Suicide

Newell Normand
August 14, 2019 - 5:25 pm
When suicide takes away a friend or a loved one, those who are touched by the tragedy often struggle with how to cope, how to heal and how to speak to one another in the aftermath. 122 Americans take their own lives every day - about 44,000 every year. It is estimated that 8-10 people are affected...
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David Blake
August 14, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Suicide is now considered an epidemic in the U.S., and is rapidly becoming a public health threat. As the numbers continue to climb, people who take their own lives are leaving many loved ones behind suffering and in need of help. Health experts have seen the evidence over the years that suicide...
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August 13, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) -- A 35-year-old police officer took his own life early Tuesday morning, marking the eighth NYPD suicide this year and the sixth since June . The seven-year veteran of the force was off-duty when he shot himself in the head in a home in Yonkers at 3:30 a.m. Reports indicate...
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Scoot
April 24, 2019 - 11:52 am
Since my radio talk show is promoted as the show “where politics and pop culture meet your opinions,” I often mention pop culture events that have occured on that day. Yesterday was the day in 1975 that Peter Ham of Badfinger hanged himself. When I noticed that Ham took his life at the age of 27, I...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 29, 2018 - 6:57 am
On average, Americans are living shorter lives in a trend not seen in a century. "In 2017, life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years for the total U.S. population—a decrease from 78.7 years in 2016," according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The government says suicides...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 26, 2018 - 11:59 am
A man found tied up and dead in a bayou took his own life, according to Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. "Investigators have determined the death of a Galliano man found in Bayou Lafourche to be self-inflicted," a news release from the Sheriff's office stated. A firefighter pulled the body of...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:50 pm
(WWL.com) Louisiana's suicide rate is up 29% since 1999 according to the CDC. Twenty-five states have seen a 30% or more increase in suicides, and Louisiana Health Department Suicide Prevention Coordinator Danita Leblanc says there’s a disturbing statistic in the report. “More than half of...
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