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Depression, Suicide at Core of Mariel Hemingway’s Young-Adult Book

Depression, Suicide at Core of Mariel Hemingway’s Young-Adult Book

By Mike Tuttle April 11, 2015

Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of famous novelist Ernest Hemingway. While Ernest Hemingway is known for his wonderful writing, he is also known for how he left this world: he put a double-barreled shotgun to his own head. In fact, …

Facebook Steps Up Its Suicide Prevention Efforts Facebook Steps Up Its Suicide Prevention Efforts

Since 2011, Facebook has had a system in place for reporting suicidal content. Of course, Facebook’s advice if you encounter a direct threat on the site is to contact law enforcement – but you can also alert Facebook to the …

Leelah Alcorn: Her Reddit Posts Tell a Haunting Story of Christian Anti-Gay Therapy

When Leelah Alcorn committed suicide, she had already set events in motion that would tell the world why she did it. Rather than a paper suicide note that might be found only by her parents, she set up a Tumblr …

Amber Cornwell: Facebook Question Before Suicide

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Ronin Shimizu: Parents of 12-Year-Old Bullied Suicide Victim Speak Out

Ronin Shimizu’s story is breaking hearts all over the country. We have been told for many years that bullying hurts people more than we realize. But stories like Ronin’s bring that lesson home in a devastating way. Ronin Shimizu killed …

Jessica Chastain Talks Robin Williams, Sister’s Suicide

Jessica Chastain attended the prestigious Juilliard School thanks to a scholarship provided by the late Robin Williams. She feels not only gratitude for the late comic’s generosity, but like she holds a kinship with him and his family as well. …

Kendra Wilkinson Says Her Baby Prevented Her Suicide

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Ohio State Football Player Found Dead

The body of an Ohio State University football player who had gone missing was found in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, according to authorities. Kosta Karageorge, a 22-year-old OSU defensive lineman and wrestler, disappeared Wednesday, and his body was found five …

Brittany Maynard’s Mom Says Vatican Lumped Her in With Pedophiles

Brittany Maynard chose to die on her own terms. The terminally ill woman moved to Oregon where she would have the option to end her own life without the interference of a local government. Maynard and her family got to …

Jerry Seinfeld: First Autism, Now Suicide. Here We Go.

Here’s the thing with Jerry Seinfeld: you know he’s joking. He turns on that higher-pitched thing and you know he’s joking. But you can’t convey that in print. Recently Seinfeld said, in all seriousness, that he felt he was on …

Katy Perry Reveals the Depths of Her Depression, Her Song to Help Others

Katy Perry’s life could’ve taken a very different arc. The pop sensation was aimed differently by her parents. She jokes about it now. “I released a gospel record when I was 15 because I grew up in a household where …

Robin Williams: Lewy Body Dementia Contributed to Suicide

Robin Williams was reportedly suffering from Lewy body dementia at the time of his death and it likely played a role in him taking his life. The Mayo Clinic says “Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of …

Robin Williams Toxicology Report: No Drugs or Alcohol

Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his own bedroom on August 11 of this year. The actor had been battling depression after learning that he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. According to investigators, closed bottle …

Brittany Maynard Visits Grand Canyon, Seminarian and Christian Speaker Pray She’ll Reconsider

Brittany Maynard crossed yet another milestone off her bucket list this week when she paid a visit–along with her husband, mother, and stepfather–to the Grand Canyon. The trip was a difficult one and she reportedly had one of her worst …

Brittany Maynard Talks About Her Death Decision

Brittany Maynard has less than one month to live, but her terminal brain cancer won’t be taking her life. Maynard has decided to end her own life rather than endure a long, painful death at the hands of cancer. Maynard …

Christy Mack: War Machine Pre-Suicide Letter Made Public

After a few weeks of relatively quiet recuperation, the Christy Mack case hit the headlines again over the weekend. First came the revelation on Thursday that the hearing scheduled for Friday was postponed so that Jon Koppenhaver’s defense team could …

Christy Mack Attacked by War Machine Fans as He Is on Suicide Watch

Today was to have been the day that Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas were to testify in a hearing about the night they both were allegedly attacked and beaten by Mack’s ex-boyfriend Jonathan Koppenhaver — AKA War Machine …