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Suicide is on the rise, especially among young people. Tonic dug deeper than the statistics to find out why.

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TV Depictions of Mental Illness Are on the Rise. HBO Wants to Give Context

The network is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Health on a new initiative that includes pre-show awareness "bumpers."

10.8.19

He Was Sentenced to Only Two Days in Jail, a Lawsuit Says. Three Months Later, He Killed Himself in His Cell.

Robert Wayne Johnson's wife is suing a Mississippi county, saying he was held past his release date and not provided with mental healthcare.

10.8.19

How More Than 12 Students at One University Ended Up Dead By Suicide

Why were there so many deaths at Bristol university?

8.23.19

The U.S. Isn't Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide shined a light on a problem in the prison system: no one is keeping track of suicide deaths on a national basis.

8.21.19

My Painful Attempt at Treating My Depression Through Online Therapy

I was drowning in my hectic schedule, and online therapy just felt like one more thing to do.

8.20.19

New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Three new accusers have sued Epstein's estate alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts.

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8.10.19

Jeffrey Epstein Died by Suicide at His Manhattan Jail, Reports Say

The wealthy financier was being held without bail in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on charges of sex trafficking.

6.25.19

The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides

U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?

5.29.19

I Lost My Own Therapist to Suicide

It’s been about a year since Mark’s death. In that time, my perspective on empathy has changed dramatically.

5.8.19

Sandra Bland Recorded Her Traffic Stop. Now the Footage Is Out.

Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.

5.6.19

How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?

When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.

5.6.19

Is '13 Reasons Why' Really as Dangerous as People Say? It's Complicated

Two recent studies suggest the Netflix show can be both harmful and beneficial.

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