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Published: 04/9/11

Marine Who Campaigned for Veterans Takes His Own Life

By  Lisa Holewa - AOL News
Marine Who Campaigned for Veterans Takes His Own Life

Like the Marine he was, Clay Hunt launched a front-line assault against the demons he brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Texan, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, appeared in a suicide prevention campaign encouraging returning veterans to reach out for help. He went to Washington, D.C., to speak out for veterans' rights. He also built bikes for a rehabilitation program for injured vets and traveled to disaster-ravaged countries to provide humanitarian aid. Soldier Loses Battle with PTSD: MyFoxHOUSTON.com But the Purple Heart recipient, a veteran...

Published: 03/30/11

Teen's Anti-Bullying Video Brings Community Together to Help Parents

By  not in system - AOL News
Teen's Anti-Bullying Video Brings Community Together to Help Parents

Bullying often takes place in the schools, but one expert says it's vital that parents help eradicate name calling, vicious gossip and violence by taking action at home. "Our mission as caring adults should be to help children navigate the often very treacherous waters of childhood and to help them get to the other side, to adulthood, as unscathed as possible," said S. David Bernstein. On Tuesday night, Bernstein, an expert in risk management, spoke to a crowd of parents at a synagogue in Westport, Conn. At the end of his presentation, he played a viral YouTube video that originated in...

Published: 03/28/11

Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 23, Wound Dozens in Afghanistan

By  not in system - AOL News
Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 23, Wound Dozens in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A team of suicide bombers shot their way into the compound of a road construction company in eastern Afghanistan and detonated a truck loaded with explosives, killing 23 people and wounding about 60, the Afghan government said Monday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which the Interior Ministry said occurred late Sunday in the Barmal district of Paktika province. The ministry said three attackers went up to the gate of the Zahir construction company, shot the guard, and then drove a large truck that was full of explosives into the compound where they...

Published: 03/15/11

Ex-Nurse Guilty of Aiding Suicides Online

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Ex-Nurse Guilty of Aiding Suicides Online

FARIBAULT, Minn. - A former nurse accused of seeking out depressed people online and encouraging two to kill themselves was found guilty Tuesday of aiding the suicides of an English man and Canadian woman. William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, was charged in April with two counts of aiding suicide for allegedly advising and encouraging two people to take their own lives. Mark Drybrough, 32, of Coventry, England, hanged himself in 2005, and 18-year-old Nadia Kajouji of Brampton, Ontario, jumped into a frozen river in 2008. Melchert-Dinkel declined a jury trial and left his fate to a judge, who issued...

Published: 02/6/11

Hunt Under Way for Missing Swiss Twins

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Hunt Under Way for Missing Swiss Twins

BERN, Switzerland - Police in Italy, Switzerland and France searched on Sunday for 6-year-old twin girls who disappeared after their father died in an apparent suicide. The body of Matthias Kaspar Schepp, 43, a Canadian-born resident of Switzerland, was found by a railway station near the southern Italian port city Bari shortly before 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to Swiss police in the canton (state) of Vaud. Forestry Police/AP Authorities in Italy, Switzerland and France searched on Sunday for 6-year-old twin girls Livia, left, and Alessia, right, after their father, a...

Published: 02/2/11

Luke Richardson Speaks Out About Daughter's Suicide

By  Alan Adams - AOL News
Luke Richardson Speaks Out About Daughter's Suicide

OTTAWA -- During an NHL career that spanned two decades, Luke Richardson (pictured at a 2009 pregame ceremony) had a reputation has a hard-nosed defenseman who didn't back down from a challenge. Richardson and his family are facing the greatest challenge of their lives and he spoke about it in public for the first time Wednesday since his 14-year-old daughter, Daron Richardson, committed suicide in November. With his wife Stephanie at his side, Richardson announced an annual fundraising drive to support the effort to identify and treat suicidal young people. The first annual Do It For Daron...

Published: 01/10/11

'Jealous' Italian Retiree Kills Wife, 2 Friends in Murder-Suicide

By  Theunis Bates - AOL News
'Jealous' Italian Retiree Kills Wife, 2 Friends in Murder-Suicide

An Italian retiree described by police as a "jealous madman" gunned down his wife and two elderly neighbors he suspected of having an affair with her, before taking his own life. Carlo Trabona, 74, started his murderous rampage Sunday morning at a cafe in the northern city of Genoa, where he regularly played cards with his longtime friends and neighbors Angelo Cavarretta, 76, and his brother Loreto, 68, the Italian news agency AGI reported. Police said he sat down to share a coffee with the siblings, but after a row pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and blasted Angelo in the head and chest,...

Published: 01/8/11

Alireza Pahlavi: The Lonely Life of an Exiled Prince

By  Dave Thier - AOL News
Alireza Pahlavi: The Lonely Life of an Exiled Prince

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Alireza Pahlavi, the youngest son of the late shah of Iran, had lived in exile since he was 13. Captivating, glamorous and tragic, he and his family are the Kennedys of Iran. But while Pahlavi's suicide this week came as a shock to some, it is also the continuation of the sad story of a royal family isolated from its homeland. Pahlavi lived his life in the shadow of history, and of his father. He was an academic -- he didn't seem to display the same political drive of his older brother, or the hardness of the shah. He struggled with depression, as well as the loneliness...

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