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August 22, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jessica Moscatel came out as transgender in 11th-grade English class this spring. The teen asked classmates and teachers to call him Riley Matthew Moscatel from then on. They did. The request met little resistance at Bucks County Technical High School, which has other transgender or openly gay students. "Everyone supported him," said a friend, Kate Cimino, who will be a junior this year. "Everyone loved Riley. He was everyone's best friend. " But on Monday, the 17-year-old appeared to commit suicide, the county Coroner's Office said.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
April 14, 2013 | By Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
SARATOGA, Calif. - Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott passed out drunk at a friend's house, woke up, and realized she had been sexually abused. In the days that followed, she was shocked to see an explicit photo of herself circulating among her classmates along with e-mails and text messages about the episode. And she was horrified to discover that her attackers were three of her friends, her family's lawyer says. Eight days after the party, she hanged herself. "She pieced together with e-mails and texts who had done this to her. They were her friends.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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September 13, 2014 | By Robert Moran and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia schoolteacher died Thursday from stab wounds police believed were self-inflicted in a lobby restroom at a South Philadelphia hotel. The woman, 48, was a sixth grade teacher at Key School in the 2200 block of South Eighth Street in South Philadelphia. She reported for work Thursday morning, but left without notifying the principal, said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the School District. At 8:11 a.m., police were called to the Holiday Inn at 1000 Packer Ave., where the woman was found with stab wounds to her neck, a breast, and arms, said Officer Tanya Little.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township staff and officials were in shock Wednesday after police said a popular officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after going off duty Tuesday night. Officer Robert "John" Miller, 34, a nine-year veteran of the department and a married father of two sons, was found in the township building's parking lot, 301 Iven Ave., about 6:30 p.m., police said. "He was truly one of my finer officers," Police Superintendent William Colarulo said.. "I never saw this coming.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHEN PUPILS and teachers return to the halls of South Philly's Francis Scott Key Elementary School this morning, it will be under a cloud of grief. Amy Persky Newman, 48, a beloved teacher at Key for 20 years, died yesterday on the fourth day of the new school year. Preliminary evidence indicated that the sixth-grade teacher took her own life inside a public bathroom on the lobby floor of the Holiday Inn Stadium, on Packer Avenue near 10th Street in South Philly, police said.
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IF NOT FOR the yellow police tape cordoning off Malta Street and the firefighters washing blood from the walkway of a redbrick rowhouse, it would have looked like any other September afternoon in Juniata Park yesterday, with schoolkids in navy polos and khakis walking home and cars lining Hunting Park Avenue. But yesterday wasn't like any other day on the tidy block lined with a patchwork of lawns split by cement walkways. About 12:30 p.m., police said, a 42-year-old man in search of his estranged girlfriend went on a rage-fueled rampage outside a house, shooting her 21-year-old son and 40-year-old sister before putting a bullet into his own head.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jessica Moscatel came out as transgender in 11th-grade English class this spring. The teen asked classmates and teachers to call him Riley Matthew Moscatel from then on. They did. The request met little resistance at Bucks County Technical High School, which has other transgender or openly gay students. "Everyone supported him," said a friend, Kate Cimino, who will be a junior this year. "Everyone loved Riley. He was everyone's best friend. " But on Monday, the 17-year-old appeared to commit suicide, the county Coroner's Office said.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
I FIRST HEARD about Robin Williams' death when I was standing in line at my mother's viewing and a friend's BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. It was a surreal, if brief, moment. Not to be insensitive, but while I always liked Mindy's Mork and all the other incarnations of this gifted actor, the death of a stranger was exponentially less important than my personal grief. Still, when I heard it was a suicide, my fleeting first thought was that my mother had fought so valiantly to cling to something Williams had just thrown away.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SHE WAS WATCHING Jeopardy! on Monday when the news scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen that Robin Williams had taken his own life. "I burst into tears," says "Helen," who has asked to remain anonymous to protect her daughter. "I wanted to call his wife and tell her there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. I wanted to hug her. " Helen says this even though, more often than not, she feels the pain of her brother's 2010 suicide as if it, too, happened Monday. And even though she still battles the despair that led to her own suicide attempt just eight months after her brother died.
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County Court judge on Friday lambasted a county prosecutor for charging a Bensalem man with killing his mother because the man had survived a suicide attempt with her. At a hearing where defense attorneys challenged the charge, Judge Albert J. Cepparulo repeatedly pressed the prosecutor to show evidence that Gus Yiambilis "acted with malice" - the mental state required for a homicide charge - when he used a generator to send gasoline fumes...
NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their intentions evidently were clear: A mother and her adult son penned several suicide notes on lined paper in their Bensalem apartment. "The negativity in this world is too much for us to deal with," Karen Yiambilis, 59, wrote that Monday night in April. "We are sorry but we wish to not deal with it anymore. We are going home to God. " Around 8 p.m., Gus Yiambilis, 30, started up a gasoline-powered electric generator that filled the apartment with carbon monoxide. Packing tape sealed the vents, windows, and doors.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2014 | BY DEBORAH WOODELL, Daily News Staff Writer woodeld@phillynews.com
SUICIDE SILENCE is off to the type of fresh start no band wants to go through. The deathcore quintet from Riverside, Calif., is touring in support of its fourth full-length album, "You Can't Stop Me" (Nuclear Blast Records), with new singer Eddie Hermida, who came on board in October 2013 after a motorcycle crash killed frontman Mitch Lucker the previous fall. The tour will take them to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Friday as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
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