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December 21, 2013 |
A 19-year-old man was listed in critical condition Saturday after authorities say he stabbed himself in the neck then walked onto the 60 Freeway in Pomona and was hit by a car. The 19-year-old man from Goodyear, Ariz., was rushed to Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man was suffering from a self-inflicted stab wound to his neck from a broken glass or bottle when he began walking on the right shoulder of the westbound 60 Freeway west of Third Street about 4:40 p.m., the CHP said.
December 4, 2013 |
Yes, selfies have officially become so ubiquitous that "selfie" is Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year . But maybe, just maybe, we're getting a little too comfortable with snapping pictures of ourselves as we go through our day. Case in point: On Tuesday, a woman in New York found occasion for a selfie when she witnessed a man attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Post. The paper took a photo of the selfie in progress, and splashed it on the front page with the headline "SELFIE-ISH!"
September 9, 2013 |
Actor Wentworth Miller, who recently came out publicly as gay in defiance of Russia's new anti-gay laws, revealed Saturday that he attempted suicide more than once as he tried to hide his sexuality. Being in the closet as a youth, "Every day was a test and there were a thousand ways to fail ...," he said, speaking at a Human Rights Commission gala in Seattle, as seen in video posted by TMZ . "And when you failed the test, which was guaranteed, there was a price to pay. Emotional.
June 6, 2013 |
Details are emerging in Paris Jackson's apparent suicide attempt, which kept the pop heiress hospitalized through Thursday. Jackson, the daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, reportedly left a suicide note, took a kitchen knife to her arm and downed 20 ibuprofen pills earlier this week, TMZ reported . She is said to have called a suicide hot line as well. The 15-year-old, who was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning, is now recovering and is said to be "physically fine.
June 5, 2013 |
Paris Jackson was hospitalized Wednesday after what some outlets were reporting was a possible suicide attempt. The 15-year-old, the daughter of late pop superstar Michael Jackson, was taken to a hospital after officials from the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department and Fire Department responded to an early emergency call Wednesday at the Jacksons' Calabasas compound, LA Now reports . The 911 call came at 1:27 a.m. and the case was...
May 20, 2013 |
A schoolmate's suicide is associated with thinking about or trying suicide among teenagers, researchers report. There has long been a theory that suicide is "contagious," meaning exposure to it can increase the risk, but there have been few studies that delve into the possibility. In a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Assn. Journal, researchers surveyed thousands of teenagers about the effects of suicide by someone they knew or attended school with. "Adolescents may be particularly susceptible to this contagion effect," wrote researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Canadian universities of Ottawa and Alberta.