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Pastor in sex crime probe kills self at church

An Arizona pastor shot and killed himself at his church after being served with a search warrant investigating his Internet conversations with a 14-year-old girl, police said on Friday. Full story

Bullying behind teen girls’ suicide pact?

   Family members remember 14-year-olds Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz, discussing what drove them to commit suicide together and why they may have been going out of their way to conceal their intentions.

Ga. judge rejects assisted suicide law challenge

A Georgia judge rejected a free-speech challenge to the state's law against assisted suicide, allowing a high-profile case to proceed against four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself. Full story

Social environment linked to gay teen suicide risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers - but those living in a supportive community might be a little better off, according to a new study. Full story

What leads gay, straight teens to attempt suicide?

Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found. Full story

Ohio police: Man shot dead wife, 3 kids, then self

A man who recently told a relative he was having marital problems called 911 and informed a dispatcher that he had fatally shot his wife and three young children and was getting ready to kill himself, too, authorities and his grandmother said Saturday. Full story

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  Suicide prevention advocate takes own life

One of the military's most vocal suicide prevention advocates tragically took his own life. The parents of the former marine corporal speak to msnbc’s Thomas Roberts.

  Mixed news on Army suicides

Suicides in active ranks decrease; reserves and National Guard see spike. NBC's Michelle Franzen reports.

  Do we know how to stop the next one?

Rachel Maddow talks with New York City Sherrif, Edgar Domench, about whether there are any lessons learned from past mass shootings that can help avoid another tragedy.

  Police" Guman killed self at school meeting

A Florida gunman opened fire at a school board meeting before he exchanged shots with a security guard and then killed himself, police said.

  Autopsy scheduled for Madoff's son

An autopsy was scheduled Sunday to determine the cause of death in the suspected suicide of Mark Madoff. NBC's Michelle Franzen reports.

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Megan Meier
Megan Meier

**FILE** This portrait provided by Tina Meier shows Megan Meier, 13, who committed suicide last October after receiving cruel messages on Myspace in St. Charles, Mo. A Missouri mother, Lori Drew, on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 of three minor offenses

A cross, flowers and candles have been placed close to the place in Blaubeuren-Weiler, Germany, where German entrepreneur Adolf Merckle committed suicide
A cross, flowers and candles have been placed close to the place in Blaubeuren-Weiler, Germany, where German entrepreneur Adolf Merckle committed suicide

**ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, FEB. 16** **FILE** In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo a cross, flowers and candles have been placed close to the place in Blaubeuren-Weiler, Germany, where German entrepreneur Adolf Merckle committed suicide. On Monday Jan. 5, 2009 Merckle who owned companies such as Ratiopharm a