SUICIDE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SUICIDE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter of the week: People have a right to die http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347881-82/die-ignorance-illusion-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347881-82/die-ignorance-illusion-letter.html.csp">Letter of the week: People have a right to die</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.369-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For decades I have been an advocate of suicide as a reasonable end-of-life option (depending on the circumstances behind the choice). I have yet to encounter a justifiable defense of this country’s restriction-plagued right-to-die laws. What I hear are arguments based on someone’s preferred illusion of immortality. From that comes their claim that no man (or woman) has a right to call the time and manner of his own death. In light of the unnecessary suffering that illusion imposes on its unwilli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp">Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T09:55:31.428-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Riverton City Council this week reversed its earlier denial of a request to locate a plasma-donation center near a residential area. The council, acting on the advice of its attorney, approved the site plan for the proposed BioLife Plasma Services clinic at 13503 S. Hamilton Road (3600 West). The approval will settle a lawsuit filed by BioLife’s developer against Riverton. Councilman Paul Wayman represents District 3, where neighbors complained that such a facility does not belong so clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:55:31 MDT Suicide rates higher among baby boomer men, study finds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58317224-80/suicide-age-boomer-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58317224-80/suicide-age-boomer-rates.html.csp">Suicide rates higher among baby boomer men, study finds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHLEEN O’BRIEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T09:51:02.089-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ generation, according to a Rutgers University sociologist. The trend is particularly alarming because middle age is typically a time when suicide rates decline before rising again in old age. Suicide usually rises drastically during adolescence and young adulthood, then typically levels off in middle age, according to Julie Phillips, a Rutgers sociology...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:51:02 MDT Letter: The mentally ill need our help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300892-82/suicide-death-robin-son.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300892-82/suicide-death-robin-son.html.csp">Letter: The mentally ill need our help</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:41:02.432-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every time there is a death like that of humor icon Robin Williams, it is a rip to the soul of those of us who are “suicide survivors.” It is 23 years since my son took his own life by handgun and, to make matters worse, I found his body. If he had been a stranger, I would never be able to forget, but this body was that of my beloved son. Except for those closest to him, my son was just another young man seeking to find his way in a complicated world. But, like Robin Williams, he carried the bur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300892@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:02 MDT Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288906-68/williams-boyd-robin-suicide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288906-68/williams-boyd-robin-suicide.html.csp">Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T13:01:07.844-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Rafael, Calif. • Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay area home, officials said Tuesday. His wife likely was home at the time but was unaware, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said. Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went to bed. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep elsewhere in the home. Shortly after that, Williams’ pers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582889062014-08-14T13:01:07.844-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T13:01:07.844-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288906@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:01:07 MDT Was Robin Williams’ suicide a sin? Faiths softening stance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58288675-180/suicide-church-sin-handbook.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58288675-180/suicide-church-sin-handbook.html.csp">Was Robin Williams’ suicide a sin? Faiths softening stance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T15:51:49.534-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Americans mourn the death of comedian Robin Williams, a few have reiterated the view that suicide is a “sin.” Indeed, that was a long-held idea handed down among various faith groups throughout history. In the fifth century, “St. Augustine was unequivocal: Suicide is self-murder and an unforgivable sin,” The Salt Lake Tribune wrote in a Special Report on suicide May 13, 2006. “Much the same revulsion at suicide is clear in Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and every other religious tradition. It wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288675@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:51:49 MDT Suicide a risk even for beloved characters like Robin Williams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58288634-80/williams-suicide-depression-illness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58288634-80/williams-suicide-depression-illness.html.csp">Suicide a risk even for beloved characters like Robin Williams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAREN WEINTRAUB </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DENNIS KELLY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> USA Today</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T18:50:57.101-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 06:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">That a “universally beloved” entertainer such as Robin Williams could commit suicide “speaks to the power of psychiatric illness,” mental health experts say. Williams, who died Monday at age 63, had some of the risk factors for suicide: He was known to have bipolar disorder, depression and drug abuse problems, said Julie Cerel, a psychologist and board chairwoman of the American Association of Suicidology. People who are severely depressed can’t see past their failures, even if they’ve been as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288634@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:50:57 MDT Detective: Five family members dead in an apparent murder-suicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258785-68/culpeper-murder-suicide-detective.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258785-68/culpeper-murder-suicide-detective.html.csp">Detective: Five family members dead in an apparent murder-suicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:08:13.665-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Culpeper, Va. • A family of five, including three children, was found shot to death inside their home in a quiet area of north-central Virginia, and authorities said Monday that they’re investigating the case as a murder-suicide. A family member discovered the bodies of the two adults, both 35, and three school-aged children Sunday night, Detective Angela Deavers with the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office said. The shootings were apparently a murder-suicide, Deavers said. She said she did not hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582587852014-08-04T10:08:13.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T10:08:13.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258785@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:08:13 MDT 89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186639-68/killed-afghanistan-kabul-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186639-68/killed-afghanistan-kabul-attack.html.csp">89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T19:27:42.983-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 07:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The blast destroyed numerous mud-brick shops, flipped cars over and stripped trees of their branches, brutally underscoring the country’s instability as U.S. troops prepare to leave by the end of the year and politicians in Kabul struggle for power ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581866392014-07-15T19:27:42.983-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T19:27:42.983-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186639@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:27:42 MDT Woman accused of staging husband’s suicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58178419-68/gabel-harrington-husband-avon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58178419-68/gabel-harrington-husband-avon.html.csp">Woman accused of staging husband’s suicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T21:37:02.465-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Avon Lake, Ohio • An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge. Police announced Friday that 56-year-old Jeane L. Harrington, of Avon Lake, had been taken into custody after a three-year investigation into the death of her husband, 55-year-old Michael C. Gabel. In a 911 call, Harrington said she found Gabel dead with industrial-strength plastic wrap around his head. She said he had left a note, and she described heavy d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58178419@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:37:02 MDT Letter: Forget U., Y. mountains and clean ‘Suicide Rock’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174630-82/rock-graffiti-mountains-suicide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174630-82/rock-graffiti-mountains-suicide.html.csp">Letter: Forget U., Y. mountains and clean ‘Suicide Rock’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T18:21:14.349-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 06:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding the letter from Salt Lake City resident Jerry Conder (“Time to remove ‘U’ and ‘Y’ from mountains,” July 10) and his assertion that these block letters for the University of Utah and Brigham Young University are graffiti and should be removed post haste: I must say that I understand his point, but only to a point. Yes, to some, these are a visual nuisance, but in reality, these letters are not graffiti in the traditional sense but are a recurring tradition we see throughout the state th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174630@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:21:14 MDT