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May 13, 1991 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a routine exercise on a routine day at Mt. Rainier Elementary, an integrated Maryland school just outside Washington. One by one, third-graders marched to the front of the room to tell their classmates about their most memorable experience. One pupil told of getting his first pet, one talked about the family vacation and another imaginative child described her own birth, as her mother had told her about it. Then it was Marcia's turn.
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August 10, 2001 | ANUJ GUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alarmed by the phenomenon of "suicide contagion," a panel of medical and media experts urged journalists Thursday to change the way they cover suicide to prevent contributing to copycat cases. In a report released Thursday and endorsed by the surgeon general and the National Institute of Mental Health, the panel cited scientific evidence showing that rates of suicides and suicide attempts rise after high-profile or frequent news coverage of an instance of suicide.
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December 11, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As experts lament a steep rise in youth suicides nationwide, and as U.S. suicide rates outside California edge upward, the numbers for this state--painstakingly charted by a UC Irvine graduate student--tell a brighter but less known story. From 1970 to 1990, while the U.S. suicide rate increased almost 19% outside California, this state's suicide rate plunged, even among young people, according to the recently published research by Mike Males, a doctoral student in social ecology.
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May 3, 2001 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring suicide a serious public health problem, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher on Wednesday unveiled a national campaign to prevent suicide, which now claims more American lives than homicide. "Suicide has stolen lives around the world and across the centuries," Satcher said. "Meanings attributed to suicide and notions of what to do about it have varied with time and place--but suicide has continued to exact a relentless toll."
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September 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The suicide rate for older Americans jumped 21% between 1980 and 1986, a study found. The increases followed a drop in suicides by older Americans between 1950 and 1980, researchers said. Reasons for the new trend are not clear, although increases in social isolation and longer lives with chronic illness may have played some role, said study co-author Dr. Richard Sattin of the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
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May 3, 2001 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring suicide a serious public health problem, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher on Wednesday unveiled a national campaign to prevent suicide, which now claims more American lives than homicide. "Suicide has stolen lives around the world and across the centuries," Satcher said. "Meanings attributed to suicide and notions of what to do about it have varied with time and place--but suicide has continued to exact a relentless toll."
NEWS
August 10, 2001 | ANUJ GUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alarmed by the phenomenon of "suicide contagion," a panel of medical and media experts urged journalists Thursday to change the way they cover suicide to prevent contributing to copycat cases. In a report released Thursday and endorsed by the surgeon general and the National Institute of Mental Health, the panel cited scientific evidence showing that rates of suicides and suicide attempts rise after high-profile or frequent news coverage of an instance of suicide.
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April 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
The rate of children who kill themselves has soared since the 1980s, especially among black males, and government officials blame the increased availability of guns. The overall suicide rate of people younger than 25 has remained close to 5.5 per 100,000 people since 1980, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In 1992, 5,007 children, teen-agers and young adults committed suicide. Young white males continued to have the highest rate overall, growing about 5% from 15.
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December 31, 1994 | From Reuters
More than twice as many police officers committed suicide this year than those who were killed in the line of duty by guns or other causes, the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police reported Friday. The police group said 300 police officers--among over 700,000 law enforcement people nationwide--committed suicide this year according to preliminary 1994 tallies. Of the total, 12 suicides occurred in New York City, which the group said was a record.
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April 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
The rate of children who kill themselves has soared since the 1980s, especially among black males, and government officials blame the increased availability of guns. The overall suicide rate of people younger than 25 has remained close to 5.5 per 100,000 people since 1980, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In 1992, 5,007 children, teen-agers and young adults committed suicide. Young white males continued to have the highest rate overall, growing about 5% from 15.
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December 31, 1994 | From Reuters
More than twice as many police officers committed suicide this year than those who were killed in the line of duty by guns or other causes, the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police reported Friday. The police group said 300 police officers--among over 700,000 law enforcement people nationwide--committed suicide this year according to preliminary 1994 tallies. Of the total, 12 suicides occurred in New York City, which the group said was a record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As experts lament a steep rise in youth suicides nationwide, and as U.S. suicide rates outside California edge upward, the numbers for this state--painstakingly charted by a UC Irvine graduate student--tell a brighter but less known story. From 1970 to 1990, while the U.S. suicide rate increased almost 19% outside California, this state's suicide rate plunged, even among young people, according to the recently published research by Mike Males, a doctoral student in social ecology.
NEWS
September 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The suicide rate for older Americans jumped 21% between 1980 and 1986, a study found. The increases followed a drop in suicides by older Americans between 1950 and 1980, researchers said. Reasons for the new trend are not clear, although increases in social isolation and longer lives with chronic illness may have played some role, said study co-author Dr. Richard Sattin of the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
NEWS
May 13, 1991 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a routine exercise on a routine day at Mt. Rainier Elementary, an integrated Maryland school just outside Washington. One by one, third-graders marched to the front of the room to tell their classmates about their most memorable experience. One pupil told of getting his first pet, one talked about the family vacation and another imaginative child described her own birth, as her mother had told her about it. Then it was Marcia's turn.
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