The Undiscovered Country
Can suicide be predicted?
Can suicide be predicted?
How did Beebo Russell—a goofy, God-fearing baggage handler—steal a passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport and end up alone in a cockpit, with no plan to come down?
Confined mostly to tiny cabins as the pandemic unfolded, crew members struggle to cope.
A nephew investigates his uncle’s suicide
Teens are dying by suicide at an alarming rate. Public health officials call it a crisis. Researchers have identified several clusters nationwide. The survivors in this Arizona community are fighting back.
Far too many county jail inmates are dying from suicide, a cause of death critics say can be prevented with reasonable health care services. The problem? Private correctional health care firms may have a goal other than providing adequate care.
George Floyd’s murder is a brutal reminder that the entire legal edifice—from slavery to mass incarceration—was designed to break down black people meticulously. This isn’t accidental.
On the plight of indigenous suicide in Alaska.
A profile of Mo Isom, a former goalie on the LSU women’s soccer team now trying to kick for the football team.
A gay Costa Rican shopowner navigates family turmoil and political upheaval.
The angel saving jumpers on an infamous bridge in China.
On the suicide crisis in rural East Texas.
For the past two decades, a suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers.
The Ceasefire Babies was what they called us. Those too young to remember the worst of the terror because we were either in nappies or just out of them when the Provisional IRA ceasefire was called. I was four, Jonny was three. We were the Good Friday Agreement generation, destined to never witness the horrors of war but to reap the spoils of peace. The spoils just never seemed to reach us.
Veterans are taking their own lives on VA hospital campuses, a desperate form of protest against a system that they feel hasn’t helped them.
On learning to live with the urge to die.
You don’t die. You just wake up some place much worse.
While serving in WWII, Jerome Motto received regular correspondence from a woman he barely knew. These letters led to groundbreaking research on how to reach people at risk.
A woman examines her suicidal past.
On Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation, basketball is about much more than winning.
“We need your help,” she said.
The creator of the California-based food chain kills his mother, sister and, finally, himself.
From Hollywood to Anaheim, he had opened a chain of fast-food rotisserie chicken restaurants that dazzled the food critics and turned customers into a cult. Poets wrote about his Zankou chicken. Musicians sang about his Zankou chicken. Now that he was dying, his dream of building an empire, 100 Zankous across the land, a Zankou in every major city, would be his four sons’ to pursue. In the days before, he had pulled them aside one by one -- Dikran, Steve, Ara, Vartkes -- and told them he had no regrets. He was 56 years old, that was true, but life had not cheated him. He did not tell them he had just one more piece of business left to do.
A tragic suicide from 1989 may have been something even more sinister.
The mysterious case of the boy in the barn.
Fellow deputies and the questions not asked.
How suspicions passed from woman to woman.
A quest to ask K.W. the hard questions, at last.
Who abused Josh Klaver – and who know about it?
A closed case, a search for peace.
Did Michell Carter’s texts cause Conrad Roy to kill himself?
Suspecting he had CTE and that it would eventually kill him, a former high school football player kept a diary of what was has happening to his brain.
The story of a newscaster’s suicide.