Suicide http://nwpr.org en Why George Bailey’s Suicide Attempt Is A Statistical Outlier http://nwpr.org/post/why-george-bailey-s-suicide-attempt-statistical-outlier <p>Portland and Spokane have been trying to prevent people from jumping off the cities' iconic bridges. In the last few weeks, police in both cities have responded to suicides or attempted suicides.</p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:00:20 +0000 Jessica Robinson 39041 at http://nwpr.org Why George Bailey’s Suicide Attempt Is A Statistical Outlier Safety And Suicide At Western State Hospital http://nwpr.org/post/safety-and-suicide-western-state-hospital <p>Western State Hospital, near Tacoma, is the largest psychiatric institution in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission statement says the hospital--</p><p>Actor: "provides a healing environment free from danger, fear, hurt, injury, coercion, or intimidation for people with psychiatric disabilities. … Through vigilant attention and effort, WSH ensures a safe haven."</p><p>One week in April, Western failed to live up to those words, and the consequences were dire. Attention was less than vigilant, and two patients wound up dead. In part one of our public radio investigation, KUOW's John Ryan reported on the case of one of those patients. She committed suicide. In part two of our investigation, John looks at the safety improvements Western has, and hasn't, made since April. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:16:45 +0000 John Ryan 14795 at http://nwpr.org Safety And Suicide At Western State Hospital Through The Cracks: The Life And Death Of Megan Templeton http://nwpr.org/post/through-cracks-life-and-death-megan-templeton <p>In the past decade, a dozen Western State Hospital patients have killed themselves. More than a hundred others have tried. Megan Templeton was the most recent. In April, she hanged herself in her hospital room. She had turned 20 the day before. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults in Washington. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:55:51 +0000 John Ryan 14717 at http://nwpr.org Through The Cracks: The Life And Death Of Megan Templeton Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Josh Powell Murder-Suicide http://nwpr.org/post/pierce-county-sheriffs-dept-investigating-josh-powell-murder-suicide <p>The Pierce County Sheriff&rsquo;s department is investigating a murder-suicide connected to a high-profile missing person&rsquo;s case. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:05:15 +0000 2628 at http://nwpr.org Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Josh Powell Murder-Suicide