Tagged: suicide

Genie the feral child

Genie’s story depicts one of the most severe cases of child abuse known in history. Since she was just a baby, she received neither love nor even a friendly human touch. Locked up and...

7 ways to live well with depression

Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, affecting some 16 million people. There are many steps that can help treat depression, starting with recognizing the signs and symptoms and asking...

The Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge‘s clearance above high water averages 67 m while its towers, at 227 m above the water, were the world’s tallest on a suspension bridge until 1998 when bridges in Denmark and Japan...

Jonestown massacre

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones instructed all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of “revolutionary suicide,” by drinking poisoned punch. In all, 918 people died that...

Suicide Helmet

About 40 years ago, a young man constructed a suicide helmet that fired eight shotgun shells into his head simultaneously. From the guy who saw this work of art: “At the apex of each...