SUICIDE

Ride To Support Suicide Awareness Is Hoping To Remove Stigma

According to the AFSP, there are 132 suicides everyday in the U.S.

HARWOOD, N.D.- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts its annual ride to support mental health awareness and support for loss survivors. “We need to be voices for those struggling to use their voice,” said volunteer Catrina Gullickson. Catrina Gullickson lost her daughter Meghan to suicide eight years ago. “She was fun and bubbly. She had a smile from ear…

A Family Wants To Raise Awareness After Losing Son To Suicide

Spencer Muchow was 27 years old and a father of two little boys

MOORHEAD, Minn- “I’m not ashamed. I’m not, I was proud to be his mom,” Andrea Alm says. Andrea Alm was Spencer Muchow’s mom. “He walked into a room and you knew it. Immediately. He made everybody laugh. He would drop everything to help anybody, anytime,” she says. But underneath it all, he was battling his own demons. Muchow committed suicide…

Fargo Police respond to suicidal individual with gun

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department responded to a mental health call at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The caller reported an individual with a gun was suicidal in the 500 block of 23 Avenue S. When officers arrived they set up a perimeter. The individual in question came out unarmed and followed the officers’ orders. The individual was transported to…

Minneapolis VA Cited after 2018 Suicide of Veteran

It's the second time the medical center was cited after a suicide.

MINNEAPOLIS–The Minneapolis VA Health Care Center has been cited for failures in connection with the 2018 suicide of a veteran in its care. It’s the second time that a federal watchdog has cited the medical center after a suicide. In a report this week, the VA Office of Inspector General found that three staff members failed to share the man’s…

How A Family Affected by Suicide is Spreading Mental Health Awareness

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

HAWLEY, Minn. — A Hawley family is celebrating the memory of their daughter exactly one year after her passing. The Bjorndahls lost their daughter Katie to an overdose on September 29, 2018. Now, nearly 150 friends, family, teammates, teachers and colleagues are gathered at the Hawley Softball Field in her honor. The memorial is a marriage of music, poetry and…

Community Members Walk for Suicide Prevention

About 2,000 people participated in this year's Out of the Darkness Walk

FARGO, N.D. — With every step taken, walkers at this year’s Out of the Darkness fundraiser are hoping to get to a world where suicide isn’t the answer for anybody. “We’re physically walking together, which I think has its own health benefits and community–building benefits, but the actual act of fundraising and raising money for a cause that you believe…

Suicide Prevention Month Aims to Raise Awareness

The Out of the Darkness Walk will be September 15

FARGO, N.D. — On average, one person dies by suicide every 57 hours in North Dakota. That’s according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide Prevention Month aims to raise awareness. The topic hits close to home for Tristan Ross. He’s lost several friends to suicide. “One of them even the night before, I was watching the Snapchats, he…

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…