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Hair Loss Drugs Linked To Depression And Erectile Dysfunction

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) ― Drugs that treat hair loss and prostate enlargement are tied to a small increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to ...

Lessons in Non-Judgment

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ commanded us not to judge one another: Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you wi...

Oromo Asylum Seekers In Egypt Are Self-Immolating Out Of Desperation

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.16.2016 | World

Frustrations among Oromo refugees from Ethiopia stranded in Egypt over long waits for their claims to be processed by the U.N. refugee agency and the ...

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?

McLean Hospital | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Michael R. Hollander, PhD Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of colleg...

We Are All Walking Wounds

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Charmaine Belonio

We can be each other's reason to be a better story even if good, better, and best are words that are way too strange from where we are right now.

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

Ash Grunwald and Lissie Turner Talk About Gratitude, Death, Self-Harm and Making Music

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 04.25.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

When I invited Ash Grunwald and Lissie Turner (aka Mel Bampton) to come and sit on the Gratitude Bench in Byron Bay to talk about what they're most grateful for, I had no idea they'd share so deeply, authentically and passionately.

My Secret Life as a Skin-Picker

The Establishment | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

I know -- intellectually -- that I am a good person. But the disorder skews this perception, making everything about the shame of my outer appearance. How can I be a good person when I do this to myself?

Tattoo Artist Spends Day Off Inking Survivors Of Domestic Violence, Self-Harm For Free

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

One tattoo artist is helping others turn traumatic scars into symbols of strength. Brian Finn, who works at Infinite Art Tattoo in Toledo, Ohio, spe...

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

Mental Health Crisis -- Even Privileged Children Can't Escape

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?

The Real Significance Behind The Semicolon Tattoo Trend

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

Ever wondered what the story is behind someone's tattoo? Some have more significance than others, but the meaning behind the recent trend of semico...

It Doesn't Have to Be So Hard

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.22.2016 | Education
Catherine Gobron

As a culture we believe deeply that school is the only way forward. We believe that people absolutely, positively must get through the gauntlet of high school for any hope of a successful future.

Facebook Has A New Suicide Prevention Feature. Will It Work?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In February, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a suicide prevention feature. Although the social media platform has given users the option to...

Confessions of a Former Cutter

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

Being able to talk about my issues and feeling like I had a support system were the keys to me getting completely mentally healthy again. I'm hope by telling my story I can reach someone who might feel like they're crazy, too, realize they're not, and get the help they need.

Selena Gomez Reminds Fans That 'Every Life Is Worth It'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.26.2015 | Teen

On Thursday, Selena Gomez took to Instagram to share a comment she appears to have sent to a fan who's been having a hard time. The message is an ...

This is a Love Story

Marvi Lacar | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marvi Lacar

Papa I suspected that my father was manic-depressive after I started dating X. Both men were unpredictable, at times violent, thrilling and volatile b...

Emotional Rescue

Alan Ross | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Ross

It would be prudent as well as a wonderful legacy to those who have lost their lives to suicide to turn our focus out of the darkness and into the light, from focusing on the details of death and disaster to our potential to provide support to those who are out there right now and need our help.

To the Girl I (Accidentally) Catfished

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Looking back now, my story is kind of funny. It always gets a laugh out of people. But when you stop and think about it, it's actually horrible. You place your trust and affection in someone only to find out it was all a lie.

Game Changer: My Bipolar Journey

Marisa Lancione | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

Mental illness is insidious. It's a monster that buries itself deep in your brain and rears its ugly head when you least expect it. And just when you think you've gotten to know the game it plays, the rules change.

Our Policy in Preventing Suicide Should Be "If In Doubt, Check It Out"

Alan Ross | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Alan Ross

Altruistic or not, it is of great benefit to our friends, family and community to gain insight into what the person in crisis is thinking and feeling -- whether we understand them or not -- in order to intervene in a potential life-threatening situation.

Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Note: The content in this post may be disturbing to readers. Ten years ago, if you were to tell someone you were going to "tweet" them, they'd probab...

Coming Out Of The Mental Illness Closet

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am slowly beginning to accept that I can make my life look however I want, but under no circumstances can I sit back and wait for things to get better. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice.

The Trouble With Freeing People

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Cynthia Jeub

My justice sense was tingling. We'd been working to help this young girl get away from her abusive home and church for over a year, and I was finally...

DSM-5's New Approach to Suicide Risk, Behavior

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

The increased emphasis on suicide throughout DSM-5 will lead to more effective recognition of individuals with symptoms and behaviors that put them at risk. With improved diagnosis and care, the nation may finally be able to turn the tide on this loss and grief.