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Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old freshman from Huntsville, Alabama, took his own life last week after being bullied over his sexual orientation.

An Alabama sheriff’s deputy is on leave after a social media post mocking the suicide of an LGBTQ teen

Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old freshman at Huntsville High School, took his own life last Thursday after being bullied over his sexual orientation.
Peruvian former president, Alan García, in Lima in November 2018.

Peru’s former president killed himself shortly before police came to arrest him over a long-running bribery scandal

Alan García killed himself before a police raid. His death was confirmed on social media by Martín Vizcarra, the current president.
High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart to talk to her students about how they're doing.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it’s going viral

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.
Students take part in a rally for National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Students from around the nation joined in the walkout against gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.

The death of a second Parkland shooting survivor by suicide is raising questions about suicide contagion and depression among teens

A second Parkland shooting survivor has died by suicide. His death comes as more teens than ever are succumbing to depression and suicide.

The father of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook shooting has died from an apparent suicide

Jeremy Richman was found dead by an electrician in Newtown, Connecticut’s Edmond Town Hall — the office building where he worked — on Monday morning.
Women hug each other as they visit a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018 in Parkland, Florida.

A second Parkland shooting survivor has reportedly committed suicide

Police are still investigating, but authorities told the Miami Herald that a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student died on Saturday.
Sydney Aiello

A teenager who survived the Parkland shooting has died by suicide

Sydney Aiello's mother said Sydney struggled with survivors guilt and had been diagnosed with PTSD following the Parkland shooting.

Depression among Gen Z is skyrocketing — a troubling mental-health trend that could affect the rest of their lives

More young people are having depressive episodes, and it could spell trouble for years to come. Psychologists say there's more we could be doing.

Virginia officials say a woman shot her self in the face while handcuffed during a traffic stop

Sarah Wilson was handcuffed during a traffic stop in Chesapeake, Virginia, in July 2018 when she "contorted" her body, and shot her self, police said.
Kelly Catlin at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands on March 3, 2018.

The suicide death of a 23-year-old Olympic cyclist highlights a disturbing trend. Her former coach says we could be doing more.

People under 25 are dealing with alarming rates of depression, mental distress, and suicidal thoughts. Less sleep and more screen time may not help.