The death of former NFL wide receiver Charles Johnson draws attention to a rising trend of Black people dying by suicide.
A recent study conducted by psychiatrist Paul Nestadt found that while suicides among White Marylanders decreased by 45 percent between early March and May, rates of suicide-related deaths among Black people in the state spiked by 94 percent during the same time period.
Every time you think you’ve seen everything under the sun, regarding Republican antics over President Barack Obama’s re-election last week, someone else does something that takes the bellyaching to a whole other level. Enter Florida resident and sun-tanning store owner Henry Hamilton. What could possibly have happened this time? After Hamilton learned that Obama won […]
Authorities have finally confirmed the identity of the woman who jumped off of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in South Carolina on December 9. Medical student Dr. Tosin Oyelowo (pictured), who was identified as missing, has been named in the suicide. While local authorities are yet to find Dr. Oyelowo’s body, the Charleston City Paper […]
A contestant on TLC’s “Next Great Baker,” Sgt. Wesley Durden, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after production wrapped in October.
A ten-year-old North Carolina girl took her own life in her bedroom after allegedly being bullied at school, local authorities say. Her mother, Samantha West, found 10-year-old Jasmine McClain hanging with a belt around her neck in their home. Chadbourn Police Chief Steven Shaw ruled the death a suicide but his investigation lead him to […]
A Carterville, Illinois elementary school is mourning days after one of its kindergarten teachers hanged herself in her classroom. Linda Walker, 45, was found hanging in her classroom by a coworker at Tri-C Elementary School on Monday. “Fortunately, our kids, staff and community is a tight, resilient group,” Carterville Superintendent Robert Prusator said. “This is […]
NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say a former NBA referee shot and killed himself in a suburban New Orleans hotel room on the same day his wife was found strangled at their Houston area home. A law-enforcement official in Montgomery County, Texas, says Troy Raymond was a person of interest in the death of his wife, […]
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — The only child that survived after his mother drove his family into the Hudson River is saying that the mother had a big argument with her boyfriend about him cheating that day. The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid […]
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Angela Gilliam called the police at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. She was worried about her niece’s well-being and said there was a domestic tussle going on at the younger woman’s apartment in this hardscrabble city on New York’s Hudson River.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who was found dead in his home this week, had been depressed and told friends “he should just kill himself,” investigators said.
There was nothing alarming in the behavior of Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley in the weeks before his apparent suicide, Head Coach Josh McDaniels said Tuesday.
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