Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm injuries are at significant risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and of incurring increased health costs over the following five years, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Adding to what is known about the growing crisis of suicide among American teens, a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends during the period of 1991-2017, among black high school students in particular.
New York City’s chief medical examiner determined that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
A veteran police officer with the New York Police Department (NYPD) killed himself on Wednesday, becoming the ninth police officer to die by suicide this year, amid what officials have declared a "mental health crisis."
The gunman who opened fire on a California food festival killed himself after officers shot him multiple times, officials said, correcting previous police accounts that the officers fired the fatal bullet.
When the United Nations crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest?
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday.