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Mom finds suicide instructions hidden in videos on YouTube Kids

Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform. But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all.

TSA agent dies after falling from hotel balcony at Orlando airport

An off-duty officer with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) died Saturday morning after falling from a hotel balcony into the atrium at Orlando International Airport, officials said.

Brunswick Co. inmate dies after attempted suicide

An inmate who tried to kill himself in the Brunswick County Jail over the weekend died Tuesday morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
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His family wanted opioid treatment, he did not get it, and he died

The family says they were denied the one thing they believe their father needed the most, prescription painkillers. Now they want to share his story and spread the awareness.

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?
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New data show drug overdose deaths, suicides climbed at alarming rates in 2017

Overdoses are an all-too-frequent problem in our region because of opioid abuse. The Wilmington area is no stranger to the opioid epidemic.  It was once called the epicenter of the crisis.
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Veteran shares message of hope for those considering suicide

Active duty service members and veterans often face a number of barriers when it comes to seeking and receiving the mental health treatment they need.

Suicide raises Florence death toll to 41 in North Carolina

North Carolina's official death toll from Hurricane Florence is now 41, after a man whose home was damaged by two hurricanes in the past three years took his own life.

Lawsuit: Police chief groped officer days before suicide

A former police officer says a North Carolina town's police chief touched him inappropriately days before he died by suicide.

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