We rode with paramedics on Australia Day eve. Nothing happened but we got a backstage view of modern Australia.
According to Australian law, suicide is legal, but assisting suicide is murder. So how does euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke sell his suicide equipment? According to him, it's for home brewing.
Staff huddled in a parking lot after the shooting, which was apparently an act of vengeance by a disgruntled employee.
The 20-year-old, whose case was made famous thanks to an Anonymous campaign, will be getting 12 months probation.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
In 2014, bodies turned up in weird places, people had complicated feelings about suicide, and the circumstances of our eventual deaths became disturbingly clear.
John Bonham reportedly had 16 vodka shots for breakfast, but doctors say that for most people that "meal" would be a suicide attempt.
I spoke with Dr. Faye Girsh about her experience as an "exit guide," work that—across much of the country—occupies a legal gray area between freedom of speech and murder.
Artist Julijonas Urbonas designed something called the Euthanasia Coaster—a roller coaster that would hypothetically go so fast that the rider would die. I got in touch with him to learn more about the ride and see if he's afraid of death.
A 47-year-old inconsistently employed construction worker tried to blow himself up. Instead of getting mental health treatment, he's getting locked up.
I talked to her about all that stuff and also Sex and the City.
A factory worker, a disgraced government official, and a fashion designer all left behind poetry in the place of suicide notes.
Is the country's famous workaholic culture finally changing?
"I'm extremely grateful I was born in North Korea," Yeonmi Park told me in London recently. "If that didn't happen, there's no way I could understand other people's pain."
On Saturday Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old right-to-die advocate, ended her life as promised, after battling a terminal brain tumor.
The old adage "skateboarding saved my life" rings especially true with former pro skater Jim Bates, who has dealt with clinical depression his entire life. Recently, Jim wrote and illustrated a children's book called The Boy Who Skated with Dragons…
Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women in the UK, but until they address their inability to open up, they'll continue to die.
Officially, 47 Australian police officers died by suicide between 2000 and 2011. The real number is undoubtedly higher.
As someone who writes a weekly column dedicated to Americans between the ages of 13 and 19, people think I consider myself some sort of teen expert. But a real one offers some fresh perspective on whether the kids are going to be alright.
I've spent most of my life employed as a medicolegal death investigator. My career began at a coroner's office in New Orleans, and it concluded more than three decades later. During that time, I participated in 7,000 forensic autopsies and completed more…
If one looks past headlines and status updates, this death takes on the quiet and disturbing intimacy of any crime scene. That is because Robin Williams was real. He was what forensic scientists and police detectives sometimes refer to as a human fucking
In early July Dr. Nitschke admitted that he'd provided advice to a man named Nigel Brayley. As it turned out, Brayley was being investigated over two mysterious deaths, including that of his former wife.
Seventy-four self-inflicted deaths were recorded in English and Welsh prisons last year, the highest rate since 2007. This trend has continued with 32 more deaths between January 1 and May 12 this year. Overall, deaths in prison custody reached an all-tim…
Suicide is legal, but assisting suicide is murder. So how does euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke sell his suicide equipment? According to him, it's for home brewing.