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December 17, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
'Is there something wrong with you?" the young wife asks her young husband when the subject of children is brought up, and he has said no kids, "not ever. " And in All Good Things , there does appear to be something amiss with David Marx (Ryan Gosling). Son of a New York real estate magnate, David mumbles to himself, seems lost in his own world. He can be oddly charming, and when he first meets Katie (Kirsten Dunst), a Long Island girl just moved to the big city, they are clearly taken with each other.
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March 23, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Mariette Hartley, co-host of CBS's "The Morning Program," says she has a fear of success as a result of her father's committing suicide. He shot himself in the head in 1963. In an interview in the current issue of TV Guide, Hartley said that during the final week of rehearsals for the morning show, "when everything was coming together here, I kept hearing a gunshot. I was ashamed that no matter how far past it I get, when I am on the verge of success, there it is again. The gunshot.
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April 4, 1991 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
Into every teen-age mind, the notion of suicide probably has intruded at some point. "If you go into any school and hand out a questionnaire, 100 percent would say they've thought of suicide," said Dr. Jerry Kaplan, Hahnemann University professor of clinical pediatrics. "There's no one who hasn't read 'Hamlet' and had it cross their mind. "To think about suicide is not abnormal. But when it gets to be an obsessive thing, that's when you get worried. " To be or not to be - when that becomes more than an academic exercise, parents, teachers and counselors worry.
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July 19, 1987 | By Paul Scicchitano, Special to The Inquirer
Citing a nationwide increase in the number of suicides among adolescents, the Colonial school board has voted unanimously to adopt a suicide-prevention policy that orders the creation of a program to handle the problem. The board, acting at a meeting Thursday night, voted, 7-0, in favor of the one-page policy. Board members Rachele Intrieri and Frances L. Wilson were absent. The policy, which was recommended by the administration, states that the district "must" make every effort to reduce the adolescent suicide rate.
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March 29, 1990 | By Loretta Tofani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Estes knows how he is going to kill himself. So does Alan Ward. Both have the AIDS virus and neither is sure he will want to live after the disease debilitates him, sapping his strength. So they are preparing for suicide. Opting for suicide is not unusual for people who have AIDS, according to interviews with people with the virus, physicians and mental health professionals. A study published in 1988 found that AIDS patients were 36 times more likely to take their own lives than the entire population of men 20 to 59 years old, the usual AIDS years, according to the study's leader, Dr. Peter Marzuk of Cornell University Medical College.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2000 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Ministry and Stereolab were influenced by it. Michael Stipe sang its praises to Charlie Rose. Ric Ocasek and Ben Vaughn produced its members. And Bruce Springsteen has admiringly called it the scariest band he ever heard. If they don't already know Suicide - poet-singer Alan Vega and minimalist keyboardist Martin Rev - after 30 years, electronic-music fans have an opportunity to investigate the duo's brutish synth-punk mayhem with a pair of new two-CD packages from Mute Records.
NEWS
April 13, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Parents should pay close attention to teen-agers depressed by the suicide of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, especially those already troubled by other issues, counselors say. Rock stars "are not only role models, but they speak to emotions kids have trouble articulating," said Linda Rosenblum, a social worker with Los Angeles Unified School District's mental-health services. "When you're a teen-ager, you feel like you're so deep, and when someone comes along and sings what you feel, it's a big deal.
SPORTS
January 11, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Boston Bruins forward Sheldon Kennedy considered suicide as recently as this season over the sex abuse he suffered at the hands of his junior coach. "The last time was three months ago," he said yesterday. "I really thought about it. " He now sees a psychiatrist twice a week. Kennedy wants to set up a ranch near Vernon, British Columbia, for other sexually abused kids. A local businessman has given him land. Flyers star Eric Lindros also promised to help, Kennedy said.
NEWS
October 22, 1988 | By Robert McSherry, Special to The Inquirer
An Upper Darby man who allegedly gave his despondent friend a loaded rifle and then stood by as the man killed himself Thursday night was charged yesterday under state law with taking part in a suicide, police said. Upper Darby Township police said William Neill, 42, of the 3200 block of Berkley Avenue, Drexel Hill, was pronounced dead of a single gunshot wound to the head about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 3900 block of Mary Street, Drexel Hill. Neill's friend Gerald Samuel, 36, a resident of the house, was arraigned about 3 a.m. yesterday in Upper Darby Regional court on a charge of causing or aiding a suicide, police said.
NEWS
November 16, 1986 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since Downingtown school officials began offering a crisis-intervention program for high school students this year, about one-third of the teenagers seeking help have asked to be talked out of committing suicide. According to the counselors and administrators in charge of the Downingtown Senior High School Student Assistance Services, the three-month-old program is reaching students the school never could reach before. During a meeting Wednesday of the Downingtown Area School District Board of Directors, board members heard a status report.
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July 20, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police believe that two women found dead in a Rhawnhurst motel room Sunday, with their heads covered with plastic bags and their hands tied behind their backs, committed suicide together, authorities said Monday. Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said that while police found both women with bags over their heads, only one of the victims had both arms restrained. The other was found with one arm free, Clark said, suggesting she was able to help the first woman commit suicide before killing herself.
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July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Shipley School in Lower Merion announced Friday that a student who was reported missing earlier in the week had likely taken his own life. "Although everyone was praying for a good outcome, I do not have good news," Head of School Stephen Piltch wrote in a letter posted to the school's website Friday. Austin Wylie, 17, was entering his senior year. He was described as a talented player on the school's soccer team and the club team FC Europa. On Thursday, Philadelphia marine units were searching the Delaware River near where Wylie's car had been found, according to police sources.
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April 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A South Jersey police officer is being credited with preventing two people from committing suicide when he stopped to check out a suspicious vehicle during a routine patrol. Bellmawr police said Patrolman Jared Walton spotted the vehicle in an unusual location in a business parking lot about 1:45 a.m. Monday. The officer saw two people inside the vehicle, which had the motor running, windows up, and a hose attached to the exhaust pipe, with the other end running into the vehicle.
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April 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A man was found dead near the Philadelphia Museum of Art Wednesday morning in what police believe to have been a suicide. The man, in his 30s, had a gunshot wound to his chest that police believe was self-inflicted. He was found outside by a runner at 8:23 a.m. near 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Philadelphian condominium building, at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, and across from the Art Museum. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead by medics at 8:30 a.m. Police say a gun was recovered.
NEWS
April 21, 2016
The death of an 83-year-old woman found in her East Germantown home last week with a gunshot wound to her chest has been ruled a suicide, homicide detectives said Tuesday. Mary Morton shot herself in her home on the 400 block of East Cosgrove Street about 12:50 p.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center shortly afterward. Police initially thought Morton had been shot twice in her chest. But the Medical Examiner's Office determined that Morton had another "hole in her body due to cancer treatment," a police spokesman has said.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Jill Castellano, Staff Writer
During a moment of silence late Wednesday afternoon on the University of Pennsylvania campus green, some of the dozens gathered there held posters that read, "You Are Not Alone," and, "This Is a Safe Space. " The campus church bell tolled six times. Then the next speaker came to the lectern to read more letters from anonymous students who had written their stories of depression and anxiety. The event was organized by friends of Penn junior Ao "Olivia" Kong, a finance major, who was hit by a Market-Frankford Line train at the nearby 40th Street station during Monday's morning rush.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S A horrible reflection on our modern celebrity culture, but appearing on reality TV can cause or enhance all kinds of psychological problems and possibly even lead to death. When former contestant Alexa "Lex" McAllister died Feb. 13 from a pill overdose, she became the third "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" contestant to die of an apparent suicide. Jesse Csincsak , the season four "Bachelorette" winner and a friend of Alexa's, is now speaking to Life & Style about the pain the show causes.
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January 24, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A Chester County man has been charged with murder after he allegedly injected cocaine into his girlfriend in what he called a Romeo and Juliet-style suicide pact, then changed his mind after watching her die. Anthony Michael Noble, 27, of Phoenixville, is also charged with drug delivery resulting in death, tampering with evidence, and related crimes, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said. He was arraigned and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail awaiting a preliminary hearing in the case.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Counselors at an after-school homework program in Coatesville say that in two instances, they heard young people discussing suicide and were able to intervene to prevent tragedies. They used techniques they had learned recently in a program called Mental Health First Aid. More than 500,000 people nationwide have completed the training, and over 900 of those are teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, police officers, high school students, and community members in Chester County.
NEWS
January 14, 2016
ISTANBUL - A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic districtyesterday, killing 10 foreigners - mostly German tourists - and wounding 15 other people in the latest in a string of attacks by the Islamic extremists targeting Westerners. The blast, just steps from the historic Blue Mosque and a former Byzantine church in the city's storied Sultanahmet district, was the first by ISIS to target Turkey's vital tourism sector, although terrorists have struck with deadly effect elsewhere in the country.
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