednesday afternoon. The pursuit began in Santa Ana, on the eastbound 22 Freeway near where it meets Interstate 5, according to the California Highway Patrol. It had since wound its way through Orange County and the Riverside area, winding up on the 15 Freeway in San Bernardino County. While still scaling the pass, around 6 p.m., the pickup’s front left tire apparently blew out and was sending a trail of smoke and shreds of rubber behind the vehicle....
  • The United States of Suicide: 25% Surge Since 1999 Brought on by Debilitating Depression and...

    06/12/2018 2:59:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    Here’s a shocking and telling statistic on the direction of American society today: suicide rates have risen sharply in every U.S. state (except Nevada, which was already alarmingly high) from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide rates are up more than 30 percent in half of the states over the last couple decades. There were 45,000 suicides in 2016, up from 44,193 in 2015. Suicides on average across the nation have increased by 25%. Depression, isolation, opioids, technology, and substance abuse are to blame. But more important than the causes is the fact...
  • Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

    06/11/2018 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 171 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Melissa Healy
    Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide between 1996 and 2010, says a study published by JAMA Psychiatry. [snip] Among devout Catholic women — those in the pews more than once a week — suicides were a vanishing phenomenon. Among...
  • Prince Harry’s plea as Veterans take own lives once every 13 days this year

    06/10/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2018 | M. Nikol and S. Rayment
    "Save my heroes from suicide." Prince Harry has raised serious concerns about the number of British soldiers committing suicide after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Prince confided his fears about a recent surge in suspected suicides in a private letter to a decorated former war hero. His intervention comes as an investigation by The Mail on Sunday reveals veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now taking their own lives at a faster rate than their comrades died on the battlefield. At least 12 veterans are feared to have killed themselves since the start of the year...
  • After Celebrity Deaths, Suicide Hotline Calls Jump 25%

    06/10/2018 1:23:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    https://www.wsj.com ^ | 6/10/18 | Lara Korte
    As the world learned the news Friday that renowned chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain had died by apparent suicide, the same phone number flooded the internet. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1-800-273-8255—was pinned to the bottom of memorial Instagram posts, shared in tweets and ran alongside news obituaries. Whenever a notable person commits suicide, calls to the hotline spike, said Director John Draper. Just days before Mr. Bourdain’s death, news of another famous person had spread: handbag designer Kate Spade, whose apparent cause of death was also suicide. Calls jumped 25% in the two days after her...