suicide

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

mind

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?
Shayla Love
10 hours ago
mind

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.
Court Stroud
5.29.19
mental health

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.
Emily Cassel
5.6.19
mind

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 when it comes to suicide risk.
Kasandra Brabaw
5.3.19
Fighting Words

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions

The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
News

The Prodigy's Keith Flint Has Died at 49

The musician was found at his home on Monday morning.
Noisey UK Staff
3.4.19
crime

Court Upholds Conviction of Woman Who Told Boyfriend to Kill Himself

A Massachusetts court has upheld Michelle Carter's conviction of involuntary manslaughter and coinciding 15-month jail sentence based on texts in which she coaxed her boyfriend to take his life.
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.19
mental health

On Friends Who Want to Die

I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.
Aisha Mirza
2.4.19
suicide

The Curious Relationship Between Altitude and Suicide Risk

Americans who live in higher-altitude counties are at a higher risk for suicide. Here are a few things that might help explain the correlation.
Hoehun Ha
1.8.19
mental health

College Students Aren't Always Given Medical Privacy

What you say in therapy can get passed to parents, college administrators, and even job prospects.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
HIV

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman
11.26.18
Unfollow Me

7 Abuse Victims in the UK Died By Suspected Suicide in the Last 5 Years

An exclusive Broadly investigation reveals that multiple victims of abuse across the UK have died by suspected suicide—even after speaking with police.
Sirin Kale
11.22.18
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