Missouri Politician Commits Suicide

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — A leading Republican candidate for Missouri’s governor’s office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning. ​Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who’d just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, was pronounced deceased from a single gunshot wound, possibly self-infliction, according to a Clayton Police Department press release. According … Continue reading »

Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Suicide Rates Up After Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the holiday season gearing up, health officials say now is the time to be aware of depression among friends and family. Suicide rates typically go up right after the 1st of the year. Many people spend the holidays surrounded by family, friends, and support, and Jackson County Mental Health officials say … Continue reading »

Veterans Seek Easier Access to Help

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local veterans are getting the chance to share their stories with the local VA officials, and many say it’s not easy to get help or resources. Perhaps the ultimate symptom of the challenges is the veteran suicide rate in which about 20 American hero’s take their own lives each day. If veterans … Continue reading »

Williams Death Offically Ruled a Suicide

MARIN COUNTY, California – A coroner has officially ruled the death of Robin Williams a suicide. According to a report released Friday, there were no alcohol or illegal drugs involved. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what was suspected to be a suicide by hanging. Investigators believe the actor used … Continue reading »

New Details in Coos Bay Shooting

COOS BAY, Ore. — New details have emerged in regards to the shooting that left a Michigan man dead at an Oregon beach. Officials in Coos Bay say that David Jesse Hortman was killed earlier this week when Zachary Levi Brimhall fired more than 15 rounds from 100 yards away at Hortman’s car. Police say … Continue reading »

Robin Williams Death Prompts Discussion

Medford, Ore. — The death of Robin Williams is highlighting the serious issue of mental health, depression and suicide. Tuesday morning, a coroner’s report confirmed Williams took his own life by hanging himself with a belt.  This comes after his publicist said he was dealing with severe depression. Jackson County Mental Health said 90% of … Continue reading »

Holiday Season Is Troubling For Some

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and all of the holidays this time of year are supposed to be a joyous time but can be overwhelming, stressful and depressing for some. Be it the bad economy, bad memories or just troubling times, the number of Medford residents taking their own lives increases during the … Continue reading »

Medford Police Engage in Standoffs

MEDFORD, Ore., – Medford Police say a pair of separate suicidal standoffs Wednesday are part of a dangerous growing trend. They say officers are responding to an increasing number of suicidal threats or threats to others. Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 300 block of Benson Street in Medford, where they found … Continue reading »