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Suicide Awareness

Depression and Me

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

There is only ONE you, YOU MATTER --so keep trying, keep your head up and keep choosing to live....because YOU ARE LOVED.

Emotions, Emotions, Emotions: Time to Experience Them for What They Are

Laura DiMinno | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

You see, emotions have gotten a bad rap for so long causing us to repress them. It's time to shift that perspective and to embrace the treasures that emotions are; energy in motion that needs to flow and wants to be free as much as you want to be free of them!

Why Getting Your Gifts Out Into the World Is Essential

Laura DiMinno | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Now is the time more than ever to share your gifts with the world. We are being called to bring forth that which is u...

O.S.U. Swimmers Agree: Cancer Also Strikes People Living With Disabilities

Jim Luce | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.

The Most Powerful Way to Alleviate Suffering

Laura DiMinno | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Do you know someone who's experienced a sudden loss? A child who is struggling with the cruel behavior of other kids...

Robin Williams and the Never-Ending Battle Against Depression

Alana Saltz | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

Let's make sure we're there for people, that we advocate for better treatment and research, that we keep our eyes open to those who might be suffering and alone. Let's be kind to ourselves, be patient with our pain, and remember that it is possible to survive and overcome even the worst moments of sadness and depression.

Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your Verse Be?

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 08.09.2015 | Impact
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Robin Williams was a kind man, noted for his good deeds and the joy he brought to so many of our lives. I think he would want us to grow from this loss, to take what we've learned, and to share it with our village.

Project Semicolon: More Than Just a Tattoo

Sarah Sabatke | Posted 07.21.2016 | College
Sarah Sabatke

With the popularity of the tattoo skyrocketing and individuals getting inked left and right, does the trademark semicolon tattoo still hold significance or has it simply become part of a worldwide trend?

How Do We Find Justice for Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn?

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Leelah Alcorn, a 17 year old transgender teen from Kings Mills, OH, died by suicide early Sunday morning. But for local media in Ohio, Leelah doesn't exist at all.

The Passing of Natural Hair Pioneer Titi Branch

Lauren Carson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Lauren Carson

As the facts emerge surrounding Titi's passing, I hope that all, especially the black community, are moved to take action to significantly increase awareness and education surrounding mental health, illness and wellness so that we do not have to continue to mourn the passing of so many of our dynamic and extraordinary souls.

Suicide and the Art of Boxing

Gerry Gavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerry Gavin

When someone ends their own life, there may be a note, or a reason that is given -- but for everyone who cares for them there will always be that terrible thought in the back of your mind that maybe -- just maybe -- if I had just done...? The blanks that you fill in at the end of that sentence can be endless.

'My Grandmother Took Her Life At 61... In Less Than 2 Years I Will Be Her Age'

Diana M. Raab | Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

When I was 10 years old my grandmother committed suicide in her room next to mine. It was Labor Day weekend and my parents were at work. I knocked on her door and there was no answer. With a child's intuition I sensed that something was wrong so I phoned my parents at work.

Surviving Suicide

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Perhaps the worst thing about suicide is the pain that it causes to those left behind. These people are known as the survivors. And telling our stories can help us to heal from the trauma of this experience.

Suicide Prevention Is a Community Conversation

Alison Malmon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Alison Malmon

All of us who struggle, all of us who care for people who need support, and all of us who have experienced this loss, need to know that other people have been where we are, and have our backs.

Mourning Dad Completes 12-Year, 30,000 Mile Trek For Suicide Prevention

Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact

Stevie Fugate never had the chance to hike the Appalachian Trail. But his father -- Steve -- completed the trek, and then some, for the son he lost to...

Bullying Claims Another Victim... an Unexpected One

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I will not stand by and see other families destroyed. We must defeat bullying. Parents, teachers, grandparents, and -- most of all -- kids, must band together and stop this epidemic in our schools and on our playgrounds.