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Griffith Police respond to the scene of a death investigation on the railroad tracks that cross East 45th Avenue east of North Indiana Street in Griffith.

July 28, 2014 8:24 pm
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Firefighters clean the scene of a death investigation on the railroad tracks that cross East 45th Avenue east of North Indiana Street in Griffith.

July 28, 2014 8:24 pm
Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, even as the number of soldier suicides dropped by 8 percent last year.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Police: Suicide victim located under bridge near Munster park

MUNSTER | A Munster man apparently committed suicide Tuesday under a bridge where Fran-Lin Parkway crosses over Hart Ditch, police said.

June 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Chicago man died after jump into Thornton Quarry

THORNTON | A Chicago man jumped to his death Tuesday afternoon after driving through a locked gate at the Thornton Quarry, police said.

June 03, 2014 8:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Donnelly's military suicide screening plan advances

Donnelly's military suicide screening plan advances

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal sponsored by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to improve suicide prevention screening for U.S. service members and National Guard troops cleared a key committee Thursday.

May 22, 2014 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Video Related

SC inmate from Hobart accused in jail suicide

CHARLESTON, S.C. | State police say an inmate from Hobart at the Charleston County jail helped a fellow inmate commit suicide by choking him.

May 08, 2014 2:35 pm

How do you think survivors feel about comments?

First, my condolences to the families and friends of the men from Lake Central who decided to take their own lives. No one knows why people decide to do that — despair, unbearable pain?

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mental illness a major challenge for youths

Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a Major League Baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome — his son's mental illness. Mental illness remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youths.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Response to teen suicides heightens awareness

More than 200 Lake Central High School students brought a sharp focus on suicides March 31 with their sit-in at the school, staged to protest school officials not speaking out to the student body about the suicide of a former student. A few days afterward, a second teen — this one a classmat…

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Local leaders weigh in on school suicide prevention

Local leaders weigh in on school suicide prevention

When tragedies hit schools, districts throughout the region respond in a variety of ways.

April 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Father talks about son's suicide

Father talks about son's suicide

SCHERERVILLE | The family of a former Lake Central High School student who died last week as a result of suicide appreciates the outpouring of love and support, his father said.

April 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Lake Central, students coping with two suicides

Lake Central, students coping with two suicides

ST. JOHN | A second Lake Central High School student committed suicide Wednesday night, following a sit-in Wednesday involving about 200 students, according to a parent who notified The Times. Details were not immediately available on the second student suicide.

April 03, 2014 4:58 pm Photos

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Chicago man dies after jumping onto Calumet Avenue

HAMMOND | A 46-year-old Chicago man died Tuesday afternoon after jumping from Cline Avenue onto Calumet Avenue, police said. 

March 25, 2014 8:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

Bullying is a problem in many schools and neighborhoods. Countless children wake up afraid to go to school or venture out of the house because they are victims of bullying.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Laura Black, of the Family & Youth Services Bureau, talks about suicide and statistics Monday at the "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue" program at Wheeler High School.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School students and others gathered in the WHS auditorium Monday the program "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue." The presentation focused on communication, loss, prevention and awareness followed by group discussions to share personal insights.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
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