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Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention App

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By diamond 10:02 am March 3, 2015 Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months. Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the […]

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Suicide bomber kills 45 in Nigeria

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:14 pm November 11, 2014 Dozens of people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a northern Nigeria school. The bomber was disguised in a school uniform. 

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Family of woman who died in Missouri jail cell demands answers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am October 6, 2014 The family of a Missouri woman who died while in police custody at the Pagedale city jail is demanding answers. Kimberlee Randale-King, 21, was arrested for traffic warrants last month. 

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Autopsy: death of handcuffed man shot in chest ruled suicide

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:39 pm August 25, 2014 A Louisiana man shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a squad car, according to the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. Victor White III, who was handcuffed at his time of death, sustained a bullet wound to the chest. 

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Report: New York City jails neglected suicide precautions

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:30 pm June 27, 2014 By: Associated Press In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he […]

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For Brown Girls Founder Karyn Washington dead at 22

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:47 am April 11, 2014 Karyn Washington, student at Morgan State University and founder and creator of the website For Brown Girls, has died of an apparent suicide. She was 22. 

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America had an African zoo captive, and he ended his life on this day

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:45 pm March 20, 2014 Have you heard of Ota Benga? His life and death highlights one of many racially motivated atrocities faced by people of African decent in America. The Congolese native and Mbuti pygmy was captured and part of an exhibit for the St. Louis World Fair. 

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ESPN Report: Mizzou fails to report sexual assault, victim commits suicide

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm January 27, 2014 According to an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report, The University of Missouri-Columbia did not investigate or inform law enforcement about an alleged rape, that at least one member of the school’s football team participated in. Administrators found out about the alleged 2010 incident more than a year […]

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Family demands investigation into death of daughter in military

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am January 3, 2014 St. Louis native LaVena Johnson of was a bubbly, intelligent young woman who had high hopes of making an impact while serving her country. As a member of the military, Johnson served overseas in Iraq, just shortly after the U.S. embarked on the Iraq war. Her tragic […]

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Family of Jovan Belcher to have body exhumed for brain examination

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 16, 2013 The family of an NFL player who killed his girlfriend before taking his own life last year is requesting that his brain be examined. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher played for four NFL seasons, and had no documented history of concussions, but his family hopes the […]

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