Tag: suicide

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Notes From My Suicide

The view from a low point.

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The Strange Case of the Man With No Name

On September 14, 2001, Lyle Stevik checked into the Lake Quinault Inn. Three days later, the motel’s housekeeper found him dead. But “Lyle Stevik,” it turns out, was an alias.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Corpseless Shrouds"

A woman recalls an endless lifetime of near-death experiences.

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Death of a Troll

The story behind an online gamer’s suicide.

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A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair

The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.

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The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many teenagers killing themselves in Palo Alto?

Hanna Rosin on the Longform Podcast
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The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

While on a string of tour dates opening for Radiohead, interaction between Mark Linkous’ antidepressants and the Rohypnol he took to sleep caused him to pass out. A hotel maid found him the next morning bent into a position where his legs had been cut off from circulation. When they untangled, built-up potassium shot from his lower body upward, triggering a harmful chain reaction that caused a heart attack and kidney failure.

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The Good Soldier

Struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, Army officer Lawrence Franks went AWOL. Five years later, he reappeared as Christopher Flaherty, a member of the French Foreign Legion who served three tours in Africa. Then he was court-martialed.

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In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another

One Marine battalion has had four members kill themselves in just the last year. The soldiers have jury-rigged a system of Facebook notifications and Google spreadsheets to try to stop it.

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Daniel Wolfe Is Killing Himself Live on Facebook

The search for an Iraq veteran on the brink of suicide.

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The Ghosts of Pickering Trail

Only after buying a new home did the Milliken family learn something terrible had happened in it.

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The Death of Randall Jarrell

The poet died when he was hit by a car in 1965. Everything else about his demise is a mystery.