suicide

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

cults

The Heaven's Gate Nikes and the Sneakerheads Who Collect Them

From nondescript dad shoes to rare collectors item, all thanks to a mass suicide.
Justin Caffier
3.16.17
mental health

We Need to Talk About Art’s Obsession With the ‘Tortured Genius’

Does the correlation between creativity and mental illness ultimately do us harm?
Wendy Syfret
2.28.17
trauma

A Train Driver Talks About What It's Like to Run Someone Over

"I can still hear the bang and see the blood. I'll carry that with me for the rest of my life."
Rebecca Ramlow
1.9.17
News

This 27-Year-Old Is Fighting for His Right to Die Even if It Means Committing a Crime

Adam Maier-Clayton is 27 and mentally ill. Canada won't allow a doctor to help him commit suicide, so he's planning to do it himself.
Rachel Browne
12.23.16
News

How Blacks and Whites Die Differently Behind Bars

New federal data shows some stark racial disparities.
Yolanda Martinez
12.17.16
Vice Blog

I Talked Hundreds of People Out of Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge

"When I first found out this was part of the beat, I was angry. I had no training in this."
Rick Paulas
11.16.16
Stuff

The Heartbreaking Stories Behind Prison Inmates' Art

We talked to some of the artists featured in a new gallery exhibition that showcases work made by inmates while in prison.
Molly Hayes
11.16.16
Health

Driving Around Stockholm in Sweden's Only Mental Health Ambulance

PAM was launched in March 2015, and it's kind of like a therapy room on wheels.
John-David Ritz
11.11.16
Stuff

What I Learned From Having a Dad with Depression

New Zealand comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer was working on the hit comedy 'What We Do in the Shadows' when tragedy struck his real life.
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as told to Laetitia Laubscher
10.18.16
Health

What to Say to a Suicidal Friend, from People Who’ve Been There

Helping a suicidal loved one often means a drastic shift in your relationship. We asked people who have been there what they needed most in a friend.
Laetitia Laubscher
10.14.16
Film

'Audrie & Daisy' Exposes the Trauma of Teenage Sexual Assault and Slut-Shaming

What this new documentary says about social media and the blurred lines of culpability and consent for an entire generation.
Joe Vallese
9.26.16
Stuff

We Asked People What They Regret Most in Life

"I regret the last phone conversation I had with my big sister, the day before she committed suicide."
Paul Sauer​, Photos by Tor Birk Trads
9.12.16