The parents of a Texas teenager who hanged himself are blaming a mysterious online game called the “Blue Whale Challenge,” which has been linked to suicides around the world with little evidence.
Michelle Carter was ruled guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Friday for urging her boyfriend Conrad Roy back into a car filling with carbon monoxide after he told her he was reconsidering his suicide attempt—Carter’s final push after months of pressuring him to end his own life.
Michelle Carter’s boyfriend Conrad Roy died by suicide in 2014, allegedly at the urging of Carter, said to have coaxed him back into a car filled with carbon monoxide when he became frightened, and tried to end his attempt on his own life.
Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead on Tuesday night in Detroit. The AP reports that the autopsy on Cornell’s body was completed Thursday afternoon, and confirms that Cornell died by suicide after hanging himself. The full toxicology report has not yet been completed.
A man named Jared McLemore died in the hospital after setting himself on fire outside a Memphis bar just after midnight on Saturday. McLemore was a well-known musician in the area, and it seems that this act was directed towards his ex-girlfriend, towards whom he had a violent history of domestic abuse.
Moral panic, here is your tape.
Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is the most recent, and most divisive, Beautiful Dead Girl narrative to infiltrate American popular culture. If you haven’t watched the series, you’ve likely caught wind of debates over whether its portrayal of teenage suicide glamorizes the act of taking one’s own life—and, thus, whether or…
Even if you haven’t willed yourself into watching all 13 episodes of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix yet, it’s likely you can’t avoid seeing stories about it online. The teen drama—based on author Jay Asher’s YA novel about a high schooler who leaves behind a set of explanatory tapes about why she committed suicide—plays…
On December 30, a girl named Katelyn Nicole Davis from Cedartown, GA, live streamed her own death on social media, explaining that she had been sexually abused by a family member before hanging herself in front of her home.
A British photographer who is being delicately labeled as “controversial” in news reports has died at his home in Paris, days after several women who once modeled for him accused him of rape. David Hamilton was known for his nude photos of young girls, many in their early teens. Police have declared his death a…
An 11-year-old Ohio girl who survived a brain tumor died by suicide in October after years of bullying by her classmates. Bethany Thompson had nerve damage after undergoing radiation treatments when she was just three years old. The treatments made her smile “crooked,” her mother says, which along with her curly hair…
23-year-old Renee Davis was killed by police officers on Friday evening during a wellness check in her home on Muckleshoot tribal land, the Seattle Times reports. According to her foster sister, she was five months pregnant at the time.
On Monday, actor Jim Carrey was sued for allegedly facilitating the September 2015 suicide of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White. Mark Burton, married to 30-year-old White at the time of her death, filed the lawsuit for wrongful death and drug violations. He says that Carrey illegally procured painkillers for White…
In a lawsuit filed against William Paterson University in New Jersey, Marquesa Jackson-Locklear alleged that her 21-year-old daughter Cherelle Jovanna Locklear killed herself after the university failed to properly investigate her rape.
A Massachusetts teen who in 2014 allegedly urged a friend via text to kill himself will be required to stand trial, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
French authorities have launched an investigation after a 19-year-old woman broadcasted her own suicide on Periscope.
This weekend, the Attawapiskat First Nation, a small community in Canada’s remote James Bay, declared a state of emergency after the community of 2,000 people saw 11 suicide attempts. Attawapiskat First Nation has seen a growing mental health crisis since September, when five teenage girls tried to overdose. Since…
Singer Kehlani, a 20-year-old rising star in the music world, posted an Instagram photo from a hospital bed on Monday night, with a caption suggesting she’d attempted suicide. “I wanted to leave this Earth,” she wrote. “Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point.”