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Manning Could Be Punished in Wake of Suicide Attempt

'It is unconscionable,' says ACLU rep

(Newser) - Once punished over old toothpaste , Chelsea Manning could spend the next three decades in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt earlier this month. According to the American Civil Liberties Union , Manning has been informed she is under investigation for allegedly "resisting the force cell move team," "prohibited... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets After Suicide Attempt

'I'm glad to be alive'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's attorneys confirmed Monday that she had indeed tried to commit suicide last week, but Manning herself sent a message out Monday night to reassure those worried about her, CNN reports. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love, I... More »

Attorneys: Yes, Chelsea Manning Attempted Suicide

She's now under close supervision

(Newser) - Attorneys for the transgender soldier imprisoned for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks are confirming that her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide, the AP reports. Chelsea Manning's attorneys didn't disclose in an emailed statement Monday the details of the attempt, which happened... More »

Guy Jumps From Brooklyn Bridge, Then a Stroke of Luck

2 cops happened to see him

(Newser) - A man jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, but he's alive because two witnesses happened to see the plunge. His luck: Those witnesses also happened to be NYPD officers on boat patrol in the New York Harbor, reports the New York Post . The 31-year-old took the 135-foot leap... More »

Cop Saves Suicidal Man in Dramatic Video

Sgt. Greg Bogert pulled back man who was about to jump from bridge

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer's dramatic rescue of a suicidal man was caught on dashcam video Monday, reports. Sgt. Greg Bogert, an 18-year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department, responded to calls about a man walking into traffic near the Route 287 bridge; when he arrived, the... More »

Cops: Nurse Had Sex With Suicidal Patient

Samuel Lance Fristo is charged in Des Moines

(Newser) - Police arrested a nurse for allegedly having sex—and an ongoing sexual relationship—with a patient under his care after a suicide attempt, KCCI reports. Samuel Lance Fristo, 56, began having sex with the 55-year-old woman in December at Union Park Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa, police say. "... More »

Singer Kehlani Attempts Suicide After Cheating Rumors

But, she says, she didn't actually cheat

(Newser) - Kehlani Parrish, the 20-year-old Grammy nominee who goes by Kehlani in her R&B career, revealed Monday night that she had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt, Us reports. The singer shared a photo (since deleted, but saved here ) on Instagram showing an IV in her arm as she... More »

Woman Dives Off Bridge, Incredibly Survives

And she only suffered minor injuries

(Newser) - An incredible story out of Jefferson Parish, La., where a woman attempted suicide by jumping headfirst over the railing of the Huey P. Long Bridge Sunday—and survived. Perhaps the most incredible part of the story is how she survived: She never hit the water and instead got stuck, headfirst,... More »

Sinead O'Connor Leaves Suicidal Facebook Note

She's found safe after claiming she overdosed

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor disturbed her followers with a Facebook post Sunday in which she said she'd taken an overdose of drugs while staying at a hotel "somewhere in Ireland" under a fake name. The singer posted on Saturday that she was "desperately in need of a job... More »

Former NFL QB Erik Kramer Attempts Suicide

Ex-wife blames attempt on 'brain injury'

(Newser) - Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was wounded on Tuesday night after shooting himself in an LA-area motel room, NBC News reports, in what Los Angles County sheriff's deputies and Kramer's ex-wife are characterizing as a suicide attempt. Kramer, 50, was discovered with a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound to... More »

Mom of Missing Baby Told Court of Dad's Threats

Infant still missing after suicidal father jumps off Conn. bridge

(Newser) - Authorities resumed searching the Connecticut River today for a 7-month-old baby who they think went off a bridge with his suicidal father. The father—22-year-old Tony Moreno—survived the 120-foot plunge and was pulled from the water by firefighters Sunday night, reports NBC Connecticut . But there's still no sign... More »

Grieving Pilot Survives Suicide Try Without a Scratch

He says his dead son's voice guided him to his cellphone

(Newser) - Two years after Mark Darling of Eaton, Colo., lost his young adult son in a car accident, the grieving pilot, who's flown his whole life but hasn't had a license in years, took his Cessna 172F high-wing airplane for one last ride over Rocky Mountain National Park, reports... More »

2 Weeks Until Chicago Control Center Reopens: FAA

Officials hope everything's up and running by Oct. 13 after sabotage

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center, where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said yesterday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct.... More »

Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers

Incredibly, suicide plan does not work

(Newser) - A 27-year-old Chinese man chose what has to be one of the most painful-sounding ways to attempt suicide: On Sunday, Yang Jinhai climbed a tree at the Chengdu Zoo and lowered himself into the tiger enclosure, where he "performed exaggerated movements" for 20 minutes, trying to get the tigers... More »

Boy, 11, Attempts Suicide Over My Little Pony Bullying

Michael Morones may suffer life-long brain damage

(Newser) - An 11-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, boy who attempted suicide did so after he was bullied over his affection for the My Little Pony cartoon . Michael Morones is "the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere," his mom tells ABC 11 . But on the evening of Jan. 23, overcome... More »

Boy Sets Himself on Fire in School Cafeteria

16-year-old refused to explain suicide attempt in online note

(Newser) - Horror in Colorado: A student walked into his high school's cafeteria today, doused himself in oil, and set himself on fire, burning 80% of his body and leaving people grasping for answers, NBC 9 Colorado reports. The 16-year-old, whose name was withheld, is now hospitalized in critical condition. He... More »

Missouri Teen in 'Daisy' Rape Case Attempts Suicide

Daisy Coleman in hospital, says her mother

(Newser) - A Missouri teenager whose allegations of rape against a popular football player and subsequent bullying became a national story is in the hospital after a suicide attempt, reports Fox4KC . Daisy Coleman, who says she was raped in 2012 at age 14 by a 17-year-old boy who got her drunk at... More »

Raiders Fan Saves Stadium Jumper— With Own Body

Both are badly injured in the process

(Newser) - When a woman jumped from the third floor of the Oakland Coliseum to the second-floor concourse, a man was there to break her fall; both ended up hospitalized, but police say the man saved the woman's life. After spotting the woman about to jump following yesterday's Raiders game,... More »

Bus Driver Stops, Pulls Woman Off Ledge

Buffalo man credited with preventing a suicide

(Newser) - A Buffalo bus driver is getting the hero's treatment after stopping his bus to get a suicidal young woman off a bridge overpass, reports WIVB-TV . Darnell Barton, who had just picked up about two dozen high school students, spotted the woman on the wrong side of the ledge, seemingly... More »

Mom's Botched Suicide Attempts Lead to Dead Kids

Marilyn Edge's comments to paramedics alerted police to dead kids

(Newser) - An Arizona woman reportedly tried to kill herself Saturday in Santa Ana, California, in what the Arizona Republic describes as two "bizarre botched attempts." Police say Marilyn Edge slammed her car into an electrical box in a shopping mall parking lot; there was a propane tank in her... More »

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