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

mental health

Students Hung Dummies Off Westminster Bridge to Highlight the UK's Ongoing Mental Health Crisis

All 20 of the students involved had either attempted or considered suicide before the age of 18.
Ben Charlie Smoke

Visiting Jonestown: Site of the Largest Murder-Suicide in Modern History

The cult compound where 918 people ended their lives is today in ruins.
Julie Fenwick
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Uncover Disturbing Story Behind Woman's Bizarre Doorbell Video

The mysterious video captured the woman in what appears to be wrist restraints ringing doorbells in the neighbourhood in the middle of the night.
Drew Schwartz

Everything We Know About Richard Russell, the Man Who Stole and Crashed a Plane

The 29-year-old rambled about "sweet nothings" and doing "barrel rolls" to air traffic control before crashing the plane into an island in Washington.
Drew Schwartz
Life Inside

The Inmate I Took Under My Wing Didn't Survive Prison

I failed to realize that staying out of trouble is as much about mental health as it is about physical safety.
Kimberly Davoren as told to Mustafa Z. Mirza
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PTSD, Suicide and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter

The most dangerous part of the job can come when firefighters are off the clock.
Cole Kazdin

Doug Ford’s Sex-Ed Curriculum Repeal Will Lead to More Sex Assaults, Advocate Says

Glen Canning, the father of Rehtaeh Parsons, says Doug Ford’s plan will endanger students’ lives.
Manisha Krishnan

Inside the Mystery of Animal 'Suicide'

The idea of animals taking their own lives has intrigued humankind for aeons.
Jessica Mudditt

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi
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What It's Like to Lose a Sibling to Suicide

People who lose a brother or sister to suicide are rarely acknowledged as a group by society, but the risks to their own mental health are huge.
Angela Skujins
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Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?

The myth of the pulung gantung still holds a powerful, and deadly, sway over the people of Gunung Kidul.
Shinta Maharani

A Grisly New Year's Killing Shows How Little We Know About Murder-Suicides

After a 26-year-old mother was stabbed to death and her husband found hanging from a tree, experts and advocates pointed to glaring cracks in the system.
Sonja Sharp