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 »