Suicide

Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Reportedly Suffered From Dementia Prior To Suicide

A battle with Parkinson’s disease-related dementia likely precipitated the Suicide of comedian Robin Williams, according to TMZ.

11/11/2014

Robin Williams (credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Coroner: Robin Williams Had No Illegal Drugs, Alcohol In His System At Time Of His Suicide

The Marin County coroner says comedian Robin Williams’ autopsy showed no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system at the time of his death.

11/07/2014

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Rolling Through Palo Alto Strikes And Kills 16-Year-Old Boy In Apparent Suicide

A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain early Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The unidentified victim was a student at Gunn High School.

11/04/2014

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29-Year-Old Newlywed With Brain Cancer, Brittany Maynard, Writes Own Obituary Before Taking Life Saturday

“One Day Your Life Will Flash Before Your Eyes; Make Sure It’s Worth Watching” — Brain cancer victim Brittany Maynard writes her own obituary, released after her death on November 1st.

11/03/2014

Brittany Maynard stops for Grand Canyon photos with her husband. 
(Credit: Brittany Maynard Fund)

With Days Left To Live SF Woman Battling Brain Cancer Fulfills Dream Of Visiting Grand Canyon With Family

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer, says she crossed something off her self-described bucket last week, just days before she plans to take her own life.

10/27/2014

Dr. Patrick Arbore checks in with the staff at Friendship Line. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Reaches Out To Seniors With “Friendship Line”

National estimates show a third of older Americans living in nursing homes suffer from depression, and 60% don’t receive any visitors. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner has created a one-of-a-kind program to lift their spirits.

10/15/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs ‘Audrie’s Law’ Toughening Juvenile Sex Crime Statutes

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation known as Audrie’s Law reforming juvenile sex crime laws and named after 15-year-old sexual assault victim Audrie Pott, according to a state senator’s spokesman.

09/30/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs California Gun Restriction Law, First In The Country

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

Zelda Williams with her father Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Thanks Fans For Support, Shares New Photo

Following her father’s suicide last month, she’s shared a new picture of him and thanked supporters for their words of comfort

09/23/2014

Henry Rollins (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Henry Rollins on Robin Williams, Suicide: ‘I No Longer Take This Person Seriously’

“Almost 40,000 people a year kill themselves in America,” Rollins notes. “In my opinion, that is 40,000 people who blew it.

08/22/2014

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