Tag: suicide

Police use teargas to drive agitated man with knife from bedroom

Police use teargas to drive agitated man with knife from bedroom

| November 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:32 p.m., Nov. 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 6700 block of Redbud Drive in reference to a disturbance involving an individual armed with a knife. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male inside the residence very agitated while armed with […]

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Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

| September 16, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender When a parent loses a child, it’s described as the deepest numbness that encompasses their being. It’s often brought on with a freight load of mixed emotions—guilt, anger, sadness, bitterness—grief. It doesn’t matter if you are the parent of a small child or […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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Preventing suicide focus of week at IPFW

Preventing suicide focus of week at IPFW

| September 18, 2013

The “Rising Above” healing service took place Sept. 11 in IPFW Alumni Plaza on campus. The service was one of a number of events the university scheduled during Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. The service also included a balloon release to honor memories of lost loved ones.

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