That's the question at the heart of the trial of Michelle Carter in Massachusetts, who prosecutors say repeatedly told her boyfriend to kill himself via text message until he finally went through with it.
We head to Seoul to find out why so many Koreans are taking their own lives and why others are pretending to die in order to live better.
Terms like "aid in dying" paint a better picture of end-of-life decisions, and could give people with terminal illnesses a way to work around laws.
Stigmatized and under-prioritized by doctors, skin conditions can really fuck with your head as well as your body.
Climbing the ladder at a major firm can lead to substance abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts—or at least, that's where it led me.
Search engine algorithms and laws have made it harder for people to find suicide-related content online, but it's still pretty easy to find explicit instructions on committing suicide from a quick Google search.
We talked to the new wave of comedians and performance artists who are tackling issues like depression, anxiety, and the challenges that men face talking about those disorders in the public arena.
I've listened to people who were oblivious that they were pedophiles and women too terrified to leave their husbands.
37-year-old Ralkina Jones, who was found dead in a Cleveland Heights, Ohio, jail cell on Sunday, is at least the fourth person of color to die in an American jail this month.
Wince-inducing dashcam footage of the 28-year-old activist's arrest was released Tuesday in an apparent act of transparency, but it won't end the controversy around her death.
Waking up beside a stranger with no memory of why I was naked, losing wallets and friends on the regular. Blacking out at a prof's house. None of this struck me as a big deal at the time.
A whole nation's mental health is crumbling under five years of austerity and six months of tough negotiations.
Driver Ştefan Căpăţână never lets his hand get too far away from the big red button that can bring his train to a sudden stop.
Legions of young girls are consulting untrained professionals online for advice about their depression and anxiety.
It's a good time for the conspiracy theorists who think the Nirvana frontman was murdered.
Last year, a stranger locked me in my apartment and told me I was going to die.
"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."
The kids are alright, but what's wrong with parents who want to believe this hoax?
The essayist discusses the complex tragedy of having a loved one take their own life.
Her books gave me the courage to run away from my dysfunctional home and find a better life for myself.
James Rodriguez says the University of Toronto failed to accommodate his mental health issues.
I was in an antisocial shell after a suicide attempt, but multiplayer gaming brought me back.
The planned merger of emergency and non-urgent telephone hotlines may see people at high-risk of suicide face more barriers to finding help, and cut jobs in the process.
When you spend nearly 750 hours of your life with someone they become important to you—even when they're a video game character named Ivica Strok who you made up.