All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Suicide’

Kurt Cobain Tried to Kill Himself in High School

Kurt Cobain attempted suicide at least once before his death in April 1994. That is one of the many revelations of the HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” The film was put together using some never-before-revealed home videos and personal audiotapes. In one scene of the film, Kurt Cobain describes a time in high school when he tried to …

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

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, Mariel Hemingway has seen troubled lives throughout her family. Her own sister, Margaux, also took her own life. Mental illness, …

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Mariel Hemingway Talks Family Suicide Legacy

Mariel Hemingway starred in Woody Allen’s Manhattan in 1979. But it is her famous surname that always precedes her. Mariel Hemingway was born into the family of legendary author Ernest Hemingway, author of such classics as: The Sun Also Rises (1926) A Farewell to Arms (1929) For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) The Old Man and the Sea (1951) Mariel’s …

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Hugh Hefner’s Former Girlfriend Holly Madison Was Suicidal At Playboy Mansion, Releases Memoir

Sexy fantasies of unending bikini parties arise when talking about the Playboy Mansion. But to former Playboy bunny and Girls Next Door star Holly Madison, life inside its walls could not have been more different than what people perceives. Madison writes a memoir which tells of her life as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends living inside the wonderland that is …

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Kids Read Mean Tweets, Reminds Us Bullies Suck

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! there’s an ongoing skit segment where “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”, showcasing (as the name suggests) superstars reading hurtful tweets from average schmucks. Since celebrities are too privileged to bear the weight of feelings, it’s a good chuckle for us, reminding them that before they drove around in their golden Lamborghinis and swam in Luis Vuitton pools full of …

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Jillian Jacobson Counseled Students on Suicide Just Weeks Before Killing Herself

Jillian Jacobson was well-liked by her students. The photography instructor was only 31 years old and lived in Anaheim with her 34-year-old husband. She taught at El Dorado High School in the Orange County town of Placentia. Students say that they saw no signs of Jillian Jacobson appearing to be depressed. But when they arrived for class last week, they …

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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 suicidal posts, which it’ll investigate. As it stands, that reporting process is a bit clunky. Facebook, in a new initiative …

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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 message that would publish after her death. “If you are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide and …

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Amber Cornwell: Facebook Question Before Suicide

Amber Cornwell, the 16-year-old North Carolina teen who took her own life on December 20th, posed a question to her Facebook friends shortly before her suicide. The Henderson County teen, who is believed to have committed suicide as a result of profound bullying, was laid to rest on the day after Christmas–a day when most teenagers are asking one another …

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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 himself last week. When the story broke, it was learned that Ronin had been the only male cheerleader at his …

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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. Chastain lost her younger sister to suicide. It’s a topic she doesn’t speak openly about, but alludes to when being …

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Kendra Wilkinson Says Her Baby Prevented Her Suicide

Kendra Wilkinson leads a reality TV life. She is known for having been a fixture at the Playboy Mansion. But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t feel. After her first baby Hank IV was born, Wilkinson said she had major postpartum depression. “After giving birth, I never brushed my hair, my teeth, or took a shower,” said Wilkinson. “I looked …

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