Suicide

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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Scoot
June 08, 2018 - 11:24 am
The theme song from the movie M.A.S.H. is wrong - suicide is NOT painless. News this morning that iconic celebrity chef and globe trotter Anthony Bourdain was dead at the age of 61 from an apparent suicide was especially shocking following the suicide of fashion icon Kate Spade just days before...
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Chris Miller
December 06, 2017 - 8:56 am
A study of teenage suicide in Utah finds a link net usage between sudden social media deprivation and suicide. In the study of 150 suicide cases, 18 involved kids who had recently been cut off from going online -- either as punishment, or because their phone, tablet, or computer was lost or broken...
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June 28, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Authorities say a 2-year-old is among three people killed after a car chase ended in a crash in New Orleans East. Trooper Melissa Matey, a Louisiana State Police spokeswoman, says state police units tried to stop the vehicle in downtown New Orleans for a stolen license plate. The driver fled,...
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