suicide

Suicide is on the rise, especially among young people. Tonic dug deeper than the statistics to find out why.

mental health
mental health

When a Family Member Survives a Suicide Attempt

With hope comes the very real dread that he will try to kill himself again.
Erica Jackson Curran
8.3.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

My Dad Overdosed on Opioids on Purpose

He was one of the large number of people in this country whose overdose was a suicide.
Maria Luisa Tucker
7.10.18
mental health
mental health

Horses Helped These Vets Treat Their PTSD

Every day in the United States, approximately 20 veterans kill themselves.
Taylor Watson
7.6.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict."
Zachary Siegel
6.15.18
mental health
mental health

What I Learned From Being Blind-Sided By a Family Member's Suicide

“I know time will help me feel better about my situation,” he texted me, only hours before he killed himself.
Arielle Greenberg
6.15.18
mental health
mental health

Many Doctors Feel They Have to Hide Their Suicidal Thoughts

"I think physicians want to see themselves as strong and being able to fix things on their own, and not needing too much help."
Shayla Love
6.14.18
suicide
suicide

Gun Shop Owners Are Trying to Stop People From Killing Themselves

Two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides.
Talib Visram
6.14.18
suicide
suicide

Do Suicide Hotlines Work?

Just because calls increase doesn’t necessarily mean suicide rates decrease.
Cole Kazdin
6.13.18
mental health
mental health

You Couldn’t Tell From My Instagram That I Was Thinking About Killing Myself

We need you to show up when we’re unable to ask for it.
Ali Wunderman
6.11.18
grief
grief

We Asked a Therapist Why We Grieve Celebrities Like We Knew Them

The grief for a celebrity once they’re gone might take up more emotional space than the feelings we had about them when they were alive.
Rajul Punjabi
6.8.18
Meducation
Meducation

An Ingredient in Cough Syrup Could Work as an Antidepressant

It works a little like ketamine.
Mike Wang
3.7.18
gun violence
gun violence

States with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Homicides and Suicides

“This study is really an argument encouraging states to pass laws because they can work.”
Dan Roe
3.5.18