SUICIDE

Jeffrey Epstein Has Died Overnight By Suicide

CNN — Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died overnight by suicide, according to two law enforcement sources. He was taken from New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in cardiac arrest and died at an area hospital, the sources told CNN. Epstein, 66, had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to…

Norman County Death Ruled A Suicide

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton won't disclose how the man died.

BORUP, Minn. – A man found dead in a field near Borup last week died of an apparent suicide. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton did not say how 31-year-old Ruslan Arr-stan-ali-yevv of Bensalem, Pennsylvania died, but says his injuries are believed to be self-inflicted. Authorities say the man was driving a semi and got stuck in the snow on Highway…

Psychologist Gives Her Take After Children’s Video is Found With Suicide Instructions

She says it's important to talk to children about risky content on the internet

You may think platforms like YouTube Kids are safe for children, but you might want to think again. A Florida mother recently found a video of a cartoon, and in the middle, it shows a man telling kids how to slit their wrists. Therapists say kids have more access and spend more time with electronics, and depending on their developmental…

Fargo VA Working to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Veteran's Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

FARGO, N.D. — They’re the people who put their lives on the line to serve our country. It’s not uncommon for veterans to take their own lives when they come back home. In order for Keith Huff to do his job in Iraq, he had to change the way he thought about life. “I had to accept my own death. That…

Couple Found Dead from Suspected Murder-Suicide in Fargo Identified

Fargo Police responded to 1814 16th Street South

UPDATE – Fargo Police identify the couple as 78-year-old John T. Ham and 80-year-old Lois Ann Ham.   FARGO, N.D. — An elderly man and woman were found dead this morning at 1814 16th Street South from gunshot wounds. Fargo Police responded around 11 a-m. Neighbors say there was lots of commotion on the street with all emergency vehicles. Police…

Burning at Orangetheory Fitness for Derrick Jacobs; How the Community is Honoring Him One Year Later

Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018...but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are in place for Derrick Jacobs

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Derrick Jacobs of Fargo took his own life. Now 365 days later, friends and family are working out together to honor his memory. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen shows us how Orangetheory is more than just a work out. Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018…but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are…

State Leaders Discuss Suicide Prevention: How to Lower Rising Rates in North Dakota?

Over 100 statewide leaders expressed their concerns and told their stories but one common theme kept overlapping...erasing the stigma

WEST FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp holds a summit to discuss the growing rates of suicide and ways to decrease those numbers. Over 100 statewide leaders shared their experiences and opinions. Every 63 hours, suicide kills one person in North Dakota. “Some of these deaths have been five, six years ago and the pain is just as…

Out of the Darkness Walk Raises Mental Health Awareness for Fourteenth Year

The walk raised over $100,000 for mental health research and suicide prevention

  FARGO, N.D. — More than 2,000 people are raising awareness about suicide and the importance of mental health for the fourteenth year in a row. The Out of the Darkness walk is meant to remind people there is still hope for those who struggle with a mental illness every day. Organizers of the walk say it’s because of mental health…

Fargo Brewing Company Fights to Prevent Suicide

Some say prevention can only happen by getting rid of the stigma against mental health

FARGO, N.D. –Fargo Brewing Company is spending the holiday fighting suicide. For every pint of beer purchased, the brewery will donate one dollar to North Dakota’s Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. One  hundred and forty people committed suicide in North Dakota in 2018 so far. The Foundation hopes to decrease that statistic by at least 20 percent in…

One Man Dead and Two Officers on Administrative Leave After Shooting in Grand Forks

We do know that when police showed up on scene, two people were near the intersection of 22nd Street and 24th Avenue

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One man is dead and two officers are on administrative leave after a shooting in Grand Forks. “At 3:17 am on July 8th, 2018 grand forks police officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of south 22nd street in response to a report of a suicidal subject armed with a fire arm,” said Chief Mark Nelson…