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“She Just Liked Fire”: Family Searches for Answers in Gas-Station Suicide

Friends and family of Jerri Phillips were set to gather at a West Philadelphia mosque on Wednesday afternoon for Janazah, the Muslim funeral services, four […]

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Chris Christie Signs “Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act” into Law

In January of 2014 friends and family of University of Pennsylvania student Madison Holleran were devastated by her death. Her legacy survives today in the […]

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Is Milton Hershey School to Blame for Abbie Bartels’ Suicide?

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Milton Hershey School. It has been three years since 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl Abbie Bartels died […]

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Petition Demanding Penn Mental Health Reform Approaching 5,000 Signatures

On April 11th, Penn junior Ao “Olivia” Kong was killed by an oncoming SEPTA train near 40th Street Station. The death was later ruled a suicide. […]

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University of Pennsylvania Student’s Death Ruled a Suicide

University of Pennsylvania engineering student Stephen Kyle Wilshusen killed himself on December 31st making him the tenth University of Pennsylvania student to die by suicide […]

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Mythbuster: Suicide Is Not More Common During the Holidays

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn has some good news for people who appreciate accuracy in media: Last year, for the first time in […]

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Timothy Hamlett’s Body Found in Hudson River

Inviting you to share the life of Timothy Akil Hamlett. Posted by Missing Timothy Hamlett on Monday, June 1, 2015 The body of Timothy Hamlett, […]

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Man Who Jumped From Hotel Balcony Identified

The friends and family of Sean McGrellis are grieving his loss after the 37-year-old Williamstown, New Jersey, man jumped from a balcony high up at […]

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Report: Penn Must Fight “Destructive Perfectionism”

A university task force formed after a wave of suicides hit campus last year says Penn must fight a culture of “destructive perfectionism.” The Daily […]

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Accused of Fraud, Bucks County Man Kills Himself

A member of the Bucks County family accused of accumulating a fortune through insurance fraud, has killed himself. Thomas French was married to Claire Risoldi. “Risoldi’s […]

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Delaware County in Shock Over 14-Year-Old Boy’s Suicide

A heartbreaking end to a heartbreaking week in Philadelphia, with news that 14*-year-old Skyler Baffa of Broomall, Delaware County, committed suicide on Thursday.

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12-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being a Cheerleader

Tragic news out of Folsom, California today is the latest eye-opener to the fact that bullying is alive and well—and the repercussions can be devastating. News […]

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22nd and Market Memorial Park Names Artist

The most recent Center City Residents Association Newsletter has an update on the memorial park proposed for 22nd and Market, the site of the June […]

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Radnor Cop Suicide: Police Release Name of Officer Who Killed Himself

Radnor Police Superintendent William Colarulo has announced the name of the Radnor cop who committed suicide outside the Radnor police station on Tuesday night.

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Radnor Police Officer Commits Suicide Outside Police Station [UPDATED]

UPDATE 9/10 11:55am: Radnor police have released the name of the cop who shot himself on Tuesday outside of the Radnor police station. For the […]