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Investigation: Many US Jails Fail to Stop Inmate Suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, but medicat...
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Woman Who Helped Kidnap Elizabeth Smart Released From Prison

This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee.  (Utah State Prison via AP) DRAPER, Utah — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released...

Newspapers Are to Blame for Holiday Suicide Myth

Opinion by Dan Romer, University of Pennsylvania For years, the media have reported that more suicides occur during the holidays than at any other time. Many of these stories, no doubt, are meant to help people cope with the melancholy and...