suicide

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

police

Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

The department has a 3-step plan. But not everyone is a fan of it.
Trone Dowd
2 days ago
Jeffrey Epstein

Why Was Jeffrey Epstein Left Alone? The Mystery of the Sex Offender's Jail Suicide

The accused child trafficker wasn't on suicide watch despite being found semi-conscious with neck injuries 11 days earlier.
Emma Ockerman
8.12.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein Died by Apparent Suicide at His Manhattan Jail

The wealthy financier was being held without bail in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on charges of sex trafficking.
Emma Ockerman
8.10.19
mind

The Psychiatric 'Wonder Drug' That Almost No One Is Using

Clozapine could save the lives of suicidal schizophrenic people who aren't responding to other treatments. So why are so few doctors using it?
Shayla Love
8.5.19
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
6.25.19
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
school shooting

Columbine Survivor and Addiction Advocate Austin Eubanks Found Dead in His Home

Eubanks was 17 at the time of the school shooting in Colorado.
Emma Ockerman
5.20.19
Policing

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.
Emma Ockerman
5.7.19
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
High Wire

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
gun violence

Father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim dies by apparent suicide

Jeremy Richman, father of the late Avielle Richman, was a staunch mental health advocate.
Emma Ockerman
3.25.19
0138