Thanks to the first fall in drug overdose deaths since 1990, plus a continuing decline in cancer deaths
The 21-year-old faces criminal punishment for text messages to her suicidal boyfriend.
"Red flag" laws leave gun owners defenseless.
To Stop Mass Shooters, Trump Says, We Should Make Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Easier. No, We Shouldn't.
Because psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behavior, the wider net would catch lots of harmless people.
The state's assisted suicide law goes into effect today.
HBO documentary explores teen’s culpability in boyfriend’s suicide.
Plus: Oakland decriminalizes mushrooms, and the ethics of "doxxing"
Surprise: A viral study is junk science.
Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Illustrates the Pitfalls of Disarming People Based on Their Future Behavior
The process for obtaining "extreme risk protection orders" that take away people's Second Amendment rights is rigged against gun owners from the outset.
Guyora Binder and Luis Chiesa break it down, and some quibbles.
Plus: Rapper 21 Savage released from ICE custody and more details on how Homeland Security scammed immigrant students
The bill passed overwhelmingly by a 379-1 House vote, but according to Rep. Amash, it lacks a "constitutional basis."
The late travel host changed television-and my life.
Lawmakers approved bill during a special session. Now that process has been challenged.
Americans strongly support the right to end suffering for terminal diseases, but states have lagged behind.
Cop tech can facilitate better policing, but it urgently needs more oversight.
Assisted suicide, experimental medical treatments, and slippery slopes
An estimated 111,000 excess premature deaths occurred in white individuals between 1999 and 2014
Stop Sharing News That Trans Teen Suicides Spiked Post-Election—It's Not Just Wrong, But Dangerous to LGBT Youth
This false epidemic going viral could drive real suicide attempts among struggling teens.
That seems counterproductive.
Viral video star shot to death in Arizona when police respond to suicide attempt.
The numbers don't justify the outrage and fear.
For Gun Control Supporters, Japan's High Suicide Rate Is Much Less Interesting Than Its Low Homicide Rate
A Vox post about Australia highlights declines in suicide, a subject that a post about Japan does not even mention.
Drugs, suicide, and liver disease responsible for 500,000 extra deaths since 1999.
Talking about mass shootings, the president cited data on suicides.
Allows mentally competent adults with terminal illnesses to legally get life-ending drugs.
That's a win for personal freedom.
Prosecutors say Michelle Carter "wantonly and recklessly" caused her boyfriend's death.
National Journal reads too much into a correlation.
For consenting adults suffering from severe and incurable medical conditions