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  1. obits
    Heather ‘Dooce’ Armstrong Has Died at 47The pioneering blogger was known for her candid writing about motherhood and depression.
  2. bullying
    What We Know About the Death of Adriana KuchFour students are facing charges related to the assault of a classmate days before she died by suicide.
  3. crime
    Woman Convicted in Texting-Suicide Case to Be Released EarlyMichelle Carter, who was convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself over text, is getting out of jail tomorrow.
  4. crime
    A 21-Year-Old Woman Is Accused of Pushing Her Boyfriend to Kill HimselfInyoung You was charged with manslaughter after her boyfriend died by suicide. She insists she didn’t urge him to do it — but prosecutors disagree.
  5. science of us
    Teen Suicide Is Now a Public Health CrisisThe suicide rate jumped 56 percent over the past ten years.
  6. crime
    Five Suicides Linked to Frat Bro Fascinated With DeathA former Truman State University student is accused of giving “advice on how to commit suicide” to his frat brothers who killed themselves.
  7. mental health
    Teen Suicide Rate Increased Following the Release of ‘13 Reasons Why’A new study suggests the Netflix show may have contributed to the spike in teen suicide rates.
  8. obituaries
    Father of Sandy Hook Victim Found Dead by Apparent SuicideThe news comes days after two teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting died by apparent suicide.
  9. power
    Another Parkland Student Has Died by an Apparent SuicideHis death comes just days after news broke that another survivor of the school shooting took her own life.
  10. obituaries
    Parkland Survivor Sydney Aiello Has Taken Her Own Life“It breaks my heart that we’ve lost yet another student from Stoneman Douglas.”
  11. crime
    Teen Who Urged Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself Over Text Is Going to JailMichelle Carter will serve 15 months for involuntary manslaughter.
  12. science of us
    My Life As a Suicide Text Line VolunteerAs told by a 20-something graduate student.
  13. science of us
    Three Identical Strangers Is the Best Documentary I’ve Ever HatedIt’s ultimately infuriating.
  14. loss
    A Mother Considers Her Son’s Final ThoughtsAnd a type of suicide we don’t fully understand.
  15. science of us
    Suicide Is on the Rise — Especially Among WomenThough men and boys have higher rates overall, the rates for women are climbing fast.
  16. science of us
    If You Think a Friend Might Be Suicidal, AskDon’t let your anxiety or worries about triggering someone hold you back.
  17. science of us
    New Research Shows Suicide Rates Are on the RiseIn more than half the country, the suicide rate has spiked by more than 30 percent over the last 20 years.
  18. mental health
    Suicide at Elite Fashion School Casts Doubt on Rigorous CurriculumThe academy is the alma mater of Dries Van Noten and Demna Gvasalia.
  19. the harvey weinstein fallout
    Rose McGowan Breaks Her Silence on Former Manager’s Suicide“The bad man did this to us both.”
  20. Study Finds More and More Young Girls Are Self-HarmingThe spike correlates with rising teen depression and suicide.
  21. Woman Who Urged Her Boyfriend to Commit Suicide Sentenced to 2.5 Years in PrisonShe’ll serve 15 months now, and the rest of her sentence will be suspended until August 2022.
  22. transgender rights
    LGBTQ Suicide Hotline Reports a ‘Dramatic Spike’ in Calls From Transgender YouthThe contacts increased after Trump’s anti-trans military tweets.
  23. The Disturbing Link Between Frequent Nightmares and Suicide RiskMultiple studies have found a connection between chronic bad dreams and suicide or self-harm.
  24. mental health
    13 Reasons Why May Have Led to an Uptick in Suicide AttemptsNewly published research examined Google search-term data for clues about the show’s impact, and found some scary stuff.
  25. mental health
    13 Reasons Why Likely Led to an Uptick in Suicide AttemptsNewly published research examined Google search-term data for clues about the show’s impact, and found some scary stuff.
  26. Blac Chyna Claims Rob Kardashian Made Repeated Suicide Threats in New Legal Docs“I take his threats seriously because he showed me his gun at his house.”
  27. Woman Who Urged Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself Found Guilty of ManslaughterMichelle Carter sent her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, numerous texts urging him to kill himself.
  28. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, First Black Judge on N.Y.’s Top Court, Found Dead in RiverShe was also the nation’s first female Muslim judge.
  29. An LGBTQ Suicide-Hotline Volunteer on Talking to Trans Youth in Trump’s America“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that it makes such a difference for them to just have a safe place to talk.”
  30. An Unusual Anti-Suicide Partnership Targeting Gun Shops Is Ramping UpIt will be a while before we have any data on its effectiveness, but this looks like a smart harm-reduction program.
  31. Why It’s So Hard to Predict SuicideA new meta-analysis shows that suicide researchers have a long way to go – and that suicide is a really complicated phenomenon.
  32. suicide
    Here’s an Encouraging Partnership to Reduce Gun SuicidesFor a complicated public-health problem like gun suicides, it’s important to get everyone — including gun-shop owners — on the same page.
  33. A Suicide Hotline Volunteer on Talking to LGBTQ Teens After the ElectionHis hotline received more calls than ever after Trump won.
  34. A School Threatened to Punish Students Who Discussed Their Suicidal ThoughtsAn investigation from a free-speech group revealed a really counterproductive, potentially dangerous policy at Northern Michigan University.
  35. awful things
    Italian Woman Whose Sex Tape Went Viral Commits SuicideTiziana Cantone became a meme for all the wrong reasons.
  36. Tom Arnold Wrote a Sad, Important Column About Gun ControlHe grew up in a very gun-friendly part of the country, but a tragedy involving his nephew has turned him into a gun-control activist.
  37. awful things
    Teen Who Texted Her Boyfriend Encouraging His Suicide Will Go on TrialMichelle Carter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
  38. Health Officials’ Unlikely Partner in Preventing Gun Suicides: Gun-Shop OwnersLessons from an intriguing study in New Hampshire.
  39. mental health
    The Suicide Statistics Released Today Are TerrifyingAs a country, the U.S. isn’t doing a great job of taking care of its citizens.
  40. Please Read This Essay a Woman Wrote for Her Sister, Who Died by Suicide“The lies of depression can exist only in isolation.”
  41. cut cover story
    Does Encouraging Suicide Make You a Killer?A teenager sent her depressed boyfriend hundreds of messages prodding him to kill himself. Now she’s been charged with manslaughter.
  42. Should Severely Depressed People Be Eligible for Physician-Assisted Suicide?A mini-documentary offers a really difficult, hard-to-watch example of what euthanasia laws look like in parts of Europe.
  43. mental health
    Ronda Rousey Opens Up About Suicidal ThoughtsThe UFC champion tells Ellen she contemplated suicide after losing to Holly Holm.
  44. international men’s day
    In (Partial) Defense of International Men’s DaySome issues really do affect men more.
  45. The Death Rate for White Middle-Aged Americans Is RisingAn epidemic of drug abuse and despair is driving up the death rate among white middle-aged Americans.
  46. bullying
    Exercise Might Help Mitigate the Effects of BullyingA new study highlights just how helpful exercise is for mental health.
  47. Teen Suicide in Japan Rises at School-Year StartThe saddest day of the year.
  48. book excerpt
    Growing Up Black and Female Meant Depression Was ForbiddenWe were not to be depressed or unduly high-strung; we were not to have nervous collapses. We were too strong for that.
  49. hacking
    Police Link Two Suicides to Ashley Madison Hack The fallout from the online adultery data dump continues.
  50. say her name
    5 Black Women Have Died in Jail This MonthRaynetta Taylor was found dead in a Mount Vernon holding cell on Monday.
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