suicide http://kcur.org en Baby Boomers Hold The Highest Rate Of Suicide, Especially in Kansas http://kcur.org/post/baby-boomers-hold-highest-rate-suicide-especially-kansas <p></p><p></p><p>There are 76 million Americans who were born between the mid-40s and the mid-60s. The Baby Boomers have much of the wealth, much of the power, much of the responsibility in our nation today. But, they also now have the highest suicide rate among all age groups. Guest host <a href="http://kcur.org/people/brian-ellison">Brian Ellison</a> talks with <em>Kansas City Star</em> reporter Rick Montgomery about this alarming statistic and how the rate in Kansas has skyrocketed in the last few years.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:07:28 +0000 Brian Ellison & Hannah Copeland 58493 at http://kcur.org Baby Boomers Hold The Highest Rate Of Suicide, Especially in Kansas Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers http://kcur.org/post/report-farmer-suicide-rate-higher-all-other-workers <p>U.S. farmers are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than other workers, a new study has found.</p><p>University of Iowa researcher Wendy Ringgenberg&nbsp;compiled a study based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration farm death statistics from 1992 to 2010. <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farm-workers-far-more-likely-die-suicide-why" target="_blank">In a recent interview with Iowa Public Radio</a>, Ringgenberg said suicide rates have likely been underestimated and underreported.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:07:16 +0000 Cody Newill 57469 at http://kcur.org Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers Suicide And The Digital Afterlife http://kcur.org/post/suicide-and-digital-afterlife <p>Whenever a loved one dies, those left behind suffer for that loss, but when that loved one chose to take his or her <em>own</em> life, how do friends and family recover? &nbsp;In 2009 deaths from suicide surpassed those in motor vehicle accidents. There were more than&nbsp;30,000 that year.&nbsp; And in a society that lives much of its life online through social media, what happens to one’s digital self after suicide? Is it acceptable to “defriend the dead,” or is social media a good way for us to cope with the loss of our loved ones?</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:19:24 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 42642 at http://kcur.org Suicide And The Digital Afterlife KC Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Death Case On Trial Eve http://kcur.org/post/kc-diocese-settles-sex-abuse-death-case-trial-eve <p></p><p>There was a surprise ending to what may have been a landmark sex abuse case against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese.&nbsp;</p><p>Both sides reached a settlement&nbsp; in the middle of&nbsp; jury selection as trial was to begin in Jackson County Circuit Court at Independence, Mo.</p><p></p><p>The civil court action stemmed from the 1983 death of a former altar boy.</p><p>A statement from the diocese said, in part, that while facts of the case remain unclear, "the tragedy of it is certain."</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:11:44 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39808 at http://kcur.org KC Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Death Case On Trial Eve A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides http://kcur.org/post/look-what-triggers-murder-suicides <p>Murder suicide is rare, but on the rise across the country. Missouri is in the top ten for women killed by intimate partners, and murder-suicide has increased in Kansas. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:44:52 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 28809 at http://kcur.org A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides Middle Aged White Males Drive Up Suicide Rate In Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/middle-aged-white-males-drive-suicide-rate-johnson-county <p>Mention Johnson County, Kansas and locals think wealth, privilege and the pursuit of happiness. But disturbing trends in Johnson County suicide rates challenge us to think beyond this stereotype. According to the Kansas Bureau of Vital Statistics, there was a 70 percent increase in suicides in Johnson County from the years 2006 to 2010, from 47 to 80.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:47:26 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 26069 at http://kcur.org Middle Aged White Males Drive Up Suicide Rate In Johnson County Recent Suicides Raise Awareness http://kcur.org/post/recent-suicides-raise-awareness <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p>Countless Americans have relatives, friends, or colleagues who have committed suicide. When Fox 4 Kansas City meteorologist&nbsp;<strong>Don Harman</strong>&nbsp;took his own life last week, many people realized that suicide can affect those whom we least suspect.<br /> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:13:15 +0000 Brian Ellison, Stephen Steigman & Luke Martin 8445 at http://kcur.org Recent Suicides Raise Awareness