Suicide is on the rise, especially among young people. Tonic dug deeper than the statistics to find out why.
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.
We Need to Talk About Art’s Obsession With the ‘Tortured Genius’
Does the correlation between creativity and mental illness ultimately do us harm?
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."
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.
How Blacks and Whites Die Differently Behind Bars
New federal data shows some stark racial disparities.
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
'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.
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