Suicide

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Robin Williams’ Death Prompts New Conversation About Depression

A doctor says high profile suicides may lead to a brief increase in the number of suicides but more often encourages people to seek help.

08/13/2014

Actor Robin Williams speaks on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide.

08/11/2014

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I-Team: Mental Health Support Lacking In Many Local Schools

The I-Team found some Massachusetts school districts falling well below standards when it comes to one measure of mental health services for students.

06/12/2014

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Wakefield Sex Offender Who Offered Castration For Sentence Deal Dies In Hospital

John Burbine was charged with sexually abusing children in a Wakefield day care.

03/07/2014

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Murder Charge Possible In Double Fatal ‘Suicide’ Crash On Interstate 89

A former Fortune 500 executive told police he was depressed and aiming to kill himself when he drove his full-size pickup truck across a grassy highway median, went airborne and crushed to death a young Vermont couple expecting their first child in January.

12/15/2013

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Swartz Father Blames ‘Government’ At Son’s Funeral

Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was “killed by the government,” his father told mourners Tuesday during his son’s funeral in suburban Chicago.

01/15/2013

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Kansas City Chiefs, University of Maine React to Belcher Murder-Suicide

The Kansas City Chiefs won their second game of the season after an emotional Saturday when a teammate took his own life and that of his girlfriend.

12/02/2012

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Mass. Critics Of Suicide Question Return $250,000

A group opposed to a ballot question that would allow terminally ill patients to self-administer life-ending drugs has returned a $250,000 donation from a conservative Mississippi-based organization with anti-gay views.

09/14/2012

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Cries For Help: Substance Abuse And Teen Suicide

There have been some alarming findings on suicide circumstances.

06/04/2012

Bullying

Cries For Help: The Tragedy Of Suicide And Bullying

As she continues her series “Cries for Help,” WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports on the problem of bullying and teen suicide.

06/04/2012

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