Dillard Reacts To Residents’ Deaths

DILLARD, Ore. — Investigators are still trying to determine why a Dillard man killed himself and two others, including his own father, early Tuesday morning in Coos County. Zachary Brimhall, the suspect the shootings, and his father Ray Brimhall were both from Dillard, a town of about 500, just south of Roseburg, right outside of … Continue reading »

Three Found Dead In Murder-Suicide

BASTENDORFF BEACH, Ore. — Three men are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Coos County early Tuesday morning. Multiple agencies were on scene Tuesday at the South Jetty Parking Lot of Bastendorff Beach, which was completely closed to the public for most of the day as investigators worked through the scene. It … Continue reading »

Robin Williams Dead at 63

(CNN) — Comedian Robin Williams is dead at age 63. Williams’ wife and press representative both released statements Monday confirming his death. They say the actor had been suffering “severe depression of late.” Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, says she is “utterly heartbroken” and hopes that people will focus on Williams’ life and the “countless moments … Continue reading »

Oregon Veteran Suicide On The Rise

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority recently released a study that said suicide is the number one cause of death for Oregon veterans under 45 who likely served in Iraq or Afghanistan. On average, from 2008 to 2012, veteran suicide increased from about 40 suicides per 100,000 people to nearly 50. The study showed that … Continue reading »

Schools Respond to Suicide Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis School District says suicide rates are higher than usual this year, so it is teaming up with community groups to offer free counseling services during Spring Break. The school district is working with a half-dozen community groups to offer counseling services not only to try to prevent future tragedies, but … Continue reading »

Deputies Respond to “Murder-Suicide”

UMPQUA, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what it is calling a murder-suicide after a husband killed his wife, then took his own life. But family members say both were terminally ill. Deputies say Dennis Black, 60, of Umpqua, killed his wife Linda Black, 59, then killed himself. On Monday evening, … Continue reading »

Suicide Prevention Workshop

EUGENE, Ore. – In the United States, someone commits suicide every 17 minutes. In Oregon, the suicide rate is nearly one and a half times higher than the national average. This weekend, Lane County Public Health‘s prevention program is holding a workshop to try to reduce those numbers. Saturday’s workshop at the Eugene Public Library … Continue reading »

Suicide Rates Jump Nationwide

EUGENE, Ore. — The Centers for Disease Control says suicide deaths now outnumber those from car crashes nationwide. Suicide rates have increased over the last few years. Lane County Public Health reps say the numbers are even worse in Lane County. This week is National Prevention Week, and the county hopes people will see suicide … Continue reading »

Drug Drop Box Coming to OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An anonymous way of disposing drugs is coming to Oregon State University. It was spearheaded by the campus’ Active Minds chapter, an organization that promotes mental health and well-being. Students will be able to drop off leftover prescription drugs, no questions asked. “There has been a few losses here at OSU so … Continue reading »

Veteran’s Wife Creates Care Packages

EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are alarming. According to the Department of Defense, in 2012 the U.S. military suicide rate grew 15 percent. But it’s not just veterans who are suffering. A veteran’s wife who’s drawn on her own experience is now offers support for others. Kati De’Atley world is a mother of two and … Continue reading »

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