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  • Teen suicides up 70+ percent over a decade

    03/20/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 2018 | Breck Dumas
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported an alarming rise in the number of teen suicides between 2006 and 2016. The data analysis shows that the number of self-inflicted deaths of white children between the ages of 10 and 17 increased 70 percent during the time span. Black children and teens are less likely to kill themselves, but their suicide rate rose even higher judging from the study: an increase of 77 percent. The suicide rate among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 rose to a 40-year high in 2015. A myriad of factors is attributed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis' modus operandi

    03/19/2018 3:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Pope Francis' modus operandi Five years into the Bergoglio pontificate, Rorate is (finally!) far from alone in our reporting and analysis of Pope Francis. Several books exposing the behavior and methods used by Jorge Bergoglio have been, or are in the process of being, published.  Ross Douthat, the lone conservative columnist at the New York Times, has one such book in the works, which will be released next week. Mr. Douthat had a column in the Sunday New York Times (largely an excerpt from his forthcoming book) exposing the myth that Francis would grow the Church (Mass attendance has been down under...
  • Parents Of 12-Year-Old Say Son Killed Himself After Being Bullied Over Sexuality

    03/15/2018 3:22:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies ^ | 3/14/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    The parents of a 12-year-old Mississippi boy say he killed himself last week after being subjected to intense bullying. Andrew Leach of Southaven, Mississippi, was found dead at his family’s home March 6. Leach’s parents believe the sixth-grader had been struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and killed himself after being bullied by fellow students at Southaven Middle School. “He finally came out with the information at school that he thought he may be bisexual,” Matt Leach told WREG. “I think that really amped up the bullying.” Leach said Southaven Middle School students had threatened his son with...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies (suicide upon being ordered to leave the UK)

    03/13/2018 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 148 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | 3/13/18 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Monday, March 12, the Royal Court announced in a statement. His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah following Asr (afternoon) regular prayer on Tuesday, March 13, the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Prince Bandar bin Khalid’s death, official news agency WAM reported. Similar cables were also dispatched by the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • Q Anon: (3/5/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/05/2018 12:05:20 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,394 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread...
  • Why did Auburn grad kill himself in front of the White House?

    03/07/2018 10:46:42 AM PST · by bitt · 67 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 |
    Cameron Ross Burgess, known as just Cam to many friends, was a normal college student at Auburn University who liked to travel to the beach, watch movies and play video games, a former college friend said. "We were good friends in college," said Chris Call, in an interview with "He liked to joke around. He was kind, had an infectious laugh."
  • Officials: Man shoots himself to death near White House

    03/03/2018 10:40:00 AM PST · by · 80 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-3-2018 1:45
    WASHINGTON -- The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House - he's in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. The Secret Service tweeted about noon Saturday that personnel are responding and a person "allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line" of the White House. White House press secretary says "we are aware of the situation,...
  • Bob Woodward Warns the Media: We Could Drive Trump to Suicide

    03/01/2018 11:51:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush ^ | March 1, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now you gotta hear this. It’s Bob Woodward — of Woodward and Bernstein fame — and Bernstein himself worms his way into this sound bite. This is on Anderson Cooper 119 last night on CNN. He says to Woodward, “Nixon had a chief of staff who was a general,” that’d be Alexander Haig, “who was relatively new in the administration just like John Kelly. Any similarities here,” Bob, old buddy, old pal? WOODWARD: Haig told us. BERNSTEIN: Mmm! WOODWARD: It was astonishing, the interview. He said he was so worried about Nixon, that Nixon might take his life —...
  • Mystery of bound woman found hanged at Coronado mansion goes to court

    02/26/2018 2:18:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | 7:45 AM | Pauline Repard
    Officially, Rebecca Zahau died at her own hand. Investigators who first looked around the Coronado mansion where she reportedly was found hanging — naked, gagged and bound hand and foot — suspected they had a homicide on their hands. But after a seven-week investigation, Sheriff Bill Gore held a news conference to announce that evidence and autopsy results led to the conclusion that Zahau's death on July 13, 2011, was a suicide. Zahau's mother and sister have refused to believe that the 32-year-old surgical technician with a strong Christian faith killed herself. This week, trial is to start in San...
  • How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

    02/26/2018 12:23:02 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/25/18 | Erika Janik
    Your digital footprint — how often you post on social media, how quickly you scroll through your contacts, how frequently you check your phone late at night — could hold clues to your physical and mental health. That is the theory behind an emerging field, digital phenotyping, that is trying to assess people’s well-being based on their interactions with digital devices. Researchers and technology companies are tracking users’ social media posts and clicks in search of behavior changes that could correlate with disease symptoms. Some of these services are opt-in. At least one is not. People typically touch their phones...
  • 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.