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Ruby Rose Ran Into an Old Pal. Then It All Began 'to Unravel'

'Batwoman' actress reveals lifelong struggles with depression, suicide attempts, dissociative amnesia

(Newser) - Ruby Rose made the revelation last month that she'd badly hurt doing stunts on the set of Batwoman, and she even posted an up-close look at the surgery she'd had to undergo to take care of her injuries. Now the 33-year-old actress has offered another glimpse into her... More »

Teen's Messages With Other Boy Were Posted. Hours Later, He Was Dead

Channing Smith, 16, killed himself in his Tennessee home

(Newser) - On the night of Sunday, Sept. 22, Channing Smith, 16, saw that private, sexually explicit messages between himself and a male classmate had been posted to Instagram and Snapchat. Within hours, Channing was dead, having taken his own life. His family says the cyberbullying is to blame; the Tennessee high... More »

3 Sailors From Same Aircraft Carrier Kill Themselves in 5 Days

'My heart is broken,' commanding officer says

(Newser) - "My heart is broken," the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush said after the apparently unrelated suicides of three crew members in the space of less than a week. In a Facebook post , Capt. Sean Bailey said the deaths of Chief Electronics Technician Nuclear... More »

Woman in 'Suicide by Text' Case Goes Before Parole Board

Decision on Michelle Carter's case not expected Thursday

(Newser) - Michelle Carter has served seven months of her 15-month jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend , and on Thursday she appeared before the state parole board seeking early release. No decision was expected Thursday, the Boston Globe reports, and the AP notes it's not... More »

During Suicide Awareness Week, 2 High-Profile Deaths

And both of them worked in mental health advocacy

(Newser) - It's National Suicide Prevention Week , and in a tragic twist, two high-profile suicides are making headlines—both of them having a direct link to mental health advocacy.
  • Gregory Eells, who for six months had served as the executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania,
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Facing Prison for Entering Stadium, She Chose Fire, Death

Esteghlal Tehran mourns death of Iran's 'Blue Girl'

(Newser) - An Iranian woman awaiting trial on charges that she defied the country's ban on women at soccer stadiums has died a week after setting herself on fire. The woman identified as Sahar Khodayari, age 29 or 30, was detained for three days in March when she allegedly posed as... More »

Linkin Park Singer's Widow Has Found Love Again

Chester Bennington's widow Talinda Bennington is engaged 2 years after his death

(Newser) - The widow of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has found new love two years after his suicide , and in making the announcement emphasized that "Your heart expands with love. It doesn’t shrink or push out those that have already taken root. I will always love my husband, Chester.... More »

Teen's Suicide Over Sex Video Leads to $250K Payment

Corey Walgren was 16 when he jumped off a parking garage roof

(Newser) - The case of a suburban Chicago teenager who killed himself after being confronted at his high school about whether he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate raised uncomfortable questions about how aggressively school officials should question kids suspected of wrongdoing and whether they should wait until... More »

Here's How to Fake Your Own Death

But be warned, 'pseudocide' is not easy

(Newser) - Faking your own death seems easy, right? Just ride a kayak off the coast of Mexico, swim away, and let authorities say you drowned. But Isabelle Kohn—whose family friend tried that very technique in 1996—explains in Mel Magazine that "pseudocide" gets a lot harder when insurance companies... More »

Red-Flag Gun Laws Are Gaining Momentum

It's still early, but studies say they do help

(Newser) - With bipartisan support in many cases, 17 states and Washington, DC, have now passed "red flag laws" that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous. The back-to-back shootings that killed 31 people this month in Texas and Ohio have given new momentum... More »

Head of Huge Organic Food Scheme Dies by Suicide

Farmer Randy Constant was to begin serving a 10-year term in weeks

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in US history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley confirmed the death of Randy Constant... More »

Experts Have Different Take on Epstein's Broken Neck Bones

'Actually suggests much more strongly that it was hanging'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy appears to have created more questions than answers , but one reporter says the conspiracy theories may be unnecessary. Writing for CNN Business , Oliver Darcy notes the Washington Post story that set the internet abuzz reported on Epstein's post-mortem, which found "multiple breaks in his... More »

A Day After 8th NYPD Suicide This Year, the 9th

NYPD declares mental health emergency

(Newser) - A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide. On Wednesday, Robert Echeverría, 56, became the ninth NYPD officer to take his own... More »

Big Find in Epstein Autopsy Leads to New Questions

Epstein had broken bones in neck

(Newser) - If you thought the conspiracy theories swirling around the death of Jeffrey Epstein were already in overdrive, get ready for the next level. That's because an autopsy has been performed on the accused sex trafficker, believed to have taken his own life last week, and an eyebrow-raising find was... More »

NYPD Officer Commits Suicide. That's the 8th One This Year

Department is on track to have one of the worst years for officer suicides this decade

(Newser) - A 35-year-old, seven-year veteran of the New York Police Department was found dead by suicide Tuesday morning—the eighth NYPD officer to take his own life this year. The New York Times reports that this year's "rash of suicides" has unsettled the department, and puts it on track... More »

Canadian Police: Fugitives Died Days Before Being Found

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky apparently took their own lives

(Newser) - Police say the two Canadian teens who are believed to have killed three people in British Columbia likely took a final pair of lives—their own. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed on Monday that the bodies found Wednesday in northern Manitoba belong to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. The... More »

'More Information Needed' After Epstein Autopsy

Cause of death still pending, medical examiner says

(Newser) - An autopsy has been completed on Jeffrey Epstein—but the cause of death is still "pending further information," according to the New York City medical examiner's office. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner, says a private pathologist observed the autopsy Sunday at the request of... More »

Jeffrey Epstein Takes Own Life: Officials

He reportedly hung himself; his body was found Saturday morning

(Newser) - Disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is dead, apparently after taking his own life Friday night in his New York City jail cell, three law enforcement officials tell ABC News . Per the New York Times , the 66-year-old reportedly hung himself, and he was found around 7:30am Saturday... More »

Inmate Found Dead Days After His Jailbreak Flops

Clauvino da Silva believed to have died by hanging

(Newser) - A Brazilian gang leader is believed to have committed suicide three days after attempting to escape prison dressed as his 19-year-old daughter . Clauvino da Silva was found dead Tuesday in his cell at the high-security Bangu 1 prison in Rio de Janeiro state. He'd been transferred there following his... More »

Cops Thought They Killed Garlic Fest Gunman. Coroner Says Otherwise

Santino William Legan took his own life, medical examiner finds

(Newser) - The gunman who killed three young people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday wasn't killed by police, as originally reported. That from the Santa Clara County medical examiner, who now says that 19-year-old Santino William Legan killed himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. Legan died... More »

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