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LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

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Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles coroner's office on Wednesday ruled the cause of death of actor Verne Troyer was suicide. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said the Austin Powers actor died from alcohol intoxication. Troyer died April 21 at the age of 49 three weeks after paramedics transported him from his home in North Hollywood, Calif., to a hospital in Van Nuys. A statement on his Instagram account announcing his death alluded to "battles" the Michigan native fought. "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help," the post read. The actor struggled with alcoholism for years. Troyer, who was born with the gen...
Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

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As a star student and a promising athlete at her Mississippi high school, with college ambitions, it seemed that the sky was the limit for then-17-year-old Katie Stubblefield, her father said. "She was driven for a purpose," her father, Robb Stubblefield, told "Nightline." "When she was a kid, she played soccer from the time she was, what, 4 years old? And she was not very nice at playing soccer ... they used to call her 'bulldozer.'" But amid the stress of looking at colleges and looking ahead to graduation, the teen's life took a detour. Now, four years later, she has a different story to tell -- one that describes the emotional struggles of adolescence, the permanence of split-second decisions and how two troubled souls came together to create a second chance. This story will b...
University student suicide rates revealed

University student suicide rates revealed

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The Office for National Statistics has published higher education suicide rates for the first time.The figures show 95 recorded university student suicides for the 12 months to July 2017 in England and Wales. This is lower than for the general population of similar ages, but does not include suicides among students at further education colleges.Since the 1950s there have been very few comprehensive pieces of research into student suicides. But a report published last autumn showed the numbers of students disclosing mental health problems had increased fivefold in a decade.Up until now detail on things like age clusters, people's undergraduate or postgraduate status, or comparison with similar-age people who did not enter higher education, has not been ava...
CDC: Suicide rates rose 30% across nation since 1999

CDC: Suicide rates rose 30% across nation since 1999

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June 7 (UPI) -- Suicide rates have risen 30 percent nationwide in less than two decades, data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide, the 10th leading cause of death, the federal agency said. The CDC examined state-level trends from 1999 to two years ago, finding that rates have risen in 44 states, including 25 states with gains more than 30 percent. The information is available in the latest VitalSigns report. "Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans -- and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country," Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's principal deputy director, said in a news release. "From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals,...
Avicii suicide confirmed as family reveal troubled DJ took his own life

Avicii suicide confirmed as family reveal troubled DJ took his own life

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A statement, which was released in Swedish, said: "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions."An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress."When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.""He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer."Avicii's medical issues, including having his gallbladder  and appendix removed were revealed in his 2017 Avicii documentary True Stories. GETTYRIP: Avicii died aged just 28Celebrities that died before the age of 30 Find out which hot stars tragically lost their lives so young.AVICIION THE ROAD: Avicii retired fro