Suicide

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DA: Police Not To Blame For Man’s Suicide After Stun Gun Use

A district attorney says two police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on a Pennsylvania man who shot himself in the head when electrically shocked.

05/15/2015

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Prosecutors: Hospital CEO Killed Wife And Then Himself

The Somerset County prosecutor’s office said Friday that a medical examiner ruled John Sheridan’s Sept. 28 death a suicide. They say that the ruling supports their conclusion that he killed his wife, Joyce, before setting their home ablaze.

03/27/2015

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Medical Examiner: Delaware County Teen Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Naib, who was reported missing last Wednesday, was found dead Sunday evening near a creek on his family’s property.

03/09/2015

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Study: Suicide Rates Among Middle-Aged Adults Have Sharply Increased

According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, suicide rates among adults ages 40-64 have increased about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007.

03/02/2015

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Coroner: Suspect In 6 Montgomery County Murders Killed Self

Authorities say a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this month killed himself with a combination of drugs after the murders.

12/23/2014

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Delaware Law Allows Executor Of Estate To Access Private Social Media Accounts

Finally, a law on who gets access to your social media accounts after your death.

10/02/2014

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New App Helps Monitor Daily Mental Health

It’s called “whatsmym3” and it’s a test that can be taken daily to indicate signs of depression and other mental issues that could lead to suicide.

09/21/2014

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Researchers Find Teens Who Smoke Marijuana Every Day Less Likely To Finish High School

The users are also seven times more likely to attempt suicide and eight times more likely to use other illegal drugs.

09/10/2014

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Seller Need Not Disclose A Murder On The Property

Legally, a homeowner must make certain disclosures to a potential buyer – but murder on the property may, or may not, be one of them.

08/26/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

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Robin Williams’ Wife: He Had Parkinson’s Disease

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.

08/14/2014

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Health: A Closer Look At Depression

Robin Williams had a long history of depression and substance abuse, which can lead to suicide. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on his age possibly being a factor too.

08/12/2014

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Family Members Express Shock And Sadness Over Brutal Murder In Drexel Hill

In the wake of a brutal crime, there’s so much confusion over how it could have happened.

08/08/2014

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NJ Legislators Consider Measure That Would Allow Terminally Ill To Take Their Own Lives With Physician Help

A new poll suggests New Jersey residents support the idea of allowing the terminally ill to take their own lives, with the help of a physician.

08/03/2014

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Walk For Suicide Awareness At ‘Out Of Darkness’

Thousands are expected to participate in an overnight walk to raise awareness about the rising number of suicides in America. It’s the first time the event will take place in Philadelphia.

06/22/2014

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