Friday, June 5, 2020

Tag: Suicide

Tyler Perry Calls for Independent Autopsy After...

Filmmaker Tyler Perry announced plans to hire a pathologist to perform a second autopsy on his nephew, who died in an apparent suicide this...

Lawsuit: 9-Year-Old Black Girl’s Suicide Caused by...

The family of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who hung herself after incessant bullying by classmates is taking the school district to court...

The New 911: FCC Hopes to Make...

Federal regulators this week announced plans to roll out a new three-digit suicide prevention hotline number that will make seeking help for mental health...

Bullies Allegedly Drove 12-Year-Old Nashville Girl Who...

Metro Nashville Police are investigating the death of a local student whose parents say bullying drove the seventh-grader to take her own life. Tarhiya Sledge,...

Mother of Chicago Boy Left Brain Damaged...

Chicago Public Schools is being sued after a heartbroken mother claims incessant bullying not only at the hands of students, but from educators and...

Michigan Corrections to Pay $860K to Settle...

The Michigan Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $860,000 to the family of an inmate who died by suicide while behind bars, the...

Minnesota County Ordered to Pay $1.5M Settlement...

Hennepin County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a 6-year-old girl who committed...

Sheryl Underwood Breaks Down Over Kate Spade,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSdWvJw6PpA After news that designer Kate Spade died of suicide broke, the next major piece of information that had been revealed was Spade's suicide note...

New Report Hints at ‘Personal Struggles’ Dr....

Nearly two months after his body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, friends and family of missing CDC worker Dr. Timothy Cunningham say the...

Top 5 Stories You Missed While You...

Tavis Smiley's show suspended by PBS amid sexual misconduct allegations.(Source:ABS) Russell Simmons maintains all ‘Relations have been consensual’ as 3 women accuse him...

Pioneering Black Female Judge Took Own Life,...

After a months-long investigation, the New York City medical examiner's office determined Wednesday, July 26, that the mysterious death of trailblazing justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam,...

New Chris Brown Documentary Reveals He ‘Felt...

In a new trailer for Chris Brown's upcoming documentary, "Welcome to My Life," the R&B star opens up about his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. The...

16-Year-Old Suicidal Teen with Toy Gun Killed...

A Black teen was killed Sunday night in Florida after calling police to say he was going to commit suicide. It took one hour for...

Suppressed Rage, Racism Can Cause Depression, Suicidal...

Although Texas authorities have ruled Sandra Bland’s death a suicide, many Black people refuse to believe the official report. At her funeral, Bland’s mother,...

Mental Health Awareness is Key to Saving...

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses and disorders are a major problem in the Black community. With a stigma surrounding...

Even If Sandra Bland and Kimberlee Randall-King...

The New York Times’ Charles Blow wrote eloquently about the alleged suicides of Sandra Bland and Kindra Darnell Chapman. Bland allegedly took her own...

Can We Safeguard the Mental Health of...

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a third generation physician and author, reminds us that Black children are not blind or immune from racism. She summarizes...

Recent Increase in Suicide Among Black Boys...

By Tamiya King While it is very rare for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to take their own lives, the percentage of child...

Gone Too Soon: 7 Black Celebrities Who...

Mental health issues often go undiagnosed in the Black community at a higher rate than other racial groups. We are subjected not only to...

‘MasterChef’ Josh Marks Suicide Update: Fame, Schizophrenia...

New details have emerged about the suicide of “MasterChef” season three hopeful Josh Marks and it turns out the “gentle giant” was struggling to cope...