Tag Archives: Suicide

Dawson Barrett :
Kurt Cobain, King of the Outcast Teens

In recognition of the anniversary of the death of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, a host of retrospectives will recognize both the raw potency of Cobain’s songwriting and the tragedy of his heroin use and suicide. They will hide that Nirvana … finish reading Dawson Barrett :
Kurt Cobain, King of the Outcast Teens

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Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

Under the Hood Café near Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas is a place where active duty GIs and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan can discuss the debilitating effects of war. Photo from Under the Hood / Flickr.Texas’ Fort Hood sets … finish reading Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

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Akwasi Evans : Standing Up to the Corporate Bully

Photo by Anton Tang / Flickr.Corporate bullying:It’s time to stand together Big corporations charge citizens extra for making mistakes and penalize them unjustly for being the suckers who fall for their sales pitch. By Akwasi Evans / The Rag Blog … finish reading Akwasi Evans : Standing Up to the Corporate Bully

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Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

In memory of Jay Spotted Elk It became possible to prove that Jay Spotted Elk’s last night on earth was not unusual in the history of Sheridan County, Nebraska. By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 … finish reading Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

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The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

Image from The Public Record.Real cost of war:Shocking suicide rate among vetsBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 We tend to hear about the United States soldiers that are killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, … finish reading The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

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Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

Mental health and the suicide rate:Sending soldiers into harm’s way By Michael Anthony / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 President Obama recently stated that sending more troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan is a solemn decision — one … finish reading Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

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A Morally Bankrupt Military : Spc. Alexis Hutchinson and Pvt. Paul Rich

Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson. Below, Alexis with son Kamani Hutchinson. Photos from Oakland Tribune.U.S. Army:Infant to protective services, mom to Afghanistan By Dahr Jamail / November 16, 2009 See ‘Morally bankrupt military: When soldiers and their families become expendable,’ by … finish reading A Morally Bankrupt Military : Spc. Alexis Hutchinson and Pvt. Paul Rich

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Canary in the Mineshaft : Cautionary Tales of Suicide, Bigotry

Was this house worth dying for?In this July 23, 2008 file photo, the Taunton, Mass. house This was the home of Carlene Balderrama, 53, who fatally shot herself soon after faxing a letter to her mortgage company July 22, saying … finish reading Canary in the Mineshaft : Cautionary Tales of Suicide, Bigotry

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Returning Soldiers Still Struggling

VA Gets 55,000 Plus Suicide Calls: A Suicide Hotline Is Turning Into A Life Line For Veterans In CrisisBy Pia Malbran / July 28, 2008 More than 55,000 people – including about 22,000 who identified themselves as veterans – have … finish reading Returning Soldiers Still Struggling

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Response to Hard Times : The Suicide Solution

Two hours before her home was to be auctioned off, Carlene Balderrama killed herself with her husband’s rifleBy Barbara Ehrenreich / July 28, 2008 A few days before Congress passed its Housing Bill, Carlene Balderrama of Taunton MA found her … finish reading Response to Hard Times : The Suicide Solution

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