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Suicide and Attempts

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Anderson Cooper Still Haunted by Older Brother's Suicide | Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper Still Haunted by Older Brother's Suicide

Originally posted 04/01/2014 11:45AM

It was a story that didn't only shock society circles, but seemed to touch families everywhere: the 1988 suicide of Carter Cooper, the 23-year-old son of author, socialite and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt.

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New Photos from Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Released by Police | Nirvana, MTV: Uncensored, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, MTV Unplugged v2.0, Uptown MTV Unplugged, Kurt Cobain

UpdatePosted 03/21/2014 10:40AM

New Photos from Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Released by Police

Originally posted 03/21/2014 09:00AM

With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman.

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The Rolling Stones Rally Around Grieving Mick Jagger | Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Rally Around Grieving Mick Jagger

Originally posted 03/20/2014 06:30AM

As Mick Jagger struggles with the suicide of his longtime love L'Wren Scott, his Rolling Stones band members are lending their support.

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L'Wren Scott Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

UpdatePosted 03/17/2014 01:30PM

L'Wren Scott Found Dead

Originally posted 03/17/2014 01:05PM

Designer and model L'Wren Scott has died after an apparent suicide, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Charlotte Dawson, Judge of Australia's Next Top Model, Found Dead

Charlotte Dawson, Judge of Australia's Next Top Model, Found Dead

Originally posted 02/22/2014 01:30PM

Charlotte Dawson, a model, actress and TV presenter best known for being a judge on Australia's Next Top Model, was found dead on Saturday. She was 47.

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Missing World Traveler Found Dead Less Than a Mile From Home

Leanne Bearden, Missing World Traveler, Found Dead Less Than a Mile From Home

Originally posted 02/14/2014 06:00PM

Leanne Bearden's husband reported her missing after she went for a walk and didn't return to their home outside San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 17.

Two weeks later, her family suggested she may have wanted to disappear.

On Thursday, her body was found less than a mile from where she was last seen.

"The preliminary autopsy results indicate asphyxiation by hanging with the opinion on manner of death, suicide," says Police Chief Donna O'Conner Friday in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "The final ruling is pending toxicology results. The investigative information indicates the death occurred a short time after she was seen leaving the residence for a walk."

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11-Year-Old Boy Attempts Suicide After Being Bullied for My Little Pony Passion

UpdatePosted 02/04/2014 03:15PM

11-Year-Old Boy Attempts Suicide After Being Bullied for My Little Pony Passion

Originally posted 02/04/2014 10:00AM

Michael Morones, 11, loves My Little Pony. This passion reportedly sparked relentless bullying from his classmates in Raleigh, N.C., and eventually led the boy to attempt suicide.

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YA Author Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide

Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide

Originally posted 12/20/2013 03:15PM

Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide.

His brother, Daniel Vizzini, says Ned Vizzini jumped off the roof of his parents' home in Brooklyn on Thursday. New York City's medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that Vizzini took his own life.

The author, whose autobiographical novel It's Kind of a Funny Story was adapted into a feature film of the same name, was 32.

Published in 2006, the book tells of a high school student who ends up in a mental hospital. In recent years, Vizzini was collaborating with filmmaker Chris Columbus on a series of young adult novels. He also was working on the NBC series Believe, a project co-created by J.J. Abrams.

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How Facebook Saved a Teen's Life

UpdatePosted 11/14/2013 08:30AM

Facebook to the Rescue: Authorities Use Social Media to Prevent N.Y.C. Bridge Suicide

Originally posted 11/13/2013 04:00PM

If you thought social media served no greater purpose than to waste time at work or locate old pals, think again. One Facebook status ended up saving a New Jersey teen's life this week.

According to the New York Daily News, an unidentified 18-year-old posted a picture of New York City's George Washington Bridge along with the words "I'm thinking of jumping" on Tuesday. A friend of the New Jersey college student immediately noticed the troubling status and expressed his concern to authorities.

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Stepmom of Girl Accused in Bullying-Suicide Case Arrested

Stepmom of Girl Accused in Florida Bullying Case Arrested

Originally posted 10/21/2013 02:00PM

The stepmother of a 14-year-old, who is accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide, was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.

During a news conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the arrest of 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg on two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect is a shocking chapter in a months-long tragic story in Central Florida.

Judd said Vosburg is the stepmother of one of two girls charged with felony aggravated stalking earlier in the week. Officials say the girls, 14 and 12, bullied and harassed 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before she climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death Sept. 9.

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