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Mental Health and African-American Women

Welansa Asrat, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Welansa Asrat, M.D.

The limited use of mental health services by African-American women suggests that there are too many women who are silently suffering.

Do You Want to Kill Yourself?

Perry Noble | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Perry Noble

If you're reading this, your story is not over. Jesus wants us to have a life full of joy, hope and peace. Just remember that if ain't good, God ain't done. He works all things (even the things that seem hard right now) together for our good.

What It Means When an 11-Year-Old Attempts Suicide

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Carrie Goldman

In the two weeks since 11-year-old Michael Morones attempted to take his own life by hanging, potentially leaving him severely brain damaged, his parents are trying to sort out what happened and where to go from here.

Can School Stereotypes Be a Pathway to Suicide?

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Female high school students experience more suicidal thoughts and attempts than males. However, male high school students complete suicide more frequently. One concern drawn from the research of Sian Beilock, PhD of the University of Chicago is how messages of stereotypes such as, "Girls find math difficult", can create something called stereotype threat. Stereotype threat is a situation where individuals are at risk of confirming a negative stereotype about a group to which they belong.

Tyler Clementi's Suicide: Best To Look Not Only At Ravi But At Society At Large

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.