Tyrelle Shaw, Who Attacked Asian Women, May Have Had Bipolar Disorder 

The New York Times ran a deeply reported story yesterday on the short, unhappy life and violent death of Tyrelle D. Shaw, a bow tie designer who called himself “Mr. Talented” and who was wanted in a series of violent attacks against Asian women. On his blog, Shaw said he would “hit over a million Asian Women in the… » 6/29/15 11:30am Monday 11:30am

How to Talk About Suicide on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, as with every Father’s Day, Facebook is going to become a cascade of carefully chosen, lovingly captioned dad photos. Many will be painted over with the static of age. A “dad bod” joke or two will worm its way in. And several posts will inevitably be dedicated to those dads that have passed, who… » 6/19/15 11:05am 6/19/15 11:05am

13-Year-Old Girl Dies By Suicide After Dad Shares Public Shaming Video

Izabel Laxamana, a 13-year-old girl in Tacoma, Washington died by suicide after jumping off a highway overpass on Friday, May 29. Days before, Laxamana’s father Jeff had reportedly punished her for an unspecified transgression by cutting off her hair and uploading a video to YouTube. There’s now a controversy brewing… » 6/04/15 10:50am 6/04/15 10:50am

Mom on Suicide of Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn: 'I Loved My Son' 

The mother of Leelah Alcorn, an Ohio teen who committed suicide earlier this week has spoken out about her child's death and she wants to make one thing clear: That she loved her son but that religiously she just couldn't support his choices. That obviously included the fact that Leelah was her daughter. » 1/01/15 3:30pm 1/01/15 3:30pm

Trans Teen Dies by Suicide, Leaves Tumblr Note: 'There's No Way Out'

A 17-year-old transgender teenage girl in Ohio has died by what appears to have been suicide, leaving behind a Tumblr note that blames her parents for not accepting her gender identity, isolating her, and forcing her to attend faith-based therapy. "There's no winning," the note reads, in part. "There's no way out." » 12/30/14 10:10am 12/30/14 10:10am

Cops Blame Porn (Not Bullying) for Bullied College Student's Suicide

On April 16th, 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Alyssa Funke committed suicide. In the weeks prior, she'd suffered an avalanche of threats and bullying from former high school classmates. But police are eager to blame pornography — and not online harassment — for her suicide. » 5/21/14 6:00pm 5/21/14 6:00pm