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Singer Opens Her Heart After 'Suicide Attempt'

Tamar Braxton: I felt like 'little to nothing'

(Newser) - Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for "saving my life" after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her "angel on earth." She said she is grateful for Adefeso who found her "... More »

Video of Epstein's Suicide Attempt Is Gone for Good

Prosecutors blame errors at Metropolitan Correctional Center

(Newser) - Surveillance video taken from outside Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on July 23, the day of his first suicide attempt, was mistakenly deleted with no chance of recovery, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Days after prosecutors described the video as missing in December, a lawyer for Epstein's former cellmate said... More »

Katie Hill Describes Wanting to Kill Herself During Scandal

Former House member declares she hasn't given up the fight

(Newser) - As scandal closed in on her, former Rep. Katie Hill says, politicians and commentators were talking about her downfall in a way that sounded like she was dead. "I'm not," Hill writes in the New York Times , "though sometimes I’ve wished to be." So... More »

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 »

In Memoir, Mel B Tells of 'Saddest Moment'

Her daughter confronted her after suicide attempt

(Newser) - The saddest moment in her life, Mel B says in new memoir Brutally Honest, was dealing with daughter Phoenix, then 15, after a suicide attempt in 2014. The Spice Girl says she woke up in the hospital to find her "furious" daughter asking "Why Mum? Why? Why?" In... More »

Woman Charged With Murder After Suicide Attempt Kills Man

Authorities say Grace Ward drove into oncoming traffic last month in California

(Newser) - A California woman faces life in prison after authorities say she drove into oncoming traffic in an attempt to kill herself and instead killed an Oregon father and aspiring doctor driving to Sacramento to interview for a hospital residency, CBS News reports. According to People , authorities say on Jan. 7... More »

She Leapt From Ferry Believing She Was Dying. She Wasn't.

Incredibly, Canada's Mya DeRyan survived, then learned terminal diagnosis was wrong

(Newser) - Diagnosed with a terminal illness at 52, Mya DeRyan saw no use in medicine. After spending several months with her adult son, the British Columbia woman departed his Vancouver home, leaving a note reading, "My body hurts, my heart is full. It's time. I love you." DeRyan... More »

MLB Umpire Saves Suicidal Woman

He says she was preparing to jump from bridge

(Newser) - John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon. The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the... More »

Cops: Man's Suicide Attempt Killed His Girlfriend Instead

The bullet struck her after traveling through Victor Sibson's head

(Newser) - A suicidal Alaska man killed his girlfriend with the bullet he shot into his own head, prosecutors say. Victor Sibson, 21, is facing a second-degree murder charge over the suicide attempt in Anchorage, KTVA reports. Prosecutors say that in the April 19 incident, the bullet Sibson fired traveled through his... More »

2 Cars Drove Off Mountain Road Hours Apart—Both on Purpose

Man tried to kill himself at same spot his girlfriend had earlier that day: cops

(Newser) - Authorities say a man attempted suicide by driving off a California mountain road hours after his girlfriend killed herself in the same way at the same spot. The California Highway Patrol says investigators determined the two vehicles that went over the side of State Route 18 Saturday were related suicide... More »

Amazon Worker Sends Email, Leaps From Company Building

Seattle police say it was suicide attempt

(Newser) - An Amazon employee emailed hundreds of fellow Amazonians—including CEO Jeff Bezos—before leaping from a building at company headquarters in Seattle Monday morning. The man survived the jump, which police believe was a suicide attempt. A source tells Bloomberg that the man, one of 20,000 workers in multiple... More »

Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt

Inmate said she experienced bizarre episode in solitary

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt , her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times , the transgender soldier says she was placed on suicide watch after the Oct. 4... More »

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, NJ.com 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 »

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