Suicide

Suicide Review Team
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
November 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Suicide Prevention Center of New York has been awarded a grant from the New York State Health Foundation to develop an in-depth review process in four counties - one of which being Erie County. The purpose of the grant is collect accurate data from suicide investigations, and...
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(AP) - Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
April 10, 2019 - 7:16 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he would sign legislation allowing people with a terminal illness to seek life-ending medication from a physician. The Democrat said Tuesday on public radio's WAMC that he knows the topic is "difficult" for many people and that his support would...
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March 11, 2019 - 3:07 am
HAMBURG (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A visibly uncomfortable Kevin Hines sat on Hamburg High School's stage to share his story of pain, hope, perseverance and triumph. "As you can see, and I'm just going to say it to you right in the beginning here, I'm having a bit of a hard time with my physical...
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Matt Moran
June 26, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Legislator Burke is welcoming experts and those affected into the County Chambers to talk about issues that sometimes people do not want to talk about. "But as policy makers and people involved in government we need to know what people are experiencing and how we can make a...
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Matt Moran
June 25, 2018 - 7:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - When world renowned chef Anthony Bourdain died. Jill Gedra and Kate Elliott, two local chefs, said they wanted to put together an event that would celebrate the life of man they looked up to. Just over two weeks later it manifested into a massive celebration on what would...
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(WBEN/The Conversation) Who is going to die by suicide? This terrible mystery of human behavior takes on particular poignance in the wake of suicides by high-profile and much-beloved celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. It is only natural that people want to know why such tragedies occur...
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Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney on June 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Centers for Disease Control reported that suicide rates increase by 25 percent in the United States over the last two decades. In Erie County, there's also been a notable rise. Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney said that over the last five years, there...
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AP file photo, a child plays beside a message board adorned with notes for loved ones who took their own lives during an Out of the Darkness Walk event organized by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Sawyer Point Park in Cincinnati. Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:12 am
SEATTLE (WBEN/AP) — The apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain comes a day after a report out indicating suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016. More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition,...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:43 am
American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and...
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